Lowest point is 6" from centerline of the axle
pinion rides on two bearings
D60s are available in high-pinion versions (Ford
60s tend to wear the thrust surface in the case
most sought after Dana 60 is the Ford Dana 60s.
Ford Dana 60's are High Pinion & King Pin axles.
to pay anywhere from $700 to $1000 for a OLD non-restored
Ford Dana 60. And upwards of $2800 for a restored
Ford Dana 60. (1978 / 1979 Version.. the newer ones
are cheaper slightly)
for all your axle build-up needs.
a YJ the 78/79 Ford Dana 60 front axle is the one
you want. The stock spring perches that are cast into
the housing are off by under 1/4 of an inch, and a
simple re-drill of the spring hole will line it up
with your YJ.
if you can't find or don't want to shell out the money
for a 78/79 Ford Dana 60 you can use a newer Ford
Dana 60 but you will have to outboard your springs
on your jeep. This isn't as hard as it sounds, and
can save you money if you can fab. up your own outboarded
and Full-Floating were used
- 3 basic versions:
- Most common Dana 60 has 1 5/16" 30 spline shafts
- Heavy duty 60s with 1 1/3" 35 spline shafts
(very rare in stock 4x4s)
- Some late '60s Dodge 4x4s and late '60s mid '70s
Ford 4x2s have 1 5/16 16 spline shafts (watch out
to get them from:
- Dodges, Fords, GMs, Internationals, and Jeeps
60's in Jeeps:
The Dana 60 is only availble on Jeeps for heavy duty
applications ('63-81). It was an option semi-floating
and full floating in the J-series pickups until 1981.
Some heavy 1/2 ton and early 3/4 ton J-series trucks
used a semi-floating Dana 60 with 5 on 5.5" wheel
bolt pattern. Later 3/4 ton and 1 ton trucks used
a full floating Dana 60 with 8 on 6.5" wheel
bolt pattern. Shafts are either 30 or 35 spline.
60 Front Axles by manufacturer and Bill of Material