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Dana 60 out of late 80's f250 into 95 F250?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Mark13, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    A friend of mine has a 95 F250 with the awesome dana 50 ttb front axle. However his brother has a junk late 80s F250 with a dana 60 under the front of it. Will the dana 60 fit under the 95 f250 with minor work?
     
  2. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    80's F250 have TTB axle.

    you mean 79 or oldest? Yes they will work but dana 44 HD but very few f250 came with dana 60.

    after 1986 F350 start use Dana 60.
     
  3. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    It might be a late 80s f350, I've never seen the truck. I'm running only on what I've been told.

    The axle is sitting in the back of the 95 outside the shed here, I can go out and see if it's a 44 or a 60 if I can get all the grease and oil off it.
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2009
  4. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    As long as you are using a post 1986 Dana 60, you should be fine. Anything earlier than that would have narrower spring perch spacing (31.5") when the 1995 truck you are swapping into has a 36.5" spacing.
     
  5. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
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    Spring perches are 36.5" center to center.

    Here is 2 pics of it, I have more if someone wants them
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  6. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

    thats a very desirable axle. it has king pins instead of ball joints. more expensive to replace, but easier to do and lasts a heck of a lot longer. ford went to ball joints in the early 90s.

    get the pitman arm off the steering box too. the dana 60 uses a different pitman arm than the dana 50/ dana 44hd axles found under F250s. and don't forget - the axle ratio in this dana 60 better match whats in the rear of your F250!!! you'd be surprised how many people considering an axle swap forgot about this part......
     
  7. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
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    I'll tell him to grab the pitman arm also.

    We already asked him to find out what ratio the truck that the front axle came out of has. That was one of the first things I thought to ask him.
     
  8. wls

    wls Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    I had a d-60 fron a 96 f-350, put it in my 97 f-250, best thing that ever happened to that truck. If your putting a heavy plow on, I have some overloads listed on here. I had to put add-a-leaf on the back to level it up, after putting the overloads on the front. Its a stout set-up.
     
  9. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
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    The truck wears a 9ft unimount all winter.

    The truck is pretty much a farm truck that plows snow in the winter so it's tough but gets the job done.
     
  10. Dirtboy953B

    Dirtboy953B Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    when I did the swap on mine I used the factory pitman arm that came on the F-250 with no prob..by far the best thing I ever did to the truck
     
  11. 4wydnr

    4wydnr Senior Member
    from N. IL
    Messages: 151

    Those stacks and headache rack look familiar, is that Kevin's old truck?
     
  12. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
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    Yes Sir. His little bro Dave has it now. Needs quite a bit of work.
    Kevin has a pretty nice 02 now, we'll see how long that lasts.
     
  13. 4wydnr

    4wydnr Senior Member
    from N. IL
    Messages: 151

    Knowing Kevin it'll be around forever, but in what shape is the question.

    That 95 will be awesome with the solid axle.
     
  14. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    Idk if that 95 will be awesome with the solid axle but it will be better then the way it is currently. Has a long way to go before awesome could be used to describe the truck. :D

    I sent you a PM btw.
     
  15. corey freemire

    corey freemire Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    late 70s dana 60 for a 95 f250? need help

    i was told late 70s ford dana 60 would take place in my front end

    but now i see your saying late 80s? can i clear this up what well work under my 95 f250
     
  16. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

    if you have a 95 f250, then you want a dana 60 front axle (and associated parts) from a '86 (mid 85 actually) - '97 F350. it will bolt right into your truck.

    the late 70s stuff may work, but i beleive it will require modification - not 100% on the late 70's axles.
     
  17. corey freemire

    corey freemire Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    so 86 to 95 f350 well be fine okay thats what i was woundering
     
  18. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    One thing I thought of, is your drive shaft going to work? Same U-Joints and length? Same angle? Do they use a different transfer case / off set / spacer with a heaver duty 60 axle?
     
  19. Oxmow

    Oxmow Senior Member
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  20. woodchuck2

    woodchuck2 Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    It would depend on if he has the D-44 or the D-50, the driveshaft for the D-50 will be no problem as the housing is basically the same as a D-60. The D-44 though, it may have enough room on the splines to collapse enough to fit in, test fit will tell.