We stock a complete line of parts for the open knuckle, Dana-Spicer Model 60 Front Axle which Dana lists for a 1975 International 1 ton 1300 Camper Special 4x4 truck. It is questionable if this axle was actually used by International in a production truck, as it does not appear in the 1975 International parts books which also do not list a 1975 1300 model, however, since Dana apparently sold enough of these axles to International to catalog parts for them, there is likely a few out there in special production vehicles. The newly released Model 60 axle used the same size axle universal joint as the previous Model 70 closed knuckle axle, but the new open knuckle design had a sharper turning angle which substantially improved vehicle maneuverability.
The Model 60 has very durable greaseable king pins and disc brakes. The wheel bearings are serviceable and the dead-spindle configuration allows the use of lockout hubs.
All 1975 Dana 60 Front Axles in International trucks had a Bill of Material Number (BOM) stamped on the front side of the right axle tube. The BOM number is a 6 digit number beginning with a 6 plus a dash number (ex: 610604-2). They can be used to determine not only the axle model, but also what components the axle was originally built with. We often ask for this number to insure we provide you with the exact parts you need for your truck.
Each different BOM number signifies an engineering part change which may be minor or major and may involve one or more parts. The dash number indicates the axle ratio and, for some years, the front wheel hub style (for single or dual rear wheel models).
Both Model 60 and 61 axles share almost all the same parts except for the axle housing and gear sets. The Model 60 was designed in an era of small engines requiring low gears to move the vehicle so the lowest numeric ratio it was designed for was 3.54:1. By the mid 1980's, fuel economy became paramount so lower numeric gears were needed to reduce the engine rpm, especially with non-overdrive transmissions and/or slow turning diesel engines. The Model 61 has the pinion center line set farther from the ring gear so a larger diameter pinion head can be accommodated. For International front axles, the Model 61 was only available with 3.07 and 3.54 ratio gear sets. Depending on the year and engine, the Model 60 could be ordered with 3.54, 4.10, 4.56, 4.88, or 5.86 gearing.
Cover: 10 Bolt, 12" high
Ring Gear: 9-7/8", 12 Bolt
Suspension: Leaf spring
Steering Linkage: 1975-1993 uses a tie rod that attaches to each steering knuckle. Drag link goes from steering gear to cast iron arm bolted to the top of the drivers side steering knuckle.
Knuckle Mounting: Greaseable King Pins. Upper uses spring loaded plastic bushing rotating on a tapered King Pin. Lower has tapered roller bearing.
Wheel Hub: Two types of wheel hubs were used for Dana 60 and Dana 61 front axles. Early and mid production trucks used a wheel hub that took 8 bolt, externally mounted drive flanges or lockout hubs. Late production trucks used an internally splined wheel hub. Each hub type had a version for single rear wheel trucks and dual rear wheel trucks. There is conflicting documentation on the exact dates of the change over from external type hub mounting to internal, most likely due to the fact trucks were being manufactured in Canada, Mexico, and the United States at the same time and each plant probably made the switch when their inventory of axles with external type hubs was used up. According to International parts books, all 1989 and prior models have the external mount hub. Dana however, lists both external and internal hubs for 1989. Our own experience has been that 1989 models all have external type hubs, but we believe there may be some late production 89's with the internal hub. For 1990 to 1991, IHC lists both external and internal hubs. Dana lists only internal. We have seen a few 1990 models with external hubs, but most are internal. For 1991, most if not all, trucks should have internal hubs, but we did work on at least one 1991 dually with external hubs, so presumably there are more out there. 1992 and 1993 is easy, IHC, Dana, and our experience, all agree these years will have internal hubs.
The 1975-1991 external, 8 bolt type wheel hub was factory equipped with either a splined steel drive flange or Selectro® lock out hubs with big cast aluminum selecter knobs. 1990-1993 Internal spline wheel hubs had factory installed Warn® plastic dial lockout hubs.
|1979-1980 Bill of Material Numbers||
Model 60: 603643
Model 61: No Model 61 for these years
|1981-1988 Bill of Material Numbers||
Model 60: 610135, 610236
Model 61: 610265 (1987-1988 only)
|1989-1990 Bill of Material Numbers||
Model 60: 610332, 610341
Model 61: 610333, 610342 (both listed for 1989 only)
|1991 Bill of Material Numbers||
Model 60: 610357
Model 61: 610358
|1992 Bill of Material Numbers||
Model 60: 610398, 610430
Model 61: 610358, 610431
|1993 Bill of Material Numbers||
Model 60: 610405
Model 61: 610406
An Inner Axle Seal is pressed in the inboard end of each axle tube, right next to the differential side bearings. These seals contact the inner axle shafts to prevent gear oil from running out of the differential and down the axle tubes. Old age, blown axle u-joints, and/or grit that works it's way into the axle tubes and cuts the seal are the usual causes of failure. A bad Inner Axle Shaft Seal can be detected by oil coming out the end of the axle tubes next to the axle shaft u-joint. Usually when these Seals start to fail, they will seep oil so the leakage may go undetected for quite some time. Many a ring and pinion set has been burned up from axles that lost all their lube when long term seepage was not noticed.
