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Old 01-26-2014, 05:53 PM
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I finally scored a 79 high pinion 60 for my super cab. I tried to seach the site for info but either my searching stinks or the search feature is not the greatest here.
Anyway, I know it will "bolt up" but if anyone has gone from a 44 to a 60 or knows of a post on the cross over steering "do's and don't" i would appreciate any knowledge passed on.

My end result would be cross over with high steer.

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Old 01-26-2014, 06:17 PM
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In the search function...try advanced search and put crossover steering in and also choose which years you want to search.

I know there is a few good threads in the 73-79 section.
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The only thing I can think of is... You might want to consider a U bolt flip. The U bolts hang really low on the stock dana 60 set up.
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I think i already found a possible headache, The 60 takes another 1.5 inches out of the driveshaft length. With a 6 inch lift and needing one more inch to level out, the front drive shaft is starting to look a lot like my old CJ5's rear shaft with a bad angle.

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Go with a cv driveshaft. That will help with the angle.
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I have the crossover steering on my 79 f350 with front dana 60. very simple to do. the only difference to high steer is the drivers side kingpin cap/arm and the different tie rod. idk if you can reuse the stock one or not. I think maybe it is possible. I think with highsteer you have to relocate the passenger side shock to behind the axle. the drag link just touches the shock on mine.
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stock Scab steering will work with the D60. When I swapped mine from D44-D60, I just connected everything stock. Only thing I had to change was the front DS, I used the one out of the F350 the D60 came from.

I just reread and saw you have 6" lift. I'll follow this to see where you get with the crossover as that will probably be my future plan. At first, I plan on just using the stock steering with my 6" lift. Drop arm doesn't bother me much, not like it can be any more of a pain than my current trucks steering.. :P
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Northwest Fabricators is where I picked up my crossover,JBG on the pittman arm.....I do like NWF good folks 78/79 steeringbox 4"lift
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