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OK, I've found a dually 14 bolt 1 ton rear end. This means 35 spline, full floater, and according to sources on THIS board, 62 inches wide. If I got it I would shave it for more ground clearance.

However, to me there is no point getting a 62 inch rear end if I can't get a front to match. So my question is, how narrow can one make a Ford D60 for all practical purposes? Can I make it ~62 inches to match the rear just by shortening the long side?

I'm assuming that both will have the same 8 bolt front pattern.

Thanks for any information. By the way, this would be going into a YJ which currently has wagoneer D44s (~60 inches wide).

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Chad,

I just narrowed one down to 60" so leaving it at 62" Should be no problem. You should be able to get by just narrowing the long side. I narrowed both but then I had to swap the tubes side to side for a passenger side drop on the diff.
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Mike,

What kind of jig do you have?, did you make your own jig? How.

Thanks
Mike
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I run the setup you are talking about. not all dually 14bolt rears are 62" wide so you better make sure! infact most are 67" wide. it took me a while to find mine. the cab and chassis version is the 62" wide version. being that you run a yj you need to cut down both sides. take 3.5" off each end and she'll bolt in. i run a cj but i had already outboarded my springs for the scout d44 i was running and the chevy 60 spring with was the same so i didn't mess with spring location (you with the yj frame won't have to either). like i said 3.5" off each side of a 69" wide dana60 and that puts it at 62".
 

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Thanks for the info guys, I'm going to see if the 14 bolt is indeed 62 inches wide, and how if I can get it cheap enough.

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Hey Mike thanks for the link, your site has allot of great info.

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Originally posted by ChadLloyd:
<STRONG>OK, I've found a dually 14 bolt 1 ton rear end. This means 35 spline, full floater, and according to sources on THIS board, 62 inches wide. If I got it I would shave it for more ground clearance.

However, to me there is no point getting a 62 inch rear end if I can't get a front to match. So my question is, how narrow can one make a Ford D60 for all practical purposes? Can I make it ~62 inches to match the rear just by shortening the long side?

I'm assuming that both will have the same 8 bolt front pattern.

Thanks for any information. By the way, this would be going into a YJ which currently has wagoneer D44s (~60 inches wide).

Chad</STRONG>
I had a 71 in front 60 and shortened the long side ONLY to 64. I did have to outboard my springs tho. But it can be done. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

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Originally posted by ChadLloyd:
<STRONG>OK, I've found a dually 14 bolt 1 ton rear end. This means 35 spline, full floater, and according to sources on THIS board, 62 inches wide.
Chad</STRONG>
Is it for sure 35 spline? I heard that 14 bolts were 33 or 31 spline or something like that.
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I'm sorry my mistake. It's probably 30 spline, BUT what I meant was 1.5 inch shafts, rather than the 1.31 inch shafts on most 60s.
 
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