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that is the going rate for 60 rears they are all over the place
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no kidding.....around here they are hard to find...
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installed my 5.13s today, front and rear. Also installed gears in Scotts Tbird, and 4.56s in another D44. Busy day to say the least.

Nothing went to well on my axles.

1st, Dana 44 yoke is trash. need a new one
2nd, my aussie locker the pins were BROKE... ha guy said they were "worn"
3rd, HP Dana 44s suck to gear... nothing worked well. I think we pulled the gears in and out like 20 times.
4th, Dana 60s are heavy!
5th, Bought the wrong D60 carrier,
6th, didnt realize my D60 carrier was limited slip
7th, should have bought D60 thick gears
8th, now i need a D60 locker...

only good thing is the gears are in and setup, just need working lockers or some spider gears.

Also Evan brought me 2 outter chromoly shafts and a inner that i needed. Along with some seals and a few other parts.
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Dang Zach tough break. Hows it looking for the Dunes deadline?
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Dang Zach tough break. Hows it looking for the Dunes deadline?
i wont miss that deadline unless i wreck the truck or blow the engine/trans etc. something would have to go really wrong.

right now its just nickel and dimming me.
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Cool, lockers aren't cheap either that sucks.
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I could just find some spider gears and weld them for now. :)
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True but doesn't that make it really crappy to drive on the street? Thats what I've always heard, maybe thats just for front lockers though.
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oh yeah it wont be worth much on the street. its not really now anyway. LOL
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way to many damn sets of gears today IMO
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I have a set of spider gears for a D44 for free if you want them Zach. Just pay shipping.

Also, you can get a pin and spring kit for your Aussie locker for pretty cheap through the company, I would give them a call.
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I have got spiders for the front and the locker already. i really just need something for the D60. to get it rolling.

Yea I heard the rebuild kits are cheap... need to order one.
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Welded rears aren't that bad on the street. In a pinch I would do it for sure.
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oh geez now this thread is going to get off topic fast..
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I havent posted on here yet, so first things first. SWEET truck. congrats on all the hard work. It looks amazing.

I noticed no one stated this so in case you werent aware, you can get the tone ring on the 60. check out this thread.

http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/...ad.php?t=38515

If you use a detroit, you can keep the VSS. I realize that your speedo is run off your tranny and you have abandoned ABS, but something to think about or to help out others looking at this for guidance.
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nice build on the D60. but yeah nothing i will need to do
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Getting very close! And Getting broke! Almost perfect. LOL

I picked up the remaining seals I needed. Got some leaf spring perches and shock mounts for the D60. And some misc nuts and bolts I needed.

Just ordered
1330 Yoke
1310 Ujoint Straps
1330 Ujoint Straps

Things I need yet...
3" Ubolts for the D60
Diff Breather for the D60
Rear Brake Lines for the D60
Dana 60 spider gears

I think thats it. LOL

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nice! getn there man.

And thanks for the post Jason, i was wondering what i could do about a tone ring on a 60 since i have the VSS at the rear now
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Well this is what I got to say,

@#$%^&*() @#$%^&*&^%$#@$!!!

I bought the wrong brake rotors about 2 months ago for the D44, the offset of the hat on the disc is about a 1/4" shy, checked out the receit and sure enough I got the 1977.5 not the 1977 rotors. I guess ford felt they needed to change something half way through the year. Caliper wont line up to bolt in.

This sucked after I just got done packing wheel bearings and installing them.

But I did get my locker in the front installed, and the new axle shafts in and new Ujoints.

Cut the DOM for the Tie Rod, then welded the bungs on. Set my Toe...

Finished the disc brake setup on the D60 as well.

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5.13s in the D60


Hub assembled.


Full lock to the right!


Full width vs Ranger width


D60 ready to go under the truck


And there they both sit.



I need to get some better shots of the 44 later. Same with the D60 brake setup
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very nice zach!
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Lookin' daayyuumm good Zach (cept for that little rotor problem! ).
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Mr. off topic here.
Int3rc3ptor: If you go the 60 rear route, be very carefull drilling the hole for the sensor. I helped a friend do it and if I had it to do over I would have done it differently. It leaks a little and the JB weld is ugly! I was thinking if you were to weld a little flat stock to the top of the diff and then drill and grind down the flat stock little by little until the sensor is at the right depth. Just has to be a better way than JB weld.

OK done highjacking.

Zabeard, have you decided on a rear locker yet?
Since it looks like you are going for a lunchbox, I have had great luck with powertrax no-slip. I have one in my 8.8 and I love it. It is the smoothest locker I have ever run. My aussie works, but I have sheared off the pins twice. And it is noisy.

I found the best price on no slip here.
http://www.rocky-road.com/noslip.html

Back to watching this amazing build!
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damn son..those are going to stick out a good bit..lol..

hope you like your paint the way it is now..looks good sucks about the caliper deal..
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Wow, thats gonna be awesome!
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Holy crap Zach your truck is going to be hella huge soon.
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