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Chris.S.
05-08-2009, 03:27 PM
Guy I ran into today is selling one, I'm just wondering about what he told for running gear. Dodge chassis with a fibreglass cab on the back.

He said it 5/4 ton running gear, D70's front and back with full time 4wd.

Could that be exactly right? and would full time 4x have lo range?


He was only asking about $3000.00 for it so I'm thinking it might be good to grab just for those axles.....

crazylike
05-08-2009, 03:44 PM
i personally do not like full time 4x4 but i guess it depends on what your using it for yes it would stillhave a low range and d70 i never heard of one in the front before not even in a diesel but d70 rear yes it would be intresting to see did you happen to get picture?

sj-x 500
05-08-2009, 03:44 PM
usually... the military pickups were chev... the 1.25 tons had a "d44" up front and a 14b ff out back. i have yet to see anything made by dodge used by the military since the big old units... m30's?

crazylike
05-08-2009, 03:48 PM
dodge had the m880
which is a W200 dodge 3/4 ton frame but it only had d60 front and rear ff

Chris.S.
05-08-2009, 05:42 PM
usually... the military pickups were chev... the 1.25 tons had a "d44" up front and a 14b ff out back. i have yet to see anything made by dodge used by the military since the big old units... m30's?

it was on the older side (mid-late 80's early 90's maybe?) and I didn't get a really good look but it definitely looked like a dodge nose...

dodge had the m880
which is a W200 dodge 3/4 ton frame but it only had d60 front and rear ff

That sounds about right.

I didn't get any pics, we were both in a rush at the time but I might try to get ahold of him next week...




4.10 gears in it too, and he had re-tread 33's that looked pretty mean (except for being scary old [so old they were durawall] mtr's that been retreaded...) and a swivel pintle on the back..

Kingblazer84
05-08-2009, 08:34 PM
dana 70 front Kingpin versions are VERY VERY RARE!! basically they are stock 35spline all the way through since 35 spline d60 stubs are actually d70 stubs and they just have a bigger pumpkin. Most d70 fronts were closed kunckle and not very desirable but if you are lucky enough to find a D70F and its kingpin its just a little bit better then a 60 from the stand point that your 35 spline right away inner and outter

KINGCRUISER
05-09-2009, 11:57 AM
Ya i have only ever seen one d70 front and it was closed knuckle, and heavy as a truck:party0010:

Troy
05-09-2009, 12:47 PM
dana 70 front Kingpin versions are VERY VERY RARE!! basically they are stock 35spline all the way through since 35 spline d60 stubs are actually d70 stubs and they just have a bigger pumpkin. Most d70 fronts were closed kunckle and not very desirable but if you are lucky enough to find a D70F and its kingpin its just a little bit better then a 60 from the stand point that your 35 spline right away inner and outter

Ya i have only ever seen one d70 front and it was closed knuckle, and heavy as a truck:party0010:

import crusher, merv on here had a dana 70 front and rear in his dodge d300. big 6 lug pattern, drum brakes.

they do exist

kamloopsyota
05-09-2009, 12:50 PM
yeah they have like 3 dodges at the armoury here in town

jeepingpw
05-09-2009, 01:35 PM
If its a Dodge military then it is a
M880
These were made useing W200 civi trucks from 1973 to 1978
318cuin, 2 bbl
727 auto
NP203
D44 front
Dana 60 rear
4.09 gearing
12 volt system


The GMC CUCV's were M1008
1983 to 1986
Detroit Diesel 6.2
TH400
NP208
Dana 60 front
Corp 14 bolt rear
4.56 gears
24 volt system

Post pics if you get it.

Kingblazer84
05-09-2009, 04:24 PM
on pirate a couple guys run D70 front kingpin axles you can make your own but its really not worth the coin just buy a 60 and add 35 spline stubs and bingo you have a d70 front haha

85chevy
05-09-2009, 08:56 PM
Yea down side to D70 is much bigger pumpkin underneath compared to the D60. Not to mention parts for a dana 60 are a dime a dozen vs a rare front D70

importcrusher
05-11-2009, 01:03 AM
glen at swat 4x4 has a d-70 in the front of his old chev decktruck ,i think he was saying it had thicker axle tubes

78bronco
06-09-2009, 12:59 AM
back in the late 50's up to the late 60's dodge/fargo pickups did come with a drum brake closed knuckle dana 70 front diff and usally had 4.56 gears an up

78bronco
06-09-2009, 01:00 AM
Yea down side to D70 is much bigger pumpkin underneath compared to the D60. Not to mention parts for a dana 60 are a dime a dozen vs a rare front D70


the inside guts will be the same as a rear ie gears and carrers and such