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i found a 78' f 250, it has leaf springs front and rear...so that means that the front is a 44 and the rear is a 60 right? is the 60 a full-floater? it has 8 lug bolt pattern, if that is any help. won't the spring pads line up with my YJ?
 

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Not sure of the rear (probably a 60) but double check the front.

F250s with the snow plow provision had the RC 60 front. set up for SOA from the factory
 

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what is the best way to tell if it is a full floater? and what is the best way to see if it is a dana 60?

i have already bought some bronco axles, but will the knuckles from the bronco fit on the f250, i have already had them tapped and ready for hi-steer?
 

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OK, you don't know how to tell if it is a full-floater, but you're talking about hi steering and axles swaps?

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Ok, the rear will have a flanged axle that is bolted to the hub. It's gunna be a 30 spline FF rear.
 

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well i new that it had the flange, but i wanted to make sure <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> sorry!
 

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Front may be a Dana 60...we pulled one off a 78 Ford F250 not too long ago. Look at housing. If you have a Dana 44 already it will be substantially larger. The U joints will also be huge compared to the Dana 44.
 

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so now i am not going to be able to use smaller u-joints like i planed? i was hoping to make my rear drivshaft a fuse....

i got a dana 60 du-da du-da!

i really hope the front is a 60 too! that would be awesome!
 

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Sorry but the front is a HP44. its still a good find but its no HP60. as for the 60 rear they are a dime a dozen with the 30 spline axles. a factory 35 spline tho would be a keeper.
 

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sh!t, dime a dozen...you must not live in Michigan!! I am lucky that i found it before they smash it! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> oh well, it is better than the 9" that i was going to use <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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It sucks that you live in the rust belt. How many would you like me to send you? I can get them for as little as $50. I could literally spend all day pulling them every day of my life and still not empty every junkyard near my house. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

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There are 78-79 F250's out there with a R60 front. They were I believe rated at over #8500 gvwr. Rare but they do exist. Those were the days before ford had an F350 FWD. Plenty of Two by F350.
 

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see, i still have hope that the front axle is a dana 60! i doubt it, but there is a chance <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Living in Michigan may be to your advantage. Ford has certain suspension setups where the F250 had a Dana 60R for snow plows etc. So the B.S. about them not having a Dana 60 front is wrong <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"> Some did.
If that one has one that is a hell of a deal.
 

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Originally posted by patooyee:
<STRONG>It sucks that you live in the rust belt. How many would you like me to send you? I can get them for as little as $50. I could literally spend all day pulling them every day of my life and still not empty every junkyard near my house. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

J. J.</STRONG>
you must be in heaven

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Patooyee you are full of crap <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">
 

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michigan is key, haha <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> even if it is not a dana 60 front, the 44 is better than the one i got off of the bronco. it at least already has the spring perches in the right place and don't have to grind that radius arm crap! <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> and it probably has 4.10's too <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> that will be good for at least a couple monthes <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

i wished i lived in heaven too <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 
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