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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-12-2002, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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D60 vs D30 (pics)

Thought that would draw some attention!!
Here are a couple pics of my D60 parts fresh from the machine shop.<hr>Compare1
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Specs: D60, 56" wheel to wheel, 5 on 5.5 lug, 35 spline Moser axles, Ford big bearing new style housing ends (Moser), 4.10 R&P, 1/2 ton Ford drum brakes, and a differential cover guard. My write up is under construction and can be seen at My D60

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Re: D60 vs D30 (pics)

SWEET! Now how about a cost compareson if you don't mind. Where did you get the parts and have the work done? I've had a d60ff laying around for almost 4 years now, someday it'll end up under the jeep. Keep us posted.

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Ok shoulda read your write up first(laugh).

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Re: D60 vs D30 (pics)

I am dying to get this thing put together. The welds and parts look really good, in fact better than a lot of others I have seen and the price wasn’t bad.

I will finish the write up as soon as I am done with the project, which should be next week sometime. I wish I had H8's dedication then it would be finished some time this evening!!

Normally I would try to cut and weld the housing myself but I must say It was sort of nice backing up to the machine shop and loading up all the finished yet unassembled parts and I wanted the housing to be perfect.

I sized the axle assembly to match my front (56”). I don’t really care for the full width look even though the full size would make the jeep more stable.
I decided that 56” was a good width between wide and narrow. The tires wont be hanging completely out of the fenders yet the extra width will help in off camber situations.


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Very impressive. That ring gear is HUGE!!

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Re: D60 vs D30 (pics)

The way I tell a Dana 60 from anything else is ...
Will I blow a tube trying to pick it up!

That would make King Kong red faced trying to carry it around!

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Re: D60 vs D30 (pics)

Your D60 looks sweet! Could you please post your costs associated with this project, mainly the cost of the complete axels and the housing ends you used.Thanks. Rich

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Re: D60 vs D30 (pics)

Complete D60 59.00
Housing work 130.00
Housing ends 72.00
Retainers 13.00
35 spline Axles 273.00
Bearing/seal assy. 112.18
Spring pads 25.00
ARB 630.00
R&P 189.00
R&P Install kit 119.00
Drum brake assemblys 50.00
Shipping total 90.00
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1762.00

I probably forgot a couple of things but its real close. I still have to get the drive shaft shortened and have a set of u-bolts made.


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