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Old 07-09-2014, 07:17 AM
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06 Axle swap

I have finally started on it. I bought a rolling chassis this spring for $750.

My front leaves on the D50 and bushings were shot. Initially I was going to just throw new leaves in but for only $350 more I bought this whole set up.

super crappy pic when I brought the chassis to my place.



Another reason for the swap, I am using the 06 hangers like Frank did.





I have the rear axle out. Now I just have to get acetylene in the torches and all the bracketry is going to come out. Some dude stopped by the other day and offered me $40 for the leaves, so he is getting the brackets too. Says he is going to put them in his 1/2 ton, I made sure he was clear and knew this wasn't Walmart so there is no service center for returns.



Now the first question of many I am going to ask is I don't have the flange for the DS for the rear axle. I have a thread on PSA and a guy said to use the 10.25 yoke on the 10.5. Anybody here done that? Seems like the easiest cheapest way to go.
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:46 AM
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Answered you on psa, but the answer is yes as long as you take caution
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:35 PM
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Thanks again.

Here's another. I never noticed when I bought the chassis that one of the ports on the gear box wasn't sealed up so its been in the weather for a few months. Thinking its trashed but I might tear it apart and see how bad it is and replace seals and stuff if possible.
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i have an 04 d60 under mine. do work! have fun
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What size tires are you guys running with this swap?
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Old 07-28-2014, 06:24 PM
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Got it on its own weight in the back. Just need to weld the brackets, put the 10.25 yoke on and get a new fitting for the 06 brake line.

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