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Unread 05-23-2011, 06:38 AM   #166
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Unread 05-23-2011, 02:33 PM   #167
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So I broke down finally. I went ahead and purchased everything I will need for this current build. The only thing that will be left for this is rims and drive shafts. I hope I have considered every angle possible to meet the time line we are working with to be ready by June.

Here is what I got.

Black Bird - Bracket Dana 60 Front

http://www.blackbirdscustomtrucks.com/index25.html


I went with Shawn Miller and his brake kits for the rear and rotors and calipers for the front.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=746609


Blue Torch Fab

BTF Track Bar Links

http://www.bluetorchfab.com/Product/...e-14-Bolt.aspx

BTF Leaf Spring Shackle Plates

http://www.bluetorchfab.com/Product/...le-Plates.aspx
BTF Poly Bushing

http://www.bluetorchfab.com/Product/...y-Bushing.aspx

BTF 14 Bolt Pinion Guard

http://www.bluetorchfab.com/Product/...ion-Guard.aspx


OFFroad Design -

U Bolt Kit Dana 60

U Bolts Corp 14

High Steer Kit

http://www.offroaddesign.com/catalog...0crossover.htm

Spicer greasable D60 u-joint

Steering Stabilizer Bracket



Brake Proportioning Valve
Proportioning Valve
Combination Valve Disc/Disc
Part# PV-4
Great replacement for 4 wheel Disc

http://www.the-jeep-guy.com/brakes.htm


Hope this is more than what I will need for this axle swap. If any of you read through this and have suggestion I may not have thought of please feel free to post them........I feel broke....
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Unread 05-23-2011, 06:07 PM   #168
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Just got caught up… love it!!! I want to go full width!!! But I want to be able to drive on the street…

Keep up the good work!!!
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Unread 05-24-2011, 11:38 AM   #169
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Looks great!


Thanks! Hopefully my bearing and seals kits come in today so I can get started on the rebuilds of both axles tomorrow.
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Unread 05-24-2011, 11:39 AM   #170
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Just got caught up… love it!!! I want to go full width!!! But I want to be able to drive on the street…

Keep up the good work!!!


Thanks I really appreciate it. Well I won't be afraid to drive it on the roads around town but will trailer it most places. It has historic tags so most cops won't mess with me. Fingers crossed......
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Unread 05-24-2011, 03:30 PM   #171
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I just got the bearing and seal kits in today. I also have finished cleaning up the 14 Bolt and its in the paint stage.
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Unread 05-25-2011, 08:02 PM   #172
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Alright so I got a little farther on the axles today. Drug them back to the shop after some krylon paint job work. We started with the pinions and removing the bearings. This was done with a press. Here are the two pinions together after they had the bearings pressed off.
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Unread 05-25-2011, 08:03 PM   #173
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Next we removed the bearings from the carriers. Then since the 14bolt carrier didn't require shims we pressed the new bearings back on.
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Unread 05-25-2011, 08:05 PM   #174
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We then got both of the bearings back onto the pinions and I took a quick trip home to see if UPS has come in my absense and.....BAM New Diff covers arrived.
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Unread 05-25-2011, 08:08 PM   #175
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I also recieved my 1350 Yokes for the 14Bolt and the T-Case and this ment I could set me preload of my 14bolt. Here is the old compared to the new. This will allow me to go to UBolts instead of straps.
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Unread 05-26-2011, 11:06 PM   #176
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So another long day in the shop. Before I headed to the shop though the mail man met me at the door. Here is what he brought.

Two front Dana 60 Caliper brackets from Blackbirds Custom Trucks.

Front and rear rotors from Shawn Miller.

2 sets of calipers from Shawn Miller.

The rear caliper brackets from Shawn Miller.

14 Bolt Pinion protection from Blue Torch Fab.
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Unread 05-26-2011, 11:56 PM   #177
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As my old boss would always say "you can't hide money".

Stout drivetrain for sure.
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Unread 05-27-2011, 08:50 AM   #178
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As my old boss would always say "you can't hide money".

Stout drivetrain for sure.


Yeah this conversion hasn't been cheap! That is a fact! I will say though for the price that it would have cost me to buy both of these axles fully built from someone rather than doing it myself I sure saved a lot more money. When I get online and see Dana 60's fully built for up to 6k I know I'm saving money.

It sure is a lot of work though. My girlfriend has all but had enough by this point.

So I bought her a BTF tank top to help with the process.
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Unread 05-27-2011, 08:53 AM   #179
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Got to the shop and started working on getting the preload set for the Dana 60 pinion. After trial and error. We were able to get the preload within about 20in lbs. Then with that and the Corp 14 preload set I moved onto switching lugs out from the disc brakes. Not fun!
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Unread 05-27-2011, 08:55 AM   #180
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Finished getting all of the brakes done finally.
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