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Old February 7th, 2008, 05:15 PM   #1
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Looking to find out what a standard spline count would be on a 78-79 rear D60. Does 30 sound right?

Also did Ford ever use the D50 in a rear application?
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Correct 30

Not that I have ever heard of.
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I have a 35-spline D60 carrier for sale.
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I believe that the only stock standard D60's with 35 splines are the semi float ones. Which is why a stock full float 60 is only marginally stronger than a 44 in shaft strength.

Now that I said that someone is going to pop in with information that proves me wrong.
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Old February 8th, 2008, 09:24 AM   #6
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Late 90's E-series vans had 35 spline full float 60's with disc brakes even (and no they were not that metric pattern)
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I believe that the only stock standard D60's with 35 splines are the semi float ones. Which is why a stock full float 60 is only marginally stronger than a 44 in shaft strength.

Now that I said that someone is going to pop in with information that proves me wrong.
ill agree. there not supporting the vehicles wieght which makes them the only things that will make a bit stronger. I think thats all. correct me if I am wrong.


Nick for the price of it you may be better off building a 14bolt.
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ill agree. there not supporting the vehicles wieght which makes them the only things that will make a bit stronger. I think thats all. correct me if I am wrong.


Nick for the price of it you may be better off building a 14bolt.
That is why I had built my 70u, 35 spline with the clearance of a 60, 3.5" 1/2" wall tube.
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or run a 14 bolt / sterling!
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or run a 14 bolt / sterling!
Or Roger's 35-spline D70 (formerly mine) that is still at my house which has all new bearings and a disc conversion with zero miles.
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or run a 14 bolt / sterling!
x2. 14 bolts can be made to not hang that low if your willing to shave it it and replate the bottom. Or if you want to get crazy turn the ring gear down a bit and go shave it even farther.
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I believe that the only stock standard D60's with 35 splines are the semi float ones. Which is why a stock full float 60 is only marginally stronger than a 44 in shaft strength.
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But isn't the 60 a much larger diameter shaft than a D44?

Nick, a D50 is only a front axle.
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But isn't the 60 a much larger diameter shaft than a D44?
Nope, same size 1.31"
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That is why I had built my 70u, 35 spline with the clearance of a 60, 3.5" 1/2" wall tube.
What is a 70u?

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The 70u housing does not drop down as far as a standard D70, but you can still shave a standard D70 the same as the other axles mentioned and the bottom is smoother to start with. I can show you a pic if the shaved D70 for my XJ.
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Notice there is no lip on the bottom of the diff, and how smooth it is.
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Nope, same size 1.31"
well no wonder so many people upgrade to 35spline shafts/carrier.:tonka:

I had a D60 ff rear in my old 79F250. It was welded and behind a 400hp motor. It took some serious abuse, and never broke.
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well no wonder so many people upgrade to 35spline shafts/carrier.:tonka:

I had a D60 ff rear in my old 79F250. It was welded and behind a 400hp motor. It took some serious abuse, and never broke.
What driving up and down the driveway? Or on and off the trailer?
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What driving up and down the driveway? Or on and off the trailer?


This was a while back..probably before you could drive
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