dana 70 - 6 to 8 lug?

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  1. blasterr1

    blasterr1 Well-Known Member

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    anyone know of, or had any dealings with goin from a 6 lug, to 8 lug on a late model dana 70 out of a dodge? found one pretty cheap, so if its possible, and not too spendy, id like to pick it up. thanks
     
  2. blasterr1

    blasterr1 Well-Known Member

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    sorry, that was supposed to be a late 60's model axle
     
  3. 01blktaco

    01blktaco Well-Known Member

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    I need this information also as I have aquired a 6 lug dana 70 but need 8 lug to match a 60 front. If anyone has any info it would be helpful.
     
  4. Tacoma747

    Tacoma747 Well-Known Member

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    Here are a few pictures of the said axle. If it is too much $$$ to change it over to 8-lug I will use the 4.88 gears out of it. Does anyone know ANYTHING about this axle? I was told it is out of a late 70's Dodge 1 ton. It has a very large 6-bolt pattern.

    Would it make just as much sense to convert it to disc brakes instead of using the drums?


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  5. Tacoma747

    Tacoma747 Well-Known Member

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    Bump, nobody knows if this is possile?
     
  6. Ricky B

    Ricky B Wiiide Open

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    its not 6 on 5.5 is it? Cause if it is i will strait buy that from you asap so you can go buy one with 8 lug
     
  7. thecarman

    thecarman Well-Known Member

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    Good idea. I have never seen this before - would be interested to know what the bolt circle is for the 6-lug pattern.
     
  8. zubz

    zubz Well-Known Member

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    Disks would probably be easier. Any chance you can pull it apart,and check bearing #s with a 60? Then you could swap on some different hubs and do a standard disk conversion.

    Andy
     
  9. BigWheelBob

    BigWheelBob Well-Known Member

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    You might try some hubs off a Dodge, or Ford 8 lug rear. Seems like I read something about this swap somewhere.
     
  10. 01blktaco

    01blktaco Well-Known Member

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    ok someone on pirate just told me that it is an old IH axle. I don't know if his info is accurate.
     
  11. 01blktaco

    01blktaco Well-Known Member

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    andy-
    I don't have the axle with me right now, it is at tacoma747's house, but if I head down to charlotte soon I will bring it and you can have a look.
     
  12. GubNi

    GubNi 8 lug disc brakes?

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    The ring and pinion is unique to the older 70's and won't work in the newer ones. They changed them in the mid 1970's. As for converting it - no ideal.
     
  13. Tacoma747

    Tacoma747 Well-Known Member

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    The outer spindle bearing is Timken #28580

    Could someone cross check that on their D60 or whatever. I may end up comparing it to my D70.

    If the hubs and disk brakes will work this would be a very nice axle. It is not rusted very bad, and with 4.88's it would not need to be regeared.

    Thanks
     
  14. Ricky B

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    Aight so i just bought this axle, someone tell me what parts i need to use for the disk swap :driver:

    Mike said the spindle is the same diameter as front dana 60 or something like that maybe he can chime in . . .
     

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