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Old March 8th, 2008, 08:59 PM   #1
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Today I got a d60 out of a ford for nothing. I tried to check the bom and it came back that it had no info. The shafts are 16 spline so I assume it is at least early 70s and I was wondering If I could use shafts from a 79 ford dana 60, Are they the right width and Is the axle shaft diameter the same. I will be installing a spool in this so I am not worried about a carrier.
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IIRC if it is 16 spline it is narrower than the later 70's 30 spline axle, measure the wms if it is 66" the they will work if it is 63-64 they won't
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Don't have the drums on it so I measured from backing plate mount the bpm and it was 56 inches. then I measured from the hub seal to the wms and it was 4 1/2. 4 1/2x2 + 56= 65" wms to wms then add a little extra for bp and space between hub seal and bp probably = 66. Sorry, sounds like I am being a smart ass.
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The reason I ask this is because there is a 79 250 w/ a d60 at the junkyard down the road that I could get the shafts for cheap. I'll have to go there and pull one out and check it.
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Sounds like they will work then
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Another question will dana 70 axles work in a dana 60 given they are the right length.
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Depends but most 70 axles are 35 spline, which will work but you will need to bore the spindles on the 60.
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Cool Thanks a bunch for the info it definatly helped and save some time and $$.
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