1ton scout II

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  1. 1ton-scout

    1ton-scout Farmall Cub

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    i am getting ready to convert my scout II to a 1 ton ive already done the SBC swap now i am planning on installing a th400/205 dana 60 front and 14 bolt FF i am planing on using 63" rear springs and 53" front springs has any one done anything like this before i know that everything is going to have to be made just seeing if theres someone out there that might have some pics or something that i can get some ideas on what works and what dont
    thanks
     
  2. binderbound

    binderbound High Wheeler

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    Its been done too many times to list. Spend some time searching around here. Everything you ever wanted to know is just a klick away.

    This thread might also be better suited for Skunkwerks.
     
  3. reuben

    reuben Farmall Cub

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    Never been done before, it is not possible
     
  4. Chrispucci

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    Welcome to the web site --- unlike many 4x4 and truck sites this is actually a very friendly site where you can get an answer to a question without too much grief....

    That said --- I have been to Wasilla and I know it is not located under a rock and they have had the internet for years up there... So there is no excuse not to do a quick search -- even try www.google.com...

    As for this site do a quick search on "Dana 60" or "full width axle" or "Chevy 63" or any combination of the words in your question.

    You will have so much to read your eyes will hurt!

    Again welcome aboard and good to see another Scout owner!
     
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  5. Scott McKinley

    Scott McKinley Farmall Cub

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    If you can find a Dana 60 rear end 10 bolt you might have better luck then the 14 bolt corp.
     
  6. justscoutin

    justscoutin Binder Driver

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    whats wrong with the 14bolt? hard to kill. I will be doing the 53 fronts and 63 rears on mine one day soon. dont know of any threads on doing it though. probably have to extend the frame in the front or mount the springs on your front bumper. the rear is pretty easy.
     
  7. Carl Wiese

    Carl Wiese Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    That would kinda upset the whole "1-ton Scout" thing wouldn't it. The 14 bolt is a great option for an axle. Stout out of the box and tons of aftermarket goodies for them, most of which is quite affordable. Beats the 10 bolt hands down, especially in this application.
     
  8. kylecoyote

    kylecoyote Farmall Cub

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    I was thinking that he meant a ten bolt DAna 60 rearend as in ten bolts on the cover.:sailor: :)
     
  9. SCscoutguy

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    Even if he did a Dana 60 rear is no where near as strong as a 14 bolt in stock form.
     
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    SSIIbuild Binder Driver

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    Anything is possible.
     
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    Jamie when you get pregnant be sure to let us all know.:D
     
  12. Tom Mandera

    Tom Mandera Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    True. A 14-bolt is a 1T rear end, the 60 is 3/4T territory.. 7500lbs vs 5500lbs rating, etc.

    But the 60 has the edge in the ground clearance department.. but then, it's a Scout, so why shouldn't it have a (14-bolt) plow on it? :D

    Not that my 70HD has a lot better ground clearance than a 14-bolt..
     
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    My 60 rear is 35 spline:2guns:
     

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