Parts for Dana-Spicer Model 60 Front Axles in 1978-1979 Ford 4x4 Trucks
We stock a wide selection of parts and tools for 1978 and 1979 Ford F-250 and F-350 Dana 60 open knuckle front drive axles with King Pins. The open knuckle, monobeam, Dana-Spicer Model 60 which was introduced in the 1976 model year F-250 Crew Cab was reengineered for 1978. The Model 44 sized front wheel hub and axle shaft pieces were replaced by parts similar in size to those used by Dodge and GM Dana 60 axles. Ford upped the Model 60 weight rating to 4500 pounds and sold it as an option on 1978-1979 regular cab and Super Cab F-250 trucks and introduced a new F-350 4x4 in 1979 with a standard equipment Model 60 (This was the first factory available 1 ton Ford 4x4).

The 1978-1979, heavy-duty Dana 60 front axle proved to be rugged, easy to maintain, and just the ticket for easily handling snow plows or other heavy front end equipment. Ford only used the 4500 pound Dana 60 for 2 years, dropping the monobeam Dana 60 in favor of an Independent Front Suspension (IFS) Dana-Spicer Model 50 rated at 4600 pounds.

Axle Identification
  1978-1979 Dana 60 Front Axlesin Ford Trucks had a Ford Axle Code Tag with the Ford Production Part Number and Dana Bill of Material Number (BOM) stamped on a metal Build Tag (red arrow) attached to the differential by two of the differential cover bolts (yellow arrows) when the vehicle was shipped from the factory but, unfortunately, these tags are often missing on trucks that had prior differential service. 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).


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Dana 60 Diff CoverClick to Enlarge

1978 and 1979 axles have a unique to Ford, reverse spiral ring and pinion set available in either 3.54 or 4.10 gear ratios.

Cover: 10 Bolt, 12" high

Ring Gear: 9-7/8", 12 Bolt

 
  Suspension: Leaf spring  
  Axle Shafts: 1978-1979 axle shafts are 1-5/16" 30 spline and the 1-3/8" axle u-joint cups are retained by c-clips that seat against the inside of the axle shaft yoke ears.  
  Knuckle Mounting: Open with Greaseable King Pins. Upper uses spring loaded plastic bushing rotating on a tapered King Pin. Lower has taper roller bearing.  

 

Wheel Hub: 1978 and 1979 Ford Dana 60 axles have an internally splined hub in which a splined drive gear or lockout hub assembly would fit into.

 
1978-1979 Bill of Material Numbers

1978: 610023 (Ford parts Book also lists a "3500lb." Dana 60 BOM# 610010-4 that is not on Dana's list)
1979: 610023

 

1980-1984 Bill of Material Numbers

Ford did not use the Dana 60 Front Axle for these years!
 
Axle Assemblies and Axle Housings
  No Axle Assemblies or Housings in Stock!  
     
 
Axle Shafts
We still have stock for these vintage 1978 and 1979 Ford Dana 60 front axle shafts. All our axle shafts are brand new, genuine original equipment replacement parts for maximum strength. Link to Our Ford Web Page Index At the Bottom of This Page
QU40486 30 spline 1978-1979 Ford Dana 60 Outer Axle Shaft for 1978 and 1979 F-250, F-350 4x4 trucks trucks with Dana 60 Front Axles.
QU40529 35 Spline 1978 to 1979 Ford Dana 60 Right Inner Axle Shaft for 1978 to 1979 Ford F-250 and F-350 4x4 trucks with Dana 60 Front Axles.
QU40530 35 Spline 1978 to 1979 Ford Dana 60 Left Inner Axle Shaft for 1978 to 1979 Ford F-250 and F-350 4x4 trucks with Dana 60 Front Axles.
Axle Shaft Seals and Seal Kits for Inner Alex Shafts
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.


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QK4656 Adjustable Depth Type Inner Axle Shaft Seal Tool and Seal Kit