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Old 02-21-2010, 01:13 PM
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UNRULEE'S Dana 60 Build

So I finally have in my possession a 78-79 Dana 60 for the front end of my '79!!!



...but there's a catch though, while my buddy had it stored someone plucked everything from the knuckles out (hubs, spindles, lockouts, brakes, rotors, etc.), plus they grabbed the axleshafts.



I ended up getting what was left for $300, pretty decent price IMO.



That being said my question is what year, make and parts from other front Dana 60's will help get this thing back to running order?

Will a later (easier to find) model 80's-97 D60 have most of the swappable parts? The only problem I see with that is the hubs on those trucks have larger diameter wheel studs.........

Any info would be greatly appreciated!!!!



EDIT - I'm thinking that the brakes from the hd44 that's under the truck right now are the same, anyone know for sure?
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Old 02-21-2010, 01:42 PM
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That thing looks super clean, Lee
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:02 PM
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Cool find Lee!...I don't know what years will/will not interchange though.
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Yes, the brakes and rotors are the same. Hubs are the same on the later king pin axles so are the spindles. The axles won't work though. The caliper brackets probably won't be easy to find. $300 is a good price. What gear ratio does it have ?
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By lookin at my 79 and my 89 the brakes are different. But if you have the entire setup off of either itll work. This guy has a couple pieces you might need. http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=870031
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Yes, the brakes and rotors are the same. Hubs are the same on the later king pin axles so are the spindles. The axles won't work though. The caliper brackets probably won't be easy to find. $300 is a good price. What gear ratio does it have ?
Thanks for the info. It has 3.54's in it. They match what's in the truck now. But before the 60 goes in it'll have 4.56's.

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By lookin at my 79 and my 89 the brakes are different. But if you have the entire setup off of either itll work. This guy has a couple pieces you might need. http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=870031
I hear that the later style is better, not sure why??? I'll use whatever I can find.

Thanks for the link Cheeto!
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Lee ,if you were closer I'd buy the 3.54's from you. I don't like these 4.11's with the small tires.
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Well thanks to Cheeto I have some hubs, spindles and caliper brackets on the way from Cheeseheadland!







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Lee ,if you were closer I'd buy the 3.54's from you. I don't like these 4.11's with the small tires.
Sooooooo get larger tires, duh.
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So I thought I should turn this into my D60 build thread. Maybe the higher powers can change the thread title to "UNRULEE's D60 build", rather than start a new thread?

Wire wheeled, also pictured is the garage fuel!


Pulled the knuckles, and tie rod off. Same wire wheel treatment.



Then the POR15 bath.


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