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Old July 3rd, 2012, 06:36 AM   #1
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Default Ford vs. Chevy Dana 60 SRW Hubs

It seems obvious there must be a difference in the Ford SRW hub and a Chevy due to the different spindle length, and after reading the D60 bible 10x along with every thread I could find most people agree. However, I can't find where anyone describes how to tell the difference between the two.

Here's my dilemma. I picked up an 86-88 Ford king pin Dana 60, originally came with DRW. What I got was an empty housing, knuckles, spindles and some SRW hubs. I plan to turn down the hubs and convert them to 5x5.5 wheel pattern to match my 9" rear. The problem is I cannot determine if the hubs are actually Ford. I need this info before I can spend the money to re-work the hubs.

Any thoughts or ideas on how to tell the difference? There must be a way to measure the hub, but I don't know what it is.

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The chevy spindle, hub and outer shaft are about 5/8" longer than the Ford stuff. My Ford D60 front hubs are 5.25" wide FYI
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My Ford D60 front hubs are 5.25" wide FYI
Are they of the axle right now? If so, can I get you to check a couple more measurements?
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Yes, let me know what measurements you need.
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These aren't perfect measurements, but it should reveal if it's the same or 5/8" difference.

Using a tape measure going in from the outside of the hub (where the lockout flushes w/the hub) to the outer edge of the outer bearing cup I measure 2 7/8".

From the back side of the hub to the outer edge of the inner bearing cup I measure 7/8".

How does yours compare?

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Just a thought, go down to napa and ask to see both.
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Just a thought, go down to napa and ask to see both.
I'll ask when I go there tomorrow, but from everything I have read it is unlikely NAPA will carry them. GM parts direct, Six States, and a host of other after market vendors is the only places I have seen for new ones.
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I measured my hub and got the same measurements as you, so you indeed have Ford hubs.
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Thank you sir, I appreciate the help.
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