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1979 ford dana 60 axle
September 19, 2009
5:30 pm
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I HAVE A FRONT AND REAR DANA AXLES THAT I PULLED OFF OF A FORD TRUCK. THE QUESTION IS I WANT THEM SHORTENED TO FIT UNDER A CJ7 JEEP I KNOW THE HOUSING CAN BE SHORTENED, CAN THE AXLES BE SHORTENED TO OR DO I HAVE TO BUY NEW AXELES. COULD YOU SEND ME SOME ADVICE ON THIS PROJECT TO [email protected]

September 19, 2009
6:14 pm
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The housing can’t be shortened, but the tubes can. Justin knows a guy in Lincoln that can shorten and re-spline the shafts for you. Hopefully he’ll post up the guy’s name.

I used to wheel a lot. . .

September 19, 2009
6:52 pm
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"wormdriller" wrote: I HAVE A FRONT AND REAR DANA AXLES THAT I PULLED OFF OF A FORD TRUCK. THE QUESTION IS I WANT THEM SHORTENED TO FIT UNDER A CJ7 JEEP I KNOW THE HOUSING CAN BE SHORTENED, CAN THE AXLES BE SHORTENED TO OR DO I HAVE TO BUY NEW AXELES. COULD YOU SEND ME SOME ADVICE ON THIS PROJECT TO [email protected]

I GUESS IT DEPENDS WHERE I GET THIS DONE AT CAN YOU GIVE ME SOME KIND OF IDEA HOW MUCH THIS WILL COST TO HAVE THE TUBES SHORTENED AND THE AXLES. I AM NEW TO THIS. ANY ADVICE WILL HELP ME

September 19, 2009
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Rob has a pretty good idea of the prices on shortening an axle. I’ll talk to him this afternoon.

Also, typing with all capitals on the internet is considered YELLING… rant

I used to wheel a lot. . .

September 19, 2009
8:09 pm
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You are looking at about $200 to shorten the long side tube and have the C put back on. Axle shafts will be around $75.00 each to shorten and re-spline depending on material…These prices are on a bare housing and axles removed..If you bring them a complete axle and they have to take it apart to do the work, you can triple the prices.

"JohnDF" wrote: Rob has a pretty good idea of the prices on shortening an axle. I’ll talk to him this afternoon.

Also, typing with all capitals on the internet is considered YELLING… rant

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September 20, 2009
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"JohnDF" wrote: Rob has a pretty good idea of the prices on shortening an axle. I’ll talk to him this afternoon.

Also, typing with all capitals on the internet is considered YELLING… rant

sorry about typing with capital letters. did not no it was rude .just a redneck learning how to use a computer

September 20, 2009
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Nah, they’re useless, I’d just donate them to somebody (me 😀 )

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September 20, 2009
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"wormdriller" wrote: .just a redneck learning how to use a computer

I resemble that remark lol

I used to wheel a lot. . .

September 20, 2009
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"JohnDF" wrote: [quote="wormdriller"].just a redneck learning how to use a computer

I resemble that remark lol

11,569 times over

September 21, 2009
2:35 pm
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I use http://www.kickassoffroad.com/ in Lincoln to re-spline axles. He charges about $100 a pair. Great service and turn around time but, it’s a long drive to the boonies to get there.

September 21, 2009
4:32 pm
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Is that 66cjdean off of pirate4x4? I had seen performancecryogenics.com before, but didn’t know he did axle work too! Good to know, I’m looking at a D60 for my front end on my next project, but I’m probably going to need to have it retubed for a driver’s side pumpkin 😉

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September 21, 2009
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Yeah, that’s him.

September 21, 2009
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You planning on staying with the 8 lug pattern? I would or you can factor in a lot more money for the conversion..I think 8 lug is the way to go, and if I hadn’t had a ton of money into beadlocks I would have switched to 8 lug in a heart beat.

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September 21, 2009
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"RobD" wrote: You planning on staying with the 8 lug pattern? I would or you can factor in a lot more money for the conversion..I think 8 lug is the way to go, and if I hadn’t had a ton of money into beadlocks I would have switched to 8 lug in a heart beat.

Oh yeah, 8-lug for sure. My 5×5.5 stuff is all pretty much sold at this point. I’ve got 8 lug outters on the way for my D44 if I need to run it for a while. I’ve got a full float 8-lug 14 bolt that will be in the back and looking for a D60 for the front now. May end up ultimately switching to a 60 in the rear as well just for future gearing options, but the 14-bolt is hard to beat in terms of off the shelf strength and just cost.

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