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dana 60 front and rear question

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by tomatolane, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. Jan 1, 2014
    Long&Low

    Long&Low Active Member

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    You can also look for box truck Corp 14, if you pull off the dually stuff, you can get a narrower axle without major modifications.

    You can also shave a good bit off of the bottom of the 14 bolt housing to regain ground clearance.
     
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  2. Jan 1, 2014
    tarry99

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  3. Jan 2, 2014
    tomatolane

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    Another post i did reminded me of a question I have.

    All the info I gathered on early cj5s before I picked mine, indicated they had a 50 inch wide WMS to WMS

    But when I got mine and started to tear it down, I measured it , and got 48.75 WMS to WMS,

    So my question is , what do all you guys with sept built 1970 cj5s with the 30 spline flanged offset Dana 44s measure WMS to WMS ?

    Is mine normal?
     
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  4. Jan 2, 2014
    CJ5Kyle

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    Sorry. You are correct about the wide-tracs. Don't know why I thought 76+.

    As far as the wheel base, I've seen them on short wheel base 5s, 7s, XJs, YJs, TJs. Almost everything.
     
  5. Jan 2, 2014
    nickmil

    nickmil In mothballs.

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  6. Jan 5, 2014
    oddfirejeeper

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    i will get in touch with him and have him measure.
     
  7. Aug 15, 2014
    tomatolane

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    Hey update, guys.

    Ended going with a quick change.It is a Richmond 4.86, aluminum full spool 10 inch ring gear wide 5 bearing ends.

    Will post more pics when i get it in.
    Salute!

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  8. Aug 20, 2014
    Long&Low

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    Interesting choice.
     
  9. Aug 25, 2014
    jeepermc

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    Yeah.....That escalated quickly. Not your typical choice for a Jeep rear end...
     
  10. Aug 26, 2014
    tomatolane

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    LOL! yeah it is a "interesting choice"

    I am going the vintage sand drag look, like some of the guys build vintage dirt modified looking rods, i have decided to do the vintage sand/mud racer look.

    I love the look of polished magnesium, so i am having it and the winters wide 5 magnesium hubs polished.

    Should look sneaky under it.4 link with coil over.

    Now to pick the front end to accent it.
    As nick pointed out if i dont raise the front or stretch it out, dana 30 or 44 will be about all i can fit under it. wish a quick change would fit LOL. :)

    later guys, be back more after growing season/winter

    Salute/hugs
     
  11. Aug 26, 2014
    tomatolane

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    cool old pics.

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    Check out the non full roll cage! LOL. With a blown 327 hehe


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  12. Sep 4, 2014
    tomatolane

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    small update.

    Got the new hubs and what not.Will be taking 3 inches out of the left side and 11 inches out of the right.Total length snout to snout will be 56" WMS to WMS will be 50.5.

    When its all together It is insanely lite I can curl the thing LOL.The mag hubs only weigh 6 pounds, the rear end minus axle shafts weighs 82 pounds.

    Starting the polishing, 320 grit, 600, and then 1000 grit. then the wheel and rouge.


    one of the hubs and bearings, and rear cover in the 3rd to last stage .

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    will post more as I go.If I remember to take a pic some times I just get lost in the project and dont think about pics. I am a tard in that respect :(

    My wife on the other hand is crazy with pics, and cards. If you stub your toe she will send you a friggin card lol.

    latter
     
  13. Sep 4, 2014
    tomatolane

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    And add. It sure dose look like dana 60 hubs would fit on these wide 5 spindle/bearing snout.Anyone ever try that?Or the reverse? A wide 5 on a dana snout/spindle?
     
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