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Old 10-26-2017, 09:26 AM   #11
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I installed a FF D70 out of an E350 (E450?) cutaway. The w-w width is just barely wider than the front without spacers. Have been completely happy with it. Found in this rather old thread started by Badger (wonder if he still has his van??).

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Old 11-01-2017, 05:12 PM   #12
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I replaced my SF 60 in my 2007 with a FFD70 SRW out of a 2006 box van a couple years ago. Can't be happier. Went with 35 spline Airlocker and Chromoly axles. The width is about 3/4 wider each side without the spacers. Axle $850. Sold spacers $200 and Axle $250. I'm sure glad I did it. I did not want to loose a wheel going 35mph let alone 75. I really felt the SF with spacers is an accident waiting to happen. Check with Car-Part.com. I have seen them there for about the same price. On the Dana-Spicer site you can find a list of build Numbers to verify what axle you are looking at. The axle bolted right up to the springs. I did have to move the shock mounts up as mine is 4X4. I'll keep an Eye out for future FF's and list them when found.

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Old 11-01-2017, 10:06 PM   #13
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Thanks Paul.
I've located a FF D60 and am now trying to figure out who will do the rebuild and install work. There is a local guy but... I'm not clear on my choices so will need some guidance. I want to make sure I get done everything I may want while it's all going on.

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Old 11-01-2017, 10:56 PM   #14
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Thanks Paul.
I've located a FF D60 and am now trying to figure out who will do the rebuild and install work. There is a local guy but... I'm not clear on my choices so will need some guidance. I want to make sure I get done everything I may want while it's all going on.

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What about MG aka Expovans? Wonder if he has the time. If so I would go with him. I'd think most Pacific NW folks would do the same thing
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Old 11-01-2017, 11:16 PM   #15
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Thanks Paul.
I've located a FF D60 and am now trying to figure out who will do the rebuild and install work. There is a local guy but... I'm not clear on my choices so will need some guidance. I want to make sure I get done everything I may want while it's all going on.

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I'd save yourself some labor and clean and paint the axle yourself. You may want to just take the axle to a differential shop for gears and bearings and then have a 4x4 place or ideally a dude like MG do the install. He's not going to want to rebuild the axle but I might be wrong.
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:22 AM   #16
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I'd save yourself some labor and clean and paint the axle yourself. You may want to just take the axle to a differential shop for gears and bearings and then have a 4x4 place or ideally a dude like MG do the install. He's not going to want to rebuild the axle but I might be wrong.
I think that's the way I'll go. I did email Expovans last week but have not received a reply. They may be jugged right now. I'll get it ready for install and go from there.

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Old 11-02-2017, 11:11 AM   #17
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I picked up my D60 FF for $500 out of a 2001 E350 and despite it being advertised as excellent condition w/ 110,000 miles, when I pulled the axles everything smelled cooked. I went ahead and replaced the differential ring and bearing, pinion and wheel bearings making sure they were either Spicer or Timkin. I used the Dana Spicer BOM lookup table to figure out part #s. I also replaced the axles with 35 spline and added an ARB locker. It all adds up but still less than half of what it would be to source an axle from Ujoint or Dynatrac.
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Deals are out there for sure. I picked up my lsd 4:10 ff d60 from an 05 f350 for $380. Returned my old sf axle for $100 core and took the 35 spline lsd from it before they picked it up. Depending on what I end up selling the lsd for I could be pretty close to a wash when it's all said and done
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Update

Finally found a FF close enough to go pick it up. Had it rebuilt and installed and now have around 200 miles on it - just in time for our annual Baja excursion. Great peace of mind after the problems we had with the SF. All in a little under $3K.

Thanks to everyone for the input - Joe
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