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78bronco
05-27-2008, 11:43 AM
has anybody narrowed up a dana 60 front and a d70 rear so that they fit better under a non full size better ? :dontknow:

Always broke
05-27-2008, 02:03 PM
I think Nutbar narrowed the front D60 on his Jeep but it cost a fortune

429orangepeel
05-27-2008, 04:22 PM
Rotating the knuckles is the better way.This usually costs approx $550.00 plus axles.

jonny6door
05-27-2008, 04:37 PM
Rotating the knuckles is the better way.This usually costs approx $550.00 plus axles.

he said narrow not cut and turn.

make sure to only narrow the long side of the front. and if you narrow only one side of the rear they will both be offset to the same side like older landcruisers.[36] it will give you more ground clearance on one side :cool: you can find blank front inner axles on the internet for about $200 and then another $50 to get it cut and splined to your new length.
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429orangepeel
05-28-2008, 08:19 AM
Chances of the caster being right is nil!Like Isaid to do it right.

Always broke
05-28-2008, 04:40 PM
Hey Jonny i have known 429 for a long time he is one of the best fabricators i have seen BAR NONE even Nutbar will admit that he is just giving a little tip thats all

78bronco
05-29-2008, 01:22 AM
well if it gose as im thinking it will be a little lift and I need to keep the rear centered

pumpkin
05-29-2008, 06:39 AM
I've pondered using dually wheels to make the fullsize narrower.

78bronco
05-29-2008, 11:59 AM
well what im thinking is putting these axles under a S10 or dakota

jonny6door
05-29-2008, 07:55 PM
Hey Jonny i have known 429 for a long time he is one of the best fabricators i have seen BAR NONE even Nutbar will admit that he is just giving a little tip thats all

wtf are you talking about?!

78bronco asked about narrowing a front diff. 429orangepeel told him to "rotate the knuckles". its not even the same topic. if you rotate the knuckles its not gonna get any narrower. 2 totally different procedures.
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429orangepeel
05-30-2008, 09:32 AM
When you cut off the knuckles then you shorten axle tube then you reweld the knuckles to the right caster DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

jonny6door
05-30-2008, 09:35 AM
When you cut off the knuckles then you shorten axle tube then you reweld the knuckles to the right caster DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

exactly. you just left out the "shorten axle tube " the first time.[cheers]
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429orangepeel
05-30-2008, 12:30 PM
No sweat,Just assumed that he could read between the lines.Next time Iwill be more discrtiptive.CHEERS

78bronco
06-02-2008, 01:09 PM
I understood what you ment!!!!!!!!

Nutbar
06-02-2008, 01:51 PM
I actually had a friend that builds pro mod chassis and sheet metal rear end housings shorten mine for me but I was also changing the side the pumpkin was on so it was a little more involved he cut off and swapped the tubes side for side and sleeved rewelded the tubes back in at my specs for pumpkin center and over all 5 inches narrower than stock

to simply narrow the diff just cut the knuckle off and shorten the tube and press and weld the knuckle back on, or both knuckles if ya gonna rotate the housing as well.