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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 20, 7:18 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone running a Dana 60 in a street car???

I am going to put a Dana 60 in my street car to replace the 10 bolt. What did you do for rear brakes?
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Re: Anyone running a Dana 60 in a street car???

Well, a 12bolt is a 100%, direct swap and the entire (drum) 10bolt brake parts will swap over.
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post #3 of 37 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 20, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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I can build a complete Dana 60 with all new parts for way less $$ than a used 12 bolt. Plus it will be stronger.
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Re: Anyone running a Dana 60 in a street car???

The " Stange S60 " is a Dana 60 cast with A body mounts.

You can buy a center section and build your own or buy a complete axle.

Being as 66 12 bolts are increasingly difficult to find, this is what I will probably do.

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post #5 of 37 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 20, 2:06 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Anyone running a Dana 60 in a street car???

I picked up a Dana 60 truck housing for $100. I have the bar to narrow it. Trying to figure out what drum brakes to use. I would like to use the brakes from my 10 bolt if possible. Curious what others have done.
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Re: Anyone running a Dana 60 in a street car???

I was breaking/wearing out the 12 Bolt Dif Springs every other year
so I ordered and had installed in 2013 a S60 from Strange with Ford Housing Ends H 1135
for their 11" Drum Brakes and 5 x 4 3/4" Bolt Pattern plus True Trac (Helical / worm type) Posi

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I picked up a Dana 60 truck housing for $100. I have the bar to narrow it. Trying to figure out what drum brakes to use. I would like to use the brakes from my 10 bolt if possible. Curious what others have done.
If going in a Chevelle what are you doing for the upper links?

Tighten it till it strips and back it off a quarter turn.
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The " Stange S60 " is a Dana 60 cast with A body mounts.
Yes. Here's a picture of me Dana S60 under my Buick GN. As for the brakes, they're Baers 4 wheel discs.

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Yes. Here's a picture of me Dana S60 under my Buick GN. As for the brakes, they're Baers 4 wheel discs.

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The Dana 60 is a great choice for a rear.

454chevy, you need to remove the original truck suspension mounts and shorten the rear to the stock width of your car.

Then you need to weld on the correct brackets in the correct locations for a GM A-body triangulated suspension. A kit like this MIGHT be what you need: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/c...model/chevelle

You can search for brake kits by what the rear originally came out of: https://www.wilwood.com/BrakeKits/BrakeKitAdvisor

OR by what axle flanges you have: https://www.wilwood.com/BrakeKits/BrakeKitAxleFlange

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Re: Anyone running a Dana 60 in a street car???

How are you going to attach the upper links to the center of the housing?

If you use Moser 7900 housing ends you can use your GM brakes.


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The Dana 60 is a great choice for a rear.

454chevy, you need to remove the original truck suspension mounts and shorten the rear to the stock width of your car.

Then you need to weld on the correct brackets in the correct locations for a GM A-body triangulated suspension. A kit like this MIGHT be what you need: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/c...model/chevelle

You can search for brake kits by what the rear originally came out of: https://www.wilwood.com/BrakeKits/BrakeKitAdvisor

OR by what axle flanges you have: https://www.wilwood.com/BrakeKits/BrakeKitAxleFlange
Good luck welding them to that cast iron pig.

Tighten it till it strips and back it off a quarter turn.
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Its going in a 67 Camaro.
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Its going in a 67 Camaro.
Ok, that makes it a lot easier.
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Tighten it till it strips and back it off a quarter turn.
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