I also found and bought one of these from a P&P. I bought it primarily because of the 8-lug semi-floating design. Mine came out of a 1984 E-250 van, so it is likely the same as the one you found (they are rare). The one I have has 35-spline axles. It is a c-clip unit.
I was going to use this D60 in a project Cruiser I am building, but I later found a 35-spline D60HD full floater and will use that. I will part with the 35-spline semi floater for a reasonable price if anyone is interested.
Like said above, 35 spline c-clip axles. Not a bad 60 housing to narrow since it has thick axle tubes.
I bought one the other day for the gears and got to thinking...what if I cut the axle tube ends off and put on a set of (set #20) big ford ends, used a wheel bearing on the axle and cut the c-clip button off? Could have a cheap 35 spline 60 with stock junkyard axles avalible.
I thought of that possibility. Problem is that the diameter of the axle shaft that would serve as the bearing jounral is wrong for the Ford or any other appropriate bearing I could identify to weld onto the tubes. New axles would be required, I believe for that to work. <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">
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