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Dodge Dana 60 kingpin axle in an F450

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by Jbone36, Jan 9, 2021.

  1. Jbone36

    Jbone36 Full Access Member

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    What would be the point of this and why?

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    It's about as easy to do as any other f-super axle swap/conversion really I suppose. even easier if they used a divorced t case. They could even keep the parking brake that way, and I see they used a single leaf and airbag setup too. Interesting for sure. Also looks to still be 8 lug front, hard to tell with the stool there. I've also never seen a tie rod point up from a pitman arm towards a high steer type knuckle on an f series either.....

    If it were me, this looks like a parts availably swap haha.
     
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    Hey BR3..its i trip for sure.. this is a truck im building out so its going to have to work..the lugs are 10 like the rear and yes its divorced like me. Crossing my fingers it rills straight after i het engine and trans in as I have 0 history on it.

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    Well the good thing is it's not the notorious aam 9.25 that are so prone to failure. I don't know passenger side drops that well, but a 60 is a decent axle regardless of origin. Though the marmon conversion f-supers used hybrid d70s if I recall correctly, if your not using it for crane truck work, I'm sure the 60 will be more than enough
     
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    That's not a Dodge 60 - its custom/aftermarket; possibly a 70. If it were Dodge, would have a spring perch cast into the pumpkin.

    These conversions were done because at the time you could not buy a factory 4wd Ford with 14-15k GVWR.

    Marmon-Herrington did build/supply front diffs for these trucks. This is the first passenger-side drop I've seen.
     
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    Right, the question was definitely not weather Ford sold it. I don't think anyone still believes any f-super left a Ford factory 4x4, and with some moderate research, the interwebs concensus is that we are looking at a Quigley converted Dana 70 front.

    I'm pretty sure the marmon trucks were driver drop 70s most commonly, but I know they made their own axles too ( I've seen one of them and it's giant for a pickup) and I've heard of hybrid 60's bieng used as well


    I'm still quit impressed with the single leaf and huge airbags, that appears to maybe be a one off they did haha, quite cool!
     
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