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The Dana/Spicer Model 60 axle is manufactured by Dana Corp. and used in OEM heavy duty applications by Chevrolet, Dodge, Chrysler, and Ford. There are rear axle and four wheel drive front steering variations of the Dana 60. It can be readily identified by it's straight axle tubes, 10 bolt asymmetrical cover, and a "60" cast in to the housing.

General Specifications[edit]

Every Dana 60 that was originally manufactured by Dana Corp (ie. not aftermarket) is stamped with a build date and bill of materials on the back of the passenger-side axle tube. You can decode your bill of materials code here.

  • Ring gear measures 9-3/4".
  • 3" diameter axle tube.
  • Weighs in near 500lbs. More or less depending on width and brake configurations.

Front Axle

GM / Chevy versions are passenger side differential drop, standard rotation gears, and kingpin knuckles.

Dodge versions are passenger side differential drop, standard rotation gears, and kingpin knuckles.

Ford versions are drivers side differential drop, reverse-cut gears, and kingpin knuckles up to 1991 and balljoints from 1991 to present.

Rear Axle

The rear axle Dana 60 was first introduced in the late 50's and was common on 1/2 and 3/4 ton pickups. Chrysler used Dana 60's in their big block optioned passenger cars of the late 1960s.

  • Manufactured in full float and semi float variations.


Aftermarket ratios are available ranging from 3.73 to 7.17.

Common Applications[1][edit]

Front Axle


  • 1977-87 K30 1 ton 4wd
  • 1984-88 CUCV
  • 1988-91 V30


  • 1975-89 D-600
  • 1992-93 D-600
  • 1981-89 D-700
  • 1992-93 D-700


  • 1978-2002 F-350
  • 2000-2002 F450/F550

Rear Axle


  • 1966 Coronet
  • 1966-1972 Charger
  • 1967-1972 Super Bee
  • 1967-1972 Road Runner
  • 1970-1971 'Cuda
  • 1970-1971 Challenger


  • 1966 Belvedere
  • 1966 Satellite


  • 1955-1976 Ford 1-ton trucks
  • 1980-1998 Ford E200/E250 vans


  • 1967-1977 Chevrolet and GMC 3/4-ton pickups
  • 1975-1987 Chevrolet and GMC 1-ton pickups and Suburbans
  • 1979-1991 Chevrolet and GMC 1-ton vans


  • 1969-1988 Jeep J-20, J-2000 and J-4000 pickups

External Links[edit]

  1. ^ Incomplete list. Common applications only.