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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-05-2001, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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Narrowing D-60s (specifically the rear axle)

I've read tons of posts on narrowing front axles, and one post (by Jeepgod I think) on narrowing rear axles. I think I understand the front well enough, but could someone explain to me the method of narrowing a rear axle (specifically a FF D-60)?

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Re: Narrowing D-60s (specifically the rear axle)

This isn't a FF, but it may apply.

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Re: Narrowing D-60s (specifically the rear axle)

To just shorten the tubes the rossetts?(holes on the pumpkin that are filled with weld to hold the tube in) are burned out and the weld around the tube is ground off. The tube in then pulled out, cut to length, reinstalled, a jig like the one in the high pinion page is used to ensure straightness and then rewelded. As for the shaft, custom shafts can be made or the shaft can be cut down and resplined.
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Re: Narrowing D-60s (specifically the rear axle)

My D60 FF is just about ready to stuff the tubes back in. If I had it all to do over again, I'd use a semifloater out of and E-350 Ford van. Pgpen has pretty well described the process. If you don't have a FF D60 with 1.500 axles already in it, you have to have the spindles bored out to accomodate them. Not much reason for all this work if you ain't gonna stuff 1.500 35 spline alloy shafts in it.

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