Please refer to QK4656 page for more details and ordering information.
Please refer to TS4656 page for more details and ordering information.
We offer three different Universal Joints for your hard working International 4x4. All are plenty strong for the job, but different manufacturing techniques and seal types will have a major influence on the ultimate life of the joint. Our most popular choice is our TK40715 cold-forged, non-greaseable, original equipment replacement U-Joint. The wear-resistant cold-forged cross and superior sealing make it the best choice for both low maintenance and long life. Greaseable TK40724 U-Joints are a greaseable version of our TK40715 joints, giving you the durability advantages of cold-forging and better seals with the option to re-lube the joint at any time for unmatched longevity. QU30332 's are hot-forged and equipped with simple rubber seals. With good maintenance and quality lubricant like our Pyroplex® Plus Grease, these joints will last and last. See our individual product pages for more info.
Please refer to QU30332 page for more details and ordering information.
Please refer to TK40715 page for more details and ordering information.
Please refer to TK40724 page for more details and ordering information.
TK42117 Greaseable and Rebuildable CTM 1480WJ Series Performance Axle U-Joint for IHC Dana 60 Beam Type Front Axles.
Over the years, Dana has primarily used Timken bearings when building their axles. For long life and dimensional consistency, Timken bearings are unmatched by any other brand of bearing I have used rebuilding axles over the past 30+ years in the business. When you are a shade tree mechanic dealing with a diff and pinion rebearing job without all the fancy gauging tools we have, you always want your new bearings to be the same overall thickness as the original bearings were when the axle was built so your pinion depth, pinion preload and backlash are within the tolerance limits when you are done with the job. Timken bearings will almost always deliver that type of accuracy, plus the steel quality and surface finish is the world's best.
Please refer to QU50397 page for more details and ordering information.
Please refer to QU50398 page for more details and ordering information.
Please refer to QU50400 page for more details and ordering information.
Please refer to QU50401 page for more details and ordering information.
Please refer to QU50406 page for more details and ordering information.
Please refer to QU50407 page for more details and ordering information.
Torque King® Premuim Diff Bearing and Seal Kits are the #1 choice for those who depend upon their truck to keep working day in and day out no matter how tough the conditions. Our Kits combine the supurb quality of Timken bearings with the precise fit and relability of 100% genuine Dana-Spicer small parts. No aftermarket, off brand or Chinese knockoff parts in these Kits!
Dan the Gear Man® Product Note: TK4864 Kit does NOT include QU40059 Axle Shaft Seals. Order those separately or as part of QK4656 Axle Shaft Seal Kit.
Please refer to TK4864 page for more details and ordering information.
Dan the Gear Man® Product Note: This Kit does not include QU40041 Side Gear Thrust Washers, or QU40518 Pinion Mate Gear Thrust Washers.
Please refer to TK4865 page for more details and ordering information.
Differential problems with Model 60 and 61 front axles are not all that common. But Murphy, of Murphy's Law* really likes busted differentials, so when you hear that loud, heart-stopping, ominous BANG from the front axle as your 4x4 lurches to a grinding stop, you just KNOW it is one big dose of bad news. To help get you back on the road after you get rescued, we stock genuine original equipment Dana-Spicer Front Axle Differential Parts for your hard working 1975 International 4x4 truck.
*Murphy's Law: "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong"
Please refer to QU40254 page for more details and ordering information.
Please refer to QU40518 page for more details and ordering information.
Please refer to QU40041 page for more details and ordering information.
Please refer to QU40520 page for more details and ordering information.
Please refer to QU40519 page for more details and ordering information.
Please refer to QU40367 page for more details and ordering information.
Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note: RTV sealant instead of Gaskets were used during the factory assembly of your axle.
We stock all the normal replacement parts for Dana 60 King Pin type Front Axles. 1975 International Dana 60 and Dana 61 front axles use greaseable and rebuildable King Pins instead of Ball Joints to mount the steering knuckles to the axle housing. Time has proven the Dana 60/Dana 61 King Pin design to be the most durable front axle steering components ever installed in Class 2 3/4 ton and Class 3 1 ton 4x4 trucks. Although at first glance the number of King Pin parts may appear daunting, the fact is King Pins front axle components are usually pretty easy to replace if they ever need service beyond regular greasing.
