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Old 07-31-2003, 10:56 AM
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Are all D60's 8 lug? Any possiblities of changing to a 6 lug if they are all 8?

Sorry stupid question.. I should be beaten with a hose. I searched and couldn't find an answer.

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Is there a special Backspacing needed to fit 15" wheels on D60 drums?

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I have one that is a 7 Lug. Suppose if you were to break off one more it would be a 6 Lug, could even break off yet another and go to 5 Lug. LOL
All D60 are 8 Lug, to convert to 6 I would guess redrilling and a lot of expense.
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Old 07-31-2003, 11:04 AM
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Not all. Some of the older semi-floating D60-2s were 5 lug. Front D60s from M715s were a *really* big 6 lug pattern, like 6x7.5" or something like that. I believe maybe chevy or ford or someone used a version that wasn't 8 lug also, can't remember for sure though. I don't think you can convert it to the 6x5.5" that most of us have, the hub is too big I believe and it won't fit. It's not that hard to convert your front D44 to 8 lug though, just use stock parts from a 3/4 ton rig.

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Old 07-31-2003, 11:09 AM
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Darn. gee golly... motha humper.... son of a motherless goat...

looking at getting a rear D60 and i don't want to get new rims...

OH YEAH.. will a 15" wheel fit over a rear D60 drum brake?
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Dodge used a 5 lug D60-2 in some of their big block cars.

Ford used the D60-2 a lot on their pickups, also 5lug.

A 15" wheel will fit with the right backspacing.
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This outfit can make a Dana 60 or other any way you want!

http://www.dynatrac.com

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Old 07-31-2003, 01:52 PM
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This outfit can make a Dana 60 or other any way you want!

http://www.dynatrac.com

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I think Donovan was hoping for something a bit cheaper
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Get a D60-2 semi floater, should be able to make that 6 lug easily enough I would think because it doesn't have the huge hubs of a full-floater. You're still going to have beef. All the semi-floating axles came with 35 spline shafts.

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Get a D60-2 semi floater, should be able to make that 6 lug easily enough I would think because it doesn't have the huge hubs of a full-floater. You're still going to have beef. All the semi-floating axles came with 35 spline shafts.

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Not all D60-2's did. Some came with 19 spline shafts. Depends on the year and what they came out of.
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</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Cecil14:
Get a D60-2 semi floater, should be able to make that 6 lug easily enough I would think because it doesn't have the huge hubs of a full-floater. You're still going to have beef. All the semi-floating axles came with 35 spline shafts.

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Not all D60-2's did. Some came with 19 spline shafts. Depends on the year and what they came out of.</font>[/quote]IH used 60-2s also, but they were 30 spline, i had a 60-2 out of a J-4000, it was 35 spline, with 4.10s and a Power Lok, they have tiny axle tubes though...
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Old 07-31-2003, 04:05 PM
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A guy has a rear D60 for sale for 200 bones. (4.10's and Posi) I would like to get it but then I would need new rims.. that wouldn't be totally bad as long as I could still use 15" rims becuase getting new tires is completely out of the question. Then I would need a wide track front axle to go along with it though.. but that wouldn't be too hard to find... or if i could find a D60 front that wasn't too expensive that would be better...
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what wheels are you running that you dont want to lose?

unless theyre somethin really special,you can find some used 8 lug 15" steelies or buy brand new ones for $40 apiece

since you can get wheels so cheap,its not really worth the hassel of converting to 6 lug IMO unless youve got a real unique/special/expensive wheel. a friend of mine convertyed his 14FF to 6 lug cause they dont make any aluminum ones in 15",8 lug. hed have to go 16 or 16.5 and buy tires,so for him it became more economical to convert.

a 15" wheel should fit the 60 drum just fine
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Old 08-01-2003, 03:03 AM
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a 15" wheel should fit the 60 drum just fine
okay thats what I wanted to hear.. I don't mind getting new ones I could sell these stealies no prob.. they are good rims.

I just CAN NOT buy new tires so a 15" rim is a MUST.

I have also heard that back spacing is an issue for clearing the drum.. what have you heard on this issue? What BS would be needed to clear?
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Old 08-01-2003, 08:44 AM
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ANYONE... pick and pull is having a half off weekend so I need to figure this all out before I start buying up parts!
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Old 08-01-2003, 10:07 AM
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I have a related thing going on here.
My basically stock J4000 has the 5-lug 60-2 rear and the lug holes are pretty worn.

I'll try to find a proper 15" wheel fit, but have a great set of tires for the 16" wheels I already have.

Anyone use a late model 5-lug, 16" wheel, or is the sizing metric? Does it matter?
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Old 08-01-2003, 10:09 AM
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Sorry, I mean the lug holes on my stock 16x7" wheels are worn.
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