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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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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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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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Got my power steering pressure line ran last night. Have to pick up some rubber hose after work for the return and then run my brake line off the master to my new distribution block and then build the track bar mount and I should be going.

Also picked up some 315 70 17 Duratrac's for 80 bucks with 40% tread.
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When I put my power steering hose on (Napa part # 7-3559) the hose will still spin when the nuts are tight. I'm assuming this is normal since they aren't a flared fitting, but I don't want it to leak once I fire it up.
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That is normal, the steel line is actually sealed with an oring inside the fitting. That allows the hose to move freely after the line is tightened
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Old 04-17-2015, 04:29 AM
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That is normal, the steel line is actually sealed with an oring inside the fitting. That allows the hose to move freely after the line is tightened
Thanks!!! I figured as much but wanted to verify I wasn't doing something incorrectly.
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