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Dana 60 Narrowing

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Joined: 07 Sep 2006
Location: Visalia, CA

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:49 am    Post subject: Dana 60 Narrowing Reply with quote

I am in the market for a high pinion, kingpin style, Ford Dana 60 that I am going to narrow to run under my Cherokee. The problem is that out here in California 4x4 pickups are rare. And online it seems that it is much easier to purchase the 80's kingpin axles with the very short driver's side tube than purchasing a '77.5-'79 kingpin axles with the longer drivers side tube. So my question for anyone who might have knowledge of putting these axles under a jeep is this...

If I buy a 80's style kingpin, high pinion Dana 60, will there be enough tube on the driver's side so that I can cut off the knuckle, remove the extra tube from the knuckle, and then press it back on with the pumpkin rotated up toward the transfer case (so I can run cv joints). Or...

If the tube is already close to the correct measurement, is it possible to remove just the weld, somehow remove the knuckle without cutting the tube, rotate it and press it on to match the passenger side knuckle, and then re-weld the joint. Or...

Is rotating the pumkin to aim toward the tranfer case unneccessary and I could just leave that side alone and just cut down the other side.

I have found a lot of websites that talk about narrowing front axles, but I haven't been able to find one that talks about narrowing this particular axle.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Brad The Best

Joined: 14 Jan 2007
Location: Kamloops B.C Canada

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if it was welded it can be cut , i would air arc it off , if your good at it you wont even touch the metal under the weld .

are your axle shafts going to be the right length afterwards ? i beleive currie will do this work for you for a charge of corse .

i don't really know , i haven't attempted to do this ..... yet Twisted Evil
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