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Old 03-08-2012, 02:55 PM
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Got it was wondering that while I was reading the thread. Thanks.
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All done except for the diff bolts. Assembly went together perfect. Now to get it in the truck. I'm going to use oem shock mounts that are welded on. I'm not a big fan of the other bolt on ones. But well see when it's in if I change my mind. Now on to my next project.





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Man that looks awesome! I want disk brake rears!
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I love that idea. How did you machine the SD hub to obs specs and not need extra holes? Sorry slightly challenged when it comes to machine work.
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I love that idea. How did you machine the SD hub to obs specs and not need extra holes? Sorry slightly challenged when it comes to machine work.
He had the hubs machined out, then custom wheel studs made to fit the holes in the hub.
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Man that looks awesome! I want disk brake rears!
IIRC there are other bolt on disk brake setups for our current hubs?


Either way Im subscribing.. managed to skim through this thread, but none of the pictures show up on my work laptop
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:23 AM
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Thankyou Superduty, now I'm interested in the cost of those machined studs.
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:31 AM
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IIRC there are other bolt on disk brake setups for our current hubs?


Either way Im subscribing.. managed to skim through this thread, but none of the pictures show up on my work laptop
There are kits out there, but they all seem to have their flaws.
I'm wondering if you could get the SD rear axle and E-series hubs to save the machine work.
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It seems to me that a SD rear with machined hubs or E-series hubs and a D60 front without the unit bearing style wheel bearings that they put on the SD trucks would be a great combination for a dependable running gear.
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Dana 60 hubs (e series) and super duty hubs are totally different. If it was only that easy. I have looked at almost every single rear hub and couldnt find anything even close due to the super duty short spindle. But if someone can do it easier than I did, I would like to see it.
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Dana 60 hubs (e series) and super duty hubs are totally different. If it was only that easy. I have looked at almost every single rear hub and couldnt find anything even close due to the super duty short spindle. But if someone can do it easier than I did, I would like to see it.
Well crap.
So I'm curious... in your first post you have a hub with the hole pattern for both SD and OBS drilled into it. For most of us looking at this, shouldn't that be the route we go so that the custom machined studs aren't necessary? Drill 8 holes, install OBS wheel studs, assemble and go?
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Well crap.
So I'm curious... in your first post you have a hub with the hole pattern for both SD and OBS drilled into it. For most of us looking at this, shouldn't that be the route we go so that the custom machined studs aren't necessary? Drill 8 holes, install OBS wheel studs, assemble and go?
That is exactly what I would do if you didn't want custom studs. I am still trying to find someone to make them reasonably. I do have another source in the works.
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Well crap.
So I'm curious... in your first post you have a hub with the hole pattern for both SD and OBS drilled into it. For most of us looking at this, shouldn't that be the route we go so that the custom machined studs aren't necessary? Drill 8 holes, install OBS wheel studs, assemble and go?

I'm waiting on my machinist buddy to finish a pair of them for my '75 using this method. We are going about it a little different though. Instead of using regular pressed in studs he is going to tap the holes so I can install fully threaded bolts through the back of the hub flange. They will be held in place by green Loctite and wedge lock washers so they wont be backing out. The advantage is that the holes are smaller and there's less stress on the thin part of the flange since the studs aren't pressed in.
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I'm waiting on my machinist buddy to finish a pair of them for my '75 using this method. We are going about it a little different though. Instead of using regular pressed in studs he is going to tap the holes so I can install fully threaded bolts through the back of the hub flange. They will be held in place by green Loctite and wedge lock washers so they wont be backing out. The advantage is that the holes are smaller and there's less stress on the thin part of the flange since the studs aren't pressed in.
So you are going between the holes instead of thru the oem holes right?
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