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Old 03-19-2013, 10:18 AM
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dana 60 and 70 rear from 2001 dodge

Hey all,
I've been looking at putting a Dana 60 under my 97 7.3 f250 this summer, so I've been watching Craigslist. I happened across someone parting out a 2001 dodge with a pair of axles, Dana 60 front and Dana 70 rear with Detroit locker. Probably wishful thinking, but having both of these under my truck would be sweet. Both have disk brakes.
I am aware that the 2001 dodge is a coil over set-up, and I believe it have has auto locking hubs? I did a little research and this looks to be a 2nd generation dodge dana 60 with a drivers side diff drop, matching the ford.
Anyway just wanted to see if anyone had done a build like this and if I bought these how deep of a sh** heap would I be in.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:39 PM
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front axles are very different, coil spings and you will need some sort of 3/4 link or radius arm suspension. also the axle are 32 spline instead of 35. and the 4x4 is different. i would think the rear axle could probably be made to work (much more easily than the front) though i think the widths are quite different. I would hold out for a ford D60
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:24 PM
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That's what I thought, the Detroit locker had me drooling a little, but I can hold out for a ford.
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Big sh!t heap, gonna take lots of fab, it can be done, but not near as easy as just finding a ford axle
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Also if I do find a rear axle with disc brakes, is it simply a matter of hooking up the old drum brake lines to the new disc brakes or are there other mods involved?
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More than likely your going to need the brake lines front and rear to bolt to the dodge's set up
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Also if I do find a rear axle with disc brakes, is it simply a matter of hooking up the old drum brake lines to the new disc brakes or are there other mods involved?
what are you asking? ford swapped to discs in the rear in 99 the axle bolts right in but the bolt pattern is 8x170 instead of 8x6.5, dodge has a different width axle, if you decide to use a D70 or D80 out of a dodge the fitting maybe different for the rear brake line, it may not be I don't know. you will need to change the proportioning valve or you will have a soft pedal. I would suggest a hydroboost system from an 88-97 F-SD
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I'm not positive, but i think the differential is on the wrong side.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:07 PM
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what are you asking?
Sorry, I should have been more specific... I meant if I found a more compatible ford axle with disc brakes... I had seen one earlier on cl... If I go that route I will look at hydroboost. More than likely I will end up just swapping the front axle only. Currently I am having some issues with the drums on the truck, so I was curious.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:15 PM
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ford added discs when they changed bolt patterns on the super duties if you find a SD axle you will need an adapter or to redrill the hubs to 8x6.5. though some vans (e series) had rear discs and 8x6.5 bolt pattern but i think they were on a D60 rear axle, smaller and weaker axle than the sterling under your truck
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