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Old 04-13-2010, 05:15 PM
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Dana 60 swap problems can you please look.

Hey guys i am putting in the Dana 60 front end in my truck and i am encountering some problems.. the problems i am having is the steering joint is not completely going into my steering shaft?.. does this mean i need a new steering shaft off a f350 or box? Also how does the driver side mount with the u bolts i can not seem what to do? can you please post some pictures of your swaps? i though this was a easy swap and didnt need to change nothing was i wrong...
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Old 04-13-2010, 05:22 PM
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ok your not gunna like this but you need a drivers side spring plate! and you def need to loose the blocks thats death waiting to happen!


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It will go just use a hammer....
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One thing I notice is there is no dust boot around the joint. That may be why it looks like it's not going in all the way. If you tighten the nut down can you get the whole in the joint and the castle nut lined up?
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you are better off buying all new steering thats what I did when I did my swap
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:28 AM
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ehh i dont want to buy all new steering as i am not equipped with that much money. I thought this would be an easy and simple swap as EVERYONE said but i guess thats wrong. I didnt think i would need new calipers, and all this stuff. but hey what ever ill get through it.
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:55 PM
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It is simple just need to do it correctly ..a block is insane!!!
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:34 AM
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yeah it is crazy i just wanted to see what my truck would look like lifted thats all they will come out.. i am being told now that i need a new pitman arm as the f250 one wont work? people are saying i will have to much play in it ..
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i was under the impression that the f350 pitman arm was needed, as the f250 one would not work. others that have swapped said this. my 90 was a f350 with the d60 in it allready unfortunately, no one thinks about the small details... like front axle ujoints, rebuilding the king pins, calipers, rotors, seals, wheel bearigs.... i would at least put in new seal for the axle tubes. they go in from the pumkin side, thats where mine were leaking. definately check your wheel bearings, mine were shot when i bought my truck. while you are in there, change the ujoints, even if they arent bad. you will be pissed if you have to take eveything apart again when a ujoint starts to fail. between brakes, ujoints, bearings and such, i had several hundred dollars into the d60..... that wasnt even with new steering parts or going into the carrier. i hear you on being tight with money, but some things need to get done at the same time, or you are just wasting time. good luck though
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