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Dana60 Swap...

At it again, yes always doing something.

Picked up a 1978 Ford Dana 60 High Pinion, kingpin front axle, along with its matching rear.

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Ordered from www.4wdfactory.com

1 x Dana 60 USA Standard Gear, Reverse Rotation Ring & Pinions (Ratio: 5.13 Thick)
1 x Dana 60 Ring & Pinion Partial Install Kits (Front/Rear/Disconnect: Front, Pinion, Bearing or Shim kits: Minimal Shim Kits)
2 x Dana 60 King Pin Rebuild Kit
2 x Dana 60, Lower King Pin / Cap
2 x Dana 60 Kingpin ARP High Steer Stud Kits (Steering Arm Stud options: 4 Stud Kit)
1 x Dana 60 (some Dana 50), Spindle Nut Sockets, 4 point,OTC 7158
1 x Blue Torch Fab Dana 60 High Steer Arms (Style: Heim, Side: Full Kit - Both sides)
2 x Dana 60 / 50 Front Axle U-joint (Style: Non-Greasable)

Ordered from www.ballisticfabrication.com

1 - BRK-1008-1 Lower axle link brackets / Axle Tube Diameter: 3.0'' / Degree Offset: 0 degree Mounting Width / Hole size: 2.63 inch w/ 9/16 inch bolt
12 - SPA-553 303 SS Spacer 3/4 in.
2 - JAM-709 3/4" -16 tpi Jam Nut Thread Hand / Right Hand Thread
1 - RE-909 XM-12 3/4" CrMo rod end w/ kevlar liner / Thread Hand: Right Hand Thread
1 - RE-910 XM-12 3/4" CrMo rod end w/ kevlar liner / Thread Hand: Left Hand Thread
2 - JAM-710 3/4" -16 tpi Jam Nut / Thread Hand: Left Hand Thread
1 - TA-215 3/4" -16 tpi Tube Adapter / Tube Inner & Outer Diameters: Size 2: 1.0 in ID - 1.5 in OD / Thread Hand: Right Hand Thread
1 - TA-216 3/4" -16 tpi Tube Adapter / Tube Inner & Outer Diameters: Size 2: 1.0 in ID - 1.5 in OD / Thread Hand: Left Hand Thread
1 - TA-217 3/4" -16 tpi Tube Adapter / Tube Inner & Outer Diameters: Size 5: 1.25 in ID - 1.75 in OD / Thread Hand: Right Hand Thread
1 - TA-218 3/4" -16 tpi Tube Adapter / Tube Inner & Outer Diameters: Size 5: 1.25 in ID - 1.75 in OD / Thread Hand: Left Hand Thread
1 - BRK-1004-2 Link Tower / Separation from Axle center: 7 inches / Axle Diameter: 3.0 inches / Mounting Width / Bolt Hole: 2.63'' w/ 9/16'' hole
1 - BRK-1003-2 Panhard / Trackbar mount / Separation (from center of tube): 7 inches / Axle tube diameter: 3.0''
1 - BRK-1013-1 Dana 60 kingpin Coil over / Shock mounts/gussets / Axle: Ford
1 - BRK-1057-4 Axle tube shock tabs / Axle tube diameter: 3.0'' Plate thickness: 1/4''
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hell yes! can't wait to see it done
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small....

lol just joking I will be keeping an eye on it!
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nice man cant wait!
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Never satisfied huh Beard LOL... I can't wait to see...
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Hey ECGS is like 10 min away from me, pretty cool. Looks good Zach!
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Anybody buying your D44?
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yeah its already sold along with that rear 60 i got.
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Whats the difference between your current D60 and the new one?
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Z, badass swap you have planned. sometimes, i wish i had a 4wd.....good luck and have fun!!!!
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So when you outgrow this axle what one you gonna swap in next? lol
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it in yet and broken yet? just wondering
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Are they in and is the truck airborne yet?
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About time. Why not a selectable locker this time around?
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Whats the difference between your current D60 and the new one?

I was wondering the same thing, I think he just got it as a matching pair... Since he is sayin he sold it.. Would hope he's not rippin out a D60 to put in a D60
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he is not swapping in the 60 he just bought, he just wanted the 60 front and the guy would only sell them as a set.
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That's what I'm talking about!!!
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Haha awesome Zach! I love surprises. Wasn't it like 2 days ago that you said you might get a 60 in a few weeks!? LOL
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So when you outgrow this axle what one you gonna swap in next? lol
after he's got the d60s set right
rockwells

http://www.redbarncustoms.net/
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A set of portals would look sexy in there...... When you making it rear steer?
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good golly man, that's going to be awesome, before too long you'll have rockwells or something, lol, I like it man.
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Awesome move Beard! I bet you could have saved some serious green if you would have started off with a D60 front axle. We live and learn....
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