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Started prepping the rear D60 yesterday. I think the swap is going to go easy. The U-joints are the same, I bought the Ruffstuff +3 perches which allows me to move the axle up to 3 inches rearward. That should account for the larger diff and prevent the drive shaft and from bottoming out. Need to resurface the rotors still then determine what gears are actually in it. I posted a couple pics on pirate.
 

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it is easier to fix and understand than "her"
i been looking at those perches.


at least your using it.
 

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I'm hoping it has 4.10s so I can save money for the time being. Probably won't though, that's my luck.
 

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Funny how I called my luck in my last post. The rear is a open 3.53. Test drove it today. My mystery noise was the rear end the entire time. I rebuilt the trans, replaced the T-case twice and rebuilt the doubler thinking it was one of those. I didn't think it was the rear because I had a company that specializes in axles rebuild it. Well they screwed it up.
I welded the front diff today and I'll be installing it in the morning. The rear is going to stay under geared for a little while.
 

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Well the front 60 is in and she's drivable again. Still have a few things to do to her though.
The short list is:
Matching gears
Weld the rear diff
Acquire a cable shifter or make one for the doubler
Get a speedo cable made
Finish hooking up all the gauges
 

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Well we're almost done moving. This whole working thing is slowing us down.
 

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Have very far to move?
 

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Have very far to move?
403 miles each way. Moved out of central California to Fallon Nevada. 3 bedroom, 2 bath on 10 acres with a big 3 car garage, horse pens and a small hay barn.
 

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Ordered a new k&n air filter, a foam prefilter and all new lug nutz. I'm hoping to pick up a set of used gears this next week. I plan to install everything some time next month. I still have to clearance the track bar and brackets since the D60 is so much bigger, they interfere now. I still need to buy and install bump stops too.
 

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Here's the buck I shot this year.
 

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