If it's that big assed Spicer I saw:
I'd go for it in a heart beat!
It's beefier than a Dana 60, as big as a Dana 70 and some people were saying
easy to get disk break conversion parts for?
Go for it, with all the Dana's I've done gears on, and the Spicer's I've
done gears on. I'd take the spicer over the Dana for a non race application
I wonder where you could get axles to make a 14 bolt into a front, if it is
in fact a Spicer? (Dana owns Spicer now)
What do you mean by "since it's so far off the ground" Sarcasm or what? It
was not in a biggass truck, actually it was not in a truck at all. It was a
car converted to 4wd, 14bolts front and rear
It actually looked to be upside down, so a kind of custom high pinion. I
don't know the specifics of it, I don't know the owner, I just saw it.
Looked to be passenger side offset.
It was upside down to reverse the rotation:
Like some Dana's have a left side ring gear, and some a right side ring
I'd just love to know where he got the axles, and if he used new spindle
yokes or used?
Thanks for the info!
No sarcasm, I just wanted to know if it was in the center because I had
assumed it would be very far from the engine and need no offset. I believe
the bronco on Monster Garage was like that....
On Fri, 6 Aug 2004 20:40:08 -0400, "Refinish King"
that would greatly depend on the tow truck.... one that's based on a
ton truck.... sure... think about how many ford F350 and F450 tow
trucks that are around.... they use the same Dana 60 front axle.
if you're talking about a 80,000lbs kenworth, then no, it's not strong
Thanks for that info Bret!
Is there somewhere to buy steering knuckle yokes?
I saw on Monster garage, that a place that makes differentials for rock
climbers, uses Dana 60 cases and custom builds them. From center housing
out, with everything new, and torque multiplication in the center.
When they built that rock climbing Bronco.
If I knew where to get the yokes, I could buy rear Dana housings pretty
Are you talking about trying to convert a rear 60 to a front 60? If so
they're not the same. The inner splines at the carrier on a rear 60 are 31
spline, and all 60 fronts are 35 spline inners & 30 spline outters stock.
If you upgrade the outters to 35 spline as well, you've got one mother of a
tough front diff. If you didn't read that in my last post about this.
getting 35 spline side gears for the differential would be no problem, and
the outside splines are matched to the hubs. Which would all have to be
either new, or damn good condition used. If I'm going to build a few tow
trucks, and a roll back, all 4WD of course, I wouldn't want to start with
shit, then have to redo it in a few months.
Setting the included angle on the yokes wouldn't be a problem, I can
fabricate a variable jig for that. Narrowing isn't a problem either. I've
done truck loads of narrowing for the local home tubbers.
Thanks for the info!
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