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Unread 11-26-2012, 08:15 PM   #1
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Dodge Dana 60 Hub Removal

I have 79 Dodge Dana 60 full floater. I need to remove the hub. I do not want to do the "chisel" method. What size and where do I get the tool to remove the nut on the spindle? I went to NAPA and got blank stares. They had tools for Fords, but no Dodge's.

It is a six sided nut measuring 2.55 inches across. It has rounded sides between each of the six faces.

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Unread 11-26-2012, 09:41 PM   #2
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I have 79 Dodge Dana 60 full floater. I need to remove the hub. I do not want to do the "chisel" method. What size and where do I get the tool to remove the nut on the spindle? I went to NAPA and got blank stares. They had tools for Fords, but no Dodge's.

It is a six sided nut measuring 2.55 inches across. It has rounded sides between each of the six faces.
Front dana 60 use's the same size spindle nuts as do 14 bolts.

I use a blunt head chisel and have taken hundreds of axles apart like that but try a truck center they have them or snap on.

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Unread 11-27-2012, 05:50 AM   #3
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http://lmgtfy.com/?q=dana+60+spindle+nut+socket
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Unread 11-27-2012, 06:39 AM   #4
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Yeah, tried that. Having been sold the wrong one once already, I was hoping for some more insight.
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Unread 11-27-2012, 07:03 AM   #5
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Pretty sure its a 2 9/16" hub socket.
Got mine from napa.
Chisel is great for removal though. I do follow the torque spec for install though.
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Unread 11-27-2012, 08:34 AM   #6
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Unread 11-27-2012, 08:54 PM   #7
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2 and 9/16 it is. What a difference a NAPA can make. The store that was closest to the shop where we are doing my build is filled some brain dead goons. The shop near my house, a whole different story.
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Unread 12-15-2012, 02:27 PM   #8
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Tech Tip - I've done this:

http://www.globalsoftware-inc.com/co.../hubsocket.htm

And I've also made a socket using an exhaust tube - the trick there is to size the ID of the tube correctly is to measure the length of one side of the nut, multiply by 6 and the ID is equal to that number divided by 3.1415. You have to start to form the 6 sides for the nut on the tube, then use a BFH to "tap" it on to form it properly.

I'll then weld a piece of steel on the backside, and a nut onto that for use of a torque wrench. It like sound like a lot of work, but it's quick to make.
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Unread 12-15-2012, 03:45 PM   #9
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That's an awesome idea welding between the points on a piece of scrap pipe
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Unread 12-15-2012, 05:06 PM   #10
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That is genious
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