Buddy of mine just picked up Dana 60s from an early 80s Dodge Ram pickup - I
believe 1 ton. The wheels are 8 bolt, 16.5 rims, the front is 35 spline
inner, 30 spline stubs, and the rears are 30 spline. Has 4.10 gears. He is
planning on running these full width in his Jeep YJ.
He went to the dealer (just for base pricing) and was told the front brake
assembly, which appears to include the hub, rotor, caliper, and hanger, was
well over 500$ each. Rear drums are 180$, not including the hubs. These
prices are canadian, so it might not be as shocking as you think if you are
American, and have real money.
At these prices, we were thinking that some part swapping might be in order.
We are also concerned with the 16.5 rims, and would rather run 15 inch rims,
but I don't think there is any way these calipers/disks are going to fit
within that rim size, etc etc.
So we are looking for options (hopefully CHEAPER options) of parts we can
swap in that would get brakes on these things with a 5 bolt or 6 bolt
pattern in a 15 inch rim. We realize this might mean swapping/drilling the
rear axle shafts. Anyone got any ideas? We've heard that chevy knuckles in
combination with some other parts would accomplish this on the front end,
but are unsure of the exact parts brew we need to end up where we want to