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Maelthra
07-18-2007, 10:14 PM
on the end of the spindle on a kingpin dana 60?! I've tried three different sockets and none have fit yet!

It doesn't help I have to run back to lordco to get a different one every time. :vroam:

Troy
07-19-2007, 03:23 AM
its called a dana 60 spindle socket

Maelthra
07-19-2007, 03:30 AM
dana 60 spindle socket you say... :confused0006:

I'll ask 'em that today, dunno if they label it as that though. I didn't see one when I was there.

Troy
07-19-2007, 03:34 AM
well if its not a unit bearing front end then it will have a spindle nut with a specific pattern

they look like this, my d60 one has 6 teeth i think and they are expensive. They are about 80 bucks brand new without discount, i got mine for 40
http://images.solidcactus.com/autobarn/xxxw-kd-2467.jpg

B
07-19-2007, 06:19 AM
use a hammer and chisel.....

Foes
07-19-2007, 01:24 PM
Maelthra, Troy, I got my socket for my dana 44 from princess auto for roughly 15 bucks, for the ammount of times your going to use it, why spend 80 bones on it? PA has the 1/2 ton ones and the 3/4-1 ton sockets.

MUD CHILD
07-19-2007, 01:30 PM
use a hammer and chisel.....[16] [16] [16]

Buy the socket and do the job right

Troy
07-19-2007, 02:26 PM
Maelthra, Troy, I got my socket for my dana 44 from princess auto for roughly 15 bucks, for the ammount of times your going to use it, why spend 80 bones on it? PA has the 1/2 ton ones and the 3/4-1 ton sockets.

i never thought of checking there, good to know.....and i have used mine lots actually:dontknow:

use a hammer and chisel.....
ya i tried that on my rear end and chipped the spindle nut and a couple chunks came close to hitting me in the eyeball

not a good idea

i also tried making one out of bolts and some flatbar but it was too soft you need tool steel so i bucked up and bought one..ya i try everything to save money[15]

B
07-19-2007, 02:47 PM
[16] [16] [16]

Buy the socket and do the job right


awwww .... fuck off all ready ...[22] if everyware closed and u got to get it done ...wtf ....

ive got 2 of the sockets personaly one for in the truck tool kit and one for the shop but done it many times trail side with a hammer and chisel ...



...drama

B
07-19-2007, 02:48 PM
i never thought of checking there, good to know.....and i have used mine lots actually:dontknow:


ya i tried that on my rear end and chipped the spindle nut and a couple chunks came close to hitting me in the eyeball

not a good idea

i also tried making one out of bolts and some flatbar but it was too soft you need tool steel so i bucked up and bought one..ya i try everything to save money[15]


that goes for u to ... don't u knopw ur never susposed to work on ur truck without eye protection

Troy
07-19-2007, 02:53 PM
that goes for u to ... don't u knopw ur never susposed to work on ur truck without eye protection

i do wear eye protection, and have got shit in my eye more than i can count even when wearing eye protection wether im welding or grinding i couldnt tell you how but its still besides the point. chisel does work on the trail but it fucks the nuts up so i bought a socket

230
07-19-2007, 03:16 PM
i do wear eye protection, and have got shit in my eye more than i can count even when wearing eye protection wether im welding or grinding i couldnt tell you how but its still besides the point. chisel does work on the trail but it fucks the nuts up so i bought a socket


sounds like you need to learn to close your eyes.

Maelthra
07-19-2007, 04:05 PM
the picture troy posted is not the one I have. Mine looks like a 2-9/16"-ish locknut with rounded off corners; I don't know if its the right one or not, I will have to take off the other side's hub to look and I havn't done it yet.

I'd rather buy the tool to say I have it "Just in Case" and if I use it lots, yay, if not, oh well.

MUD CHILD
07-19-2007, 04:26 PM
awwww .... fuck off all ready ...[22] if everyware closed and u got to get it done ...wtf ....

ive got 2 of the sockets personaly one for in the truck tool kit and one for the shop but done it many times trail side with a hammer and chisel ...



...drama

What ever works in a pinch, but when you are at home there is no reason not to use a scocket and do it right. No need to tell me to fuck off I was just posting my 2 cents as were you[cheers]

Apathy
07-19-2007, 04:37 PM
I paid 12 bucks for teh D44 one, the D60 one can't be 80 bucks. Just checked, they are 21 bucks US at home..

Worth the investment, saves lots of time

B
07-19-2007, 05:18 PM
What ever works in a pinch, but when you are at home there is no reason not to use a scocket and do it right. No need to tell me to fuck off I was just posting my 2 cents as were you[cheers]


the fuck off was to ur ...[16] [16] [16] = [22] notice my finger guy is laughing ... now that everyone feelers is taken into account .....








[16] drama :D

MUD CHILD
07-19-2007, 05:37 PM
the fuck off was to ur ...[16] [16] [16] = [22] notice my finger guy is laughing ... now that everyone feelers is taken into account .....








[16] drama :D

Ahh yes I see[cheers]

jeeper
07-19-2007, 06:22 PM
Whats happenin in this world?


Walts carring about peoples feelings????




:confused0006: [cheers] :dontknow:

Maelthra
07-24-2007, 08:24 PM
It was a 2&9/16" Rounded truck spindle socket from Lordco. :gives: And the other side, of course, has two 2&9/16" standard nuts with a locking tab between them. [16]

Murd0c
07-26-2007, 05:26 PM
Whats happenin in this world?


Walts carring about peoples feelings????




:confused0006: [cheers] :dontknow:

you ok there Bruce? I don't see a post from Walt in this thread [f]

HEAVY METAL
07-26-2007, 07:55 PM
funny thread...

crazylike
10-15-2007, 07:44 PM
the dana 60 i am rebuilding right now has a double nut setup with a lock washer i used a screwdriver bent the tine back on the lock nut then used a 2 9/16 to remove the first nut a screw driver to remove the lock nut and then i needed a 2 9/16 pointed socket with thin wall second nut it wasn't very tight undid it with fingers. theres a groove in the spindle that the lock nut rides in. hope that helps.