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Here are a few pics of a truck dana 60 I am modifying for car use first is what i started with

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sr71mopar said:
Nice work.
Thanks I picked this housing up cheap and thought I would play with it a little i still need to do some more finshing around the welds and get the car ends on.
 

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AA-slingshot said:
looks good.....what are your plans to repair the distortion in the bearing bores from welding?
there really shouldnt be any distortion as thick as the housing is and no hotter than I got it during welding, I did not weld solid all the way around all at once, I did a little at a time, I got the idea to do this from a rear end builder so hopefully all is well, if not i have hardly anything invested in it yet so we will see.
 

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yeah, i was thinking about th edistortion on the machined surfaces myself. it is a good idea though, any heat from welding can do damage.
 

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You said this  was a truck rear?  3/4 ton with full floating axles?  Are the axle tubes 3-1/8" OD?  What year of truck (I assume many)?  I am looking at using a junker DANA 60, but car ones are just stupid (expensive  :().  I can weld, so I thought I could modify a DANA instead of worrying about an 8-3/4.  Any comments from anyone who has chopped a truck rear before?

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You could always use a truck Dana with cal-tracks and mono-leafs. No snubber to worry about.

Vancamp: Looks good!
 
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