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PostSubject: Re: E-body rear end ??   Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:26 pm

I saw a rather, very crusty lookin' (rescued from the Titantic?) Dana 60 rear end in a vendor's spot while looking at something else. Glanced over at the tag on it. "E body 3-55 $250."

mmmmmmmmmm two fifty, not to bad for a E-body Dana 60. I wondered if the housing and cover could have been sand blasted w/o going though,,,,,,,,,? I bent down to pick at some of the scale, that's when I seen the 'period' after the last 0, was actually $250o.

2.5K for that pile of rust?! WHEW!
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PostSubject: Re: E-body rear end ??   Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:28 pm

Sopunds like somebody is taking a rear end back home other then their own behind Hee! Hee!

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PostSubject: Re: E-body rear end ??   Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:09 pm

Original Dana 60's are EXPENSIVE only because IMO, crazies pay it.

I can convert a "Truck" Dana 60 for less than $800.00 with all new bearings, seals, brakes, turned drums, rebuilt Trac Lok, etc.


no way I'd pay that to say I had a Dana 60, But, there are those that will.
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PostSubject: Re: E-body rear end ??   Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:26 pm

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Original Dana 60's are EXPENSIVE only because IMO, crazies pay it.

I can convert a "Truck" Dana 60 for less than $800.00 with all new bearings, seals, brakes, turned drums, rebuilt Trac Lok, etc.


no way I'd pay that to say I had a Dana 60, But, there are those that will.
I agree with Chaney I think some people just like to say they have a Dana 60 , I have never run one in a car and I have races High 10's and low 11 second cars, Had a 489 in one but all the rest 742 and I am running a 741 in my 58 right now. No problem yet but not going to brag, It will probably break. I may be putting another rear end together here some day , I have a clutch type posi or limited slip whatever you want to call it. I have broke many u joints drive lines axles but never broke the inside of a 742 rear. Maybe been lucky but defiantly had cars with lots of torque and HP. Look what the 63 Max Wedge came out with, Not no Dana 60. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: E-body rear end ??   Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:51 am

Guys,,,,,,,,,,,,,,. I'd like to see those Explorer rear end swap pics. Any chances?

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PostSubject: Re: E-body rear end ??   Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:12 am

There's ALOT more to swapping in an Explorer 8.8 Rick than meets the eye. First off, the driveshaft "Flange" at the rearend doens't lend itself to a mopar easily. Most will have to have the spring perches moved. While it is a durable rearend, the Mopar rear serves as an easier swap.

Plus, you have to deal with the inevidable "Dang, nice car...Cept for that Ford Rearend!"
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PostSubject: Re: E-body rear end ??   Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:50 am

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There's ALOT more to swapping in an Explorer 8.8 Rick than meets the eye. First off, the driveshaft "Flange" at the rearend doens't lend itself to a mopar easily. Most will have to have the spring perches moved. While it is a durable rearend, the Mopar rear serves as an easier swap.

Plus, you have to deal with the inevidable "Dang, nice car...Cept for that Ford Rearend!"

Those comments don't seem to bother me. Too thick skinned, I guress.

As far as shock mounts spring perches, just about ANY 'hind end' swap, requires pinion angle, and bottom shock mount change. That's one of the first things I do, is cut all the rear end related (donor) hardware off, grind smooth, so nothing is in the way. That 'step' dcon't bother me.

There oughta be a way around the Ford pionion flange mount,,,,,,,,,, haven't done a swap with a pinion flange, so I don't know what problems there would be.

What the 'problem' I 'do' have, is the cost with the E-body 8 3/4 Dana 60! Like you, I don't have $$$ falling outta my azz. (the Carlisle show was just for my daughter. I wasn't $$$ prepaired to buy anything) The Explorer swap, on the surface, seems the least expensive way to go for me. In our local freebie paper ANYthing MoPar muscle realted is way overpriced.

I can pick up a very late model (year or two old) 'complete' Explorer rear for under $200 at the local yard here. Over the counter parts for that rear are VERY easy to obtain. Getting difficult to find brake/bearing/seal components for a '70's anything anymore.

I would like to look into this swap, learn all I can about 'which' years Explorer rears are not compatable, which ones are, what gear ratios are avalible, what rears had disc brakes, etc, etc.

If someone who has already preformed the swap, I would eagerly like to see pictures!
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PostSubject: Re: E-body rear end ??   Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:50 pm

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RacerRick wrote:
Yep. Its not a bolt in - but the width is perfect. I am running 15x8" rims with the common 4.25" backspacing with 275/60R15 tires. There is still tons of room and I could easily go bigger. I got a 3.27 gear with a trak-lok. There is a bunch of pictures in my resto thread. It has the same bolt pattern as stock, is availble with disks or drums, is widely available with a variety of gear ratios, and the explorer rears are 31 spline axles, and extra thick tubes. The explorer 8.8 rears are very strong.

Where are these pictures? I can't find them. Very interisted is seeing this swap, please? Thanks!

Wait a minute! You say "The width is perfect" The Explorer rears are 59 1/2" wheel mounting face to wheel mounting face. (I went and looked at one) The FwdLk rears are 60 7/8"

That's 1 3/8" total, 11/16" per side differnce. A LOT bigger differnce than the B/E-body rear differnce!

Scrap the Explorer swap idea.
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