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Old August 16th, 2010, 09:12 PM   #1
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it came out of a 1981 ford f-250 custom pickup truck it is a one ton axle and that is all i know
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Old August 16th, 2010, 10:33 PM   #2
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front or rear
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I would guess it's a rear axle since Ford didn't go back to a straight axle up front till '86. Question is, are you saying this axle was swapped into an F-250 from a F-350? Depending on the year, your choices are Dana 60, Dana 70 or 10.25 Ford or Sterling.

edit: If you are talking about a straight front axle your options are D50 or D60... just wanted to cover all the bases.

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It will be a Dana Axle, the sterling(Ford) axle didn't show up until 1985.

Most dana axles can be easily identified buy looking at the differential casting, there will be a number cast into the webbing. it is usually on the front, drivers side in the section under the axle tube.
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If it's the D61 take it in for scrap.
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it came out of a 1981 ford f-250 custom pickup truck it is a one ton axle and that is all i know
Let us know when you know something else.
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Dana 60 The 70 wasn't used until 1983 And the 10.25 ford in 1985.
Front would be a Dana 44 or 50
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it is a dana 60 with 3.54 gears i am looking to swap for a 14 bolt and or sell it outright
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Dana 60 The 70 wasn't used until 1983 And the 10.25 ford in 1985.
Front would be a Dana 44 or 50
Um, incorrect on many levels. The Dana 70 was used all the way back into the 1960's, I just got rid of a 23 spline one with a 1968 date code, and I've had several dually 70's F-350's with dana 70 rears. As for the front, Ford discontinued front solid axles for the 1980 model year. (79 being the last) and then they came back in July of 1985 in the F-350 only until the F-250 superduty came out.

The front from 1980-june1985 would be a TTB dana 44 or 50, but nobody considers those real axles
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