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Old 10-21-2013, 08:43 PM
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Dana 60 questions

Saw this on local craigslist and was just wondering if it seems like a good deal to you guys? I have a 1997 f-250 witth the TTB and was wanting to do the dana 60 swap. How much more do you think I would need to put into these to do the swap? Ford Hp dana 60s PRICE REDUCED!
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That's the price you usually pay for 1 D60. I wouldn't hesitat to buy both and sell one. Keep in mind that the 93 will have the older slide pin style calipers vs the bolt on ones you have now otherwise the axles are the same.

The big issue is you don't know the condition. Buy them both, pop the covers and check the gears. Use the axle that looks the best and use the 97knuckles. One of the axles is missing the hubs but your D50 hubs will work if the spindles are in good shape. I would say at the minimum, replace the ball joints, new fluid, repack bearings, steering linkage, RSK, springs all of which can be paid for by selling the second axle. The only other issue is the driver side spring mount, they go for about $100 on ebay if the seller doesn't have it.
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Over prices as far as I am concerned.

I see no driverside u-bolt plate(good luck finding one,no longer made, and if you do they are 100+)

-no track bar($50)
-no track bar mount(again, no longer made)
-F350 driveshaft(want that so it does not vibrate)
T-case front yoke(so you can mount the F350 driveshaft)

Then factor in wear items(ball joints(150), steering linkage(200), axle/pinion seals seals(50), F350 springs(300), etc
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i'm with brad on this. i wouldn't pay 100 for both 600 yeah. track bar mounts are being made aftermarket for about $75 and i have no problem running a 250 driveshaft. you will have at east another 300 getting one of those axles under your truck and that's if you hubs, brakes, lockouts are in good shape. also selling the worse axle will not get you more than $500 without the parts to install it, steering, springs, track bar and bracket
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:17 AM
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Ok thanks for the info. Just was wondering if it was a good deal. On a side not I am trying to top off my fluid on my Dana 50 and was wondering what to use to get the fill plug out? someone said use a 12 point wrench but it seems like it will strip off. Anyone know the correct tool or size for this? Thanks
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