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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-03-2002, 09:23 PM
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help on dana 60 - 70 front

hey all. I just found a guy by me selling a dana 70 front axle for 500 bucks. Im thiking about pickig it up. But is it dodge or chevy. I dont think chevy made a 70 front. Any way i guess my question is will it bolt up to my 87 3/4 ton pick up if its a dodge. Also can i run cross over steering with it like on the 60's and do they sell gears for a 70 (5.13's) thanks.
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Re: help on dana 60 - 70 front

Make sure it is not a wet-knuckle(enclosed) 70. Many of these out of Dodges and Internationals only have the same size steering joints as a Dana 44. If its an open knuckle 70, that a damn good deal unless it is totally shot. Gears should be available up to like 7.17 for a 70, at least they are for a 60.
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Re: help on dana 60 - 70 front

how do i tell if it is open or closed knuckles . Any pics
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Re: help on dana 60 - 70 front

Take a look at the axle in your truck now. Look at each end of the axle housing, this is where the steering knuckles are that allow it to turn. The knuckle assembly has an opening where you can see the inner and outer axles along with the u-joint that joins them together. The fact that you can SEE the u-joint means it's an open knuckle design.

Good luck on the axle!
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Oh ok. Thanks for all the help. One day i get around to putting some pics up of the beast. Happy 4th
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Re: help on dana 60 - 70 front

what about wet-knuckle (the goofy looking things that have the universals covered)? i just finally learned what these things are yesterday. at a local junkyard there are piles of these type of axles all the way from smaller than a dana44 to something a dana44 will fit inside.

are they worth anything?

what the heck did they come out of? i've never seen them in anything. in fact, i never even saw one like that until i went to that junkyard.
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<font color=green>They came in all sorts of stuff up until the late 60s. I think Furd actually used them on stuff all the way to '78 or so. I know that Kaisers came with closed knuckles, and some other old Jeeps too.
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are they worth tinkering with? are the universals actually submersed in gear oil or are they just protected from the elements? can you replace them with sealed universals?

when i say the junkyard has piles, i mean piles. one pile is about 60' in diameter and 5'-6' tall.


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<font color=green>They really aren't worth messing with, they're just too old and hard to work with. Most are going to be drum brakes, and the cost to convert it to discs is pretty outrageous. The universals are open to the gear oil from the diff. I hear that they are prone to leakage too.
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Re: help on dana 60 - 70 front

i guess that must be why there are piles, eh?

i think they can stay in their piles.

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