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Old July 4th, 2014, 03:04 PM   #1
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I found a dodge Dana 60 front from a 77 pickup. Has the full time plates on the ends. How hard to swap into my k5? And the Dodge 60 rear as well. Thanks
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Rear shouldn't be bad. Likely need to to move the spring perches. Here's the result from a quick search:

1) All Chevy D60s are kingpin knuckle, whereas early (79-93 ) Dodge are kingpin

2) All Chevy D60s are internal style lockout / drive flange bearing hubs, whereas early (79-89 ) Dodge are external

3) Dodge and Chevy outer kingpin knuckles are very similar, and either will bolt to the other axle, but they are not identical - tie-rod placement is different - the Dodge mounts the TRE about an inch and a half higher.

4) Chevy leaf spring pads are 3 inches wide and 32 inches apart (center-pin to center-pin), Dodge are 2.5 inches wide and 32.5 inches apart.

6) Chevy rotors are 1.5" thick, dodge rotors are 1.25" thick, but the calipers are identical.
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Old July 4th, 2014, 04:01 PM   #3
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Ok. Do think the front bolts up the same?
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Old July 4th, 2014, 06:35 PM   #5
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I can tweak the springs a little. Lol
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Old July 4th, 2014, 09:40 PM   #6
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Dang people. Lol. I need to know asap.. He is gonna sell them asap
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If it's a good deal, buy them. If you can use them do it. If not sell them. I think with the spring pad being narrower you may have a problem with the u bolts placement. Flexing each spring out .25 inch shouldn't cause much issue though. Not ideal, but for a trail rig it could work.
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600 for the pair seems cheap enough to resell for a profit.. lol. If I can't use them.
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Are k5 front springs 3 inches wide?
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You have a k5. Measure them!
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Lol.. If I wasn't sitting at the ball field all day I would. thanks for the advice though
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the front bolts right in...did a lot of these back in the 80,s......the brake fittings were different..
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Thanks.. I wound up buying gm stuff.
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Is the dodge axles still available?
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Idk.. I can check. They are in green bay
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