Unless your axle has run out of oil or it is severely abused, you will probably never have to replace your original ring and pinion set. However, if you do need one, we stock original equipment Dana-Spicer Gear Sets for your vintage IHC 1300 Dana 60 or Dana 61 front axle. These genuine gear sets are not cheap when compared to the host of knock off Asian import gear sets being pushed into the market place by vendors focused on getting the cheapest stuff they can. Well, like anything, you get what you pay for. I have been setting up Dana Gear Sets since the mid 1970's to date, and I have never had a setup problem with a genuine Dana-Spicer Gear Set. The same is not true for the aftermarket parts. Besides having sloppy machining, most aftermarket gears are not made to use the Dana factory set up tools, so a person usually has to apply some blood-boiling "Kentucky Windage" to the setup procedure to make progress!
Sometimes, you just need one or two small parts to get back on the road. Between the small parts listed in this section and many others listed under part specific headings elsewhere on the page, we probably have that pesky little part you have to have but just can't find anywhere else.
Dan the Gear Man® Safety Note: Ring Gear Bolts are designed for a single use. They must be replaced after they are removed!
Dodge used the same QU40293 front spindle on all 1975 Model 60 or 61 open knuckle front drive axle. Spindle nuts are a different story. IHC 1300 used a 2-9/16" hex nut with a bend over tab lock washer from 1975 to 1991. For 1992 and 1993, a round 4 slot double nut design was used. It is not uncommon to find the newer nut set used on the older trucks or vice a versa. We used to see this a lot on fleet trucks where the nut styles were apparently changed for standardization reasons.
QU40293/Y440293 Spindle Kit For all 1975 IHC 1300 4x4 trucks with Dana-Spicer Model 60 and Model 61 Front Axles. QU40293 is a genuine Dana factory part. Y440293 is a high quality replacement. Either Kit is ready to go to work on your truck!
Please refer to QU40293 page for more details and ordering information.
Please refer to QU40166 page for more details and ordering information.
Dan the Gear Man Tech Note: Dana has listed the QK4730 components as the correct replacement parts for IHC Dana 60F axles equipped with hex nuts since the late 1970's. These are the parts we have used on customer trucks since that time. So if you need the entire nut set for your 1975-1991 4x4, and wish to save a few $$, order this Set instead of 2 QU11070 nuts and 1 QU40051 Washer, just remember the hex size is slightly smaller!
Please refer to QK4730 page for more details and ordering information.
The dead spindle design of the 1975 International 1300 4x4 Dana 60 series axles uses QU40149 needle bearing to support QU40330D outer axle shaft. To protect the bearing and control axial thrust, a 4 piece set consisting of QU40064 Slinger, QU40065 Large V-Seal, QU40148 Small V-Seal, and QU40066 Thrust Washer was used. We have both Kits and individual exact replacement Dana-Spicer Spindle small parts for your hard-working IHC.
Having the right tool for the job makes the work easier and faster, plus the correct tool will usually minimize the chances of wrecking parts. We offer many special tools made specifically for the Dana 60 or Dana 61 front axle in your 1975 International 1300 4x4.
QT1032 Case Spreader Is used to relieve the differential bearing preload making it easy to safely remove and install your front differential without damaging expensive critical parts.
IHC used only the best wheel bearings and seals money can buy to equip their Dana 60 and Dana 61 front axles to minimize the chance for warranty problems. That is why they chose Timken® Wheel Bearings and Spicer Wheel Seals for heavy-duty 1975 IHC 1300 4x4s using the big Danas. We supply those exact original equipment replacement Timken® Wheel Bearings and Spicer Wheel Seals to keep your IHC on the job for years to come.
Please refer to QU50412 page for more details and ordering information.
IHC used the same wheel bearing and seal numbers for the entire 1975 to 1993 production run of Dana 60 and Dana 61 King Pin type front drive axles. However, spindle nut sets and lockout hubs will vary by year. Wheel hubs will vary by both year and if the truck had single or dual rear wheels. For 1975 to 1989, all the trucks used QU11070 hex spindle nuts, QU40051 spindle lock washer, and externally mounted drive flanges or lockout hubs using QU50216 hub gasket. 1990 and 1991 were transition years. During 1990, the external mount type wheel hub was phased out by an internally splined wheel hub, but the hex spindle nut configuration was retained for 1990 and most of the 1991 production. You may find some later 1991s with QK4729 round spindle nut set. For 1992 and 1993, the change over was complete. All trucks would have internally splined wheel hubs and use the round, QK4729 4 slot spindle nut set. We offer Wheel Bearing Part/Tool Kits with or without year specific Spindle Nut Wrenches and small parts.