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Old 10-27-2018, 08:11 PM   #1
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Mid 90's F350 Dually F350 front D60 axle, under a SRW cutaway van?

Hi guys,

Been looking for a while but nothing yet. I've found some inexpensive-ish F350 dually front axles that came out of mid 90's F350s. My "van" is a 2004 roto-rooter style cutaway, bullet proofed 6.0 diesel, with a factory Dana 70 DRW axle that runs a single rear wheel, rear fuel tank, 4.10 gearing, but SRW front, that I've lifted 2WD but would like to finally convert to 4WD. I've built up several suspensions so I don't mind doing the fab work.

Thoughts on this axle? I know it's wide but that don't bug me much, or I'll get it narrowed. Is it way way too wide with the same rims up front and the bushwacker flares?

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Here's when it was a little more stockish...
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Old 10-27-2018, 08:55 PM   #2
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Making it narrow is easy. You just pull the hub adapters. F-series uses adapters up front, unlike the E-series which uses single-piece cast rotors on the duallies. You have the advantage that the 90's F-series match the E-series wheel bolt pattern.

That said, many of the components on that gen Dana 60 don't come close to matching the components on the newer axles.
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Old 10-28-2018, 12:20 PM   #3
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Cool. I'm sure this is covered somewhere. I found a pic of a late 80s with the adapters. Looks easy enough.

Do you have recommendations on how to retain the ABS (or what year I should buy with ABS?)

The 4WD will be used seldom and mostly for on roads. I do some wheeling but wheeling in a van makes way too much noise and isn't very pleasant, though I am close to Moab.

So I figure having the best Dana 60 isn't that important, but open to suggestions. Looking for best bang for buck and 4.10 gears. A locking diff isn't that important. The truck is very heavy though.

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Old 10-28-2018, 12:40 PM   #4
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I am assuming the "adapters" look something like this?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1988-FORD-D...-/292539764240

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Yup. Just pop those off and put some new studs in, should be good to go. Or just by new rotors.

I think front ABS started in '96. I think those sensors will already be compatible with your ABS system. I have no idea how much work it is to retrofit non-ABS knuckles to take ABS sensors. The tone ring is part of the rotor on then generation truck.
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