Re: D60 ?

From: John Foottit <>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 09:40:15 -0700

this is similar to how I did mine. I set my dana 44 on the shop floor with
the arms attatched, leveled the top of the steering knuckles, and measured
from the shop flor up to the end of the radius arm. I then set the arm up
on the dana 60 with the knuckles level and the same distance off of the
floor, tacked, removed the arms, and finish welded. Another trick I used,
instead of trying to grind a quarter of an inch out of each c-bushing mount
(the 60 tubes are about a half inch larger) I fabricated 1/2" spacer plates
to place between the radius arm and clamp. I then just welded up the front
hole in the coil cups, and redrilled it a half inch further forward. It was
much easier than trying to smoothly grind the inside radius on the c bushing
----- Original Message -----
From: "rjlougee" <>
To: "Allen Fahey" <>
Cc: "EBML" <>
Sent: Friday, February 01, 2002 7:46 AM
Subject: Re: [EBML] D60 ?

> Let me take a shot at this Allen, I'm planning to do mine soon and this
> way the list can ixnay it if insufficiently thought through.
> My basic plan is to loosely assemble the front end and make some
> measurements of the floor and knuckles. The axle on jackstands and at
> normal ride height in relation to the frame/body. Use an angle finder
> on the floor under the front of the EB and again on the top of the
> knuckles. Adjust the angle of the knuckles, by rotating the axle until
> the desired caster is achieved. Tack weld the C-bushing brackets on the
> tubes, remove and finish weld.
> I.e. If I'm looking for 5 degrees of caster, I'll measure the angle at
> the floor to make sure it's zero. Then measure the angle on the
> knuckles. Assuming the floor was at zero, the axle will be rotated
> until the knuckle is at 5 degrees. I would do this to both sides to
> ensure it's not slightly twisted in the bushings. Anything other than
> zero on the floor will cause the 5 degrees to be added to the base
> figure.
> Did that make sense and is it a viable plan?
> Joe
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