I Might Just Know What I'm Talking About
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Re: 60 and 14 bolt axles
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The more junk that needs to be fixed the less it's worth. It's easy to have $200 into bearings and races in a Dana 60.
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Yep, exactly why I added a little more to the worth.. he says it has new bearings & races, that, plus the fact that the buyer won't have to spend the time changing them... not to mention that they are geared low, which if the new owners wanted to run some, somewhat lower gearing he's ready, and if not, he's at least got the correct carriers. After all, there are no "thick" gears for a standard rotation D60, so either the carrier must be changed with another open one, a spacer musst be bought and used, or some sort of traction aid that will except lower gears... all of which would cost more. So anywhere around the 1500-1600 range would not be far fetched... that and it has a (I assume) Detroit in the 14.
On a side note, to the owner of the axles, I don't mean painted etc... just not all caked in rust and mud etc... you know, like it's been sitting in a feild for a couple of decades. That takes a load off the buyers mind knowing they don't have to replace EVERYTHING for some peace of mind. Lets face it, as a buyer we're all willing to pay a little more for the car with the clean engine compartment that looks mechanically taken care of vs. the one that's being held together with bailing wire and duct tape.
When I bought my D60/14bFF set, they were a pair from the same 88 or 89 V3500. The spring perches had already been relocated for a K5 on the 14, the 14 had a Detroit (I bought another for the 60) and they had 4.10 gears, and had just come out of a K5 that had been driven pretty regularly. The owner wanted to get some Rockwells is why he sold them. I paid 1350 for mine.