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Picked up a real cheap D60 the other day but not sure about what I got. It's supposedly out of a '68 Dodge. 64"'s wms to wms and 4.10's. Now here's the problem, I cracked it open and it's only 19 spline. I haven't managed to get the hub off yet so I don't know the inner tube diameter yet but the outer is about 3 1/4 inches so I'm hoping the tubes will take 35 spline shafts.

Can anyone tell me a little more about this axle (or possible boat anchor) that I bougt, or point me to somewhere on the web.

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if itss full floater you have to convert to semi to go with 35 spline shafts.......if you are going to get a spool go with 40 spline and dont worry about it ever again.....
 

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Yes, it's a full floater that was said to come out of a 3/4 ton.

I really don't have a problem with going to semi-float, but why would I have to do that?
 

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the 35 spline shafts won't wit throught the spindles on alot of the d60's. i'm not sure but i doubt the 19spine version would have the spindals that would accept the larger shafts. you might be able to have the spindals bored out. they had an article in one of the mags here recently about doing it. i'd save money and just go find a dana70 or 14bolt and be done with it. you can use the $$$ you save to put towards gears and lockers.
 

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WTF I didn't realise this. So does this mean that a D60 Full Floater from a 1985 J20 Jeep Truck will not accept 35spline shafts?

So if you want 35spline and full floater you pretty much have to go D70?

Thanks in advance .. keen for response as I was about to go buy a housing this week.

Rod
 

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Ah...yes not all Full Floater D60 with accept 35spline axles, actually very few have spindles that are big enough, later model 60 seems to have bigger spindles

Just pull out an axle shaft and measure the inside diamter on the spline, another option is to bore out the spindles...but that's a pain and will cost some $$ if you don't have access to the right tools

Seems a fair # of people just cut the ends off of a D70FF axle and graft them onto a D60 center section.
How do you do that?
 

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Originally posted by m715:
<STRONG>Ah...yes not all Full Floater D60 with accept 35spline axles, actually very few have spindles that are big enough, later model 60 seems to have bigger spindles

Just pull out an axle shaft and measure the inside diamter on the spline, another option is to bore out the spindles...but that's a pain and will cost some $$ if you don't have access to the right tools

Seems a fair # of people just cut the ends off of a D70FF axle and graft them onto a D60 center section.
How do you do that?</STRONG>
Same with 14 bolt outers on a 60. I would just go with the 14 all together or a 70. 14's are cheap though. Oh yeah, mine is 63" 4.56's for $50
 
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