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How to possitively ID a Dana 60 over a 61? #23736
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Hi Guys.
The one thing I am not, and that is an expert on IDing of rearends. There seems to be so many versions of the Dana 60 over the 61. Can anyone help me possitively id this housing before I go further with this build. I will attach several pics. I know this is a general question but it will be a race rearend---thanks---Greg

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Re: How to possitively ID a Dana 60 over a 61? [Re: bcrproducts] #23737
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Re: How to possitively ID a Dana 60 over a 61? [Re: bcrproducts] #23738
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Re: How to possitively ID a Dana 60 over a 61? [Re: bcrproducts] #23739
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Re: How to possitively ID a Dana 60 over a 61? [Re: bcrproducts] #23740
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Re: How to possitively ID a Dana 60 over a 61? [Re: bcrproducts] #23741
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Re: How to possitively ID a Dana 60 over a 61? [Re: bcrproducts] #23742
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I liked this housing as it seems to be the beefiest housing I have seen as far as strutting etc.

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Re: How to possitively ID a Dana 60 over a 61? [Re: bcrproducts] #23743
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I have the same one and IIRC the 60HD stamp is your answer. I believe the 61's were stamped 61 and the offset of the pinion centerline is different than a 60 as well. Way thick axle tubes aren't they?

Re: How to possitively ID a Dana 60 over a 61? [Re: bcrproducts] #23744
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Thats the one I run and prefer.

Re: How to possitively ID a Dana 60 over a 61? [Re: bcrproducts] #23745
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What the heck did they put a 61 in??? I've never even heard of a Dana 61 ???

As for that 60 HD, man does that look bulletproof!!! Any idea on how much heavier it is compared to run-of-the-mill 60?



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Re: How to possitively ID a Dana 60 over a 61? [Re: Ramcharger] #23746
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Quote:

What the heck did they put a 61 in??? I've never even heard of a Dana 61 ???




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Re: How to possitively ID a Dana 60 over a 61? [Re: Robbins] #23747
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Use this attachemnt as a reference. I am trying to find a better chart I have that shows the whole Dana/Spicer family. Stay tuned.

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Re: How to possitively ID a Dana 60 over a 61? [Re: Scamp451] #23748
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61's were used in many Ford truck and (I think) Dodge van applications. I believe they were all full-floaters and used in 3/4 ton and larger vehicles thru the mid to late 1970's. The design of the housing permitted taller axle ratios.

Re: How to possitively ID a Dana 60 over a 61? [Re: bcrproducts] #23749
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That is a Dana 60 HD. We just built one for my dads challenger using that housing.


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Re: How to possitively ID a Dana 60 over a 61? [Re: Azzkikrcuda] #23750
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Here is a pretty complete list of Dana BOM numbers from `79-99 if yours is still there (right axle tube) there is a link to Dana`s site that will search a BOM number or part number if yours isn`t shown.

Dana BOM List

A list of some Mopar specific BOM`s

Mopar specific Dana BOM list `68-78




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Re: How to possitively ID a Dana 60 over a 61? [Re: bcrproducts] #23751
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The Dana 60 HD was used mostly in heavy vehicle like mini motor homes and the 3/4 ton vans that didn't have the Dana 70 in them. It is a lot heavier than the regular Dana 60s.


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Re: How to possitively ID a Dana 60 over a 61? [Re: Cab_Burge] #23752
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I think the 61 was also used in some C-bodies.

Dr. Diff would be the one to ask.

Re: How to possitively ID a Dana 60 over a 61? [Re: AlexP] #23753
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Dana 53 rearends were sometimes (rarely) used in C-bodies.

Dana 61 rearends were found in some Ford 3/4 ton pickups and vans in the late '70s/early '80s.

Dana 61 front-ends were used in late '80s/early '90s Dodge diesel/automatic 4x4 pickups.

Re: How to possitively ID a Dana 60 over a 61? [Re: DoctorDiff] #23754
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I have bin offered a Dana 60 ??? it only has 2-3/4 tubes could this be a 60 ? and is it ok to build a spool rear with.


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Re: How to possitively ID a Dana 60 over a 61? [Re: wildcargo] #23755
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When I was looking for a Dana 60 housing in a local bone yard, a few years ago. I saw one of that style housing under a late 70's Dodge "Snow Commander", 4 x 4 pickup. I had never seen one gusseted like that either.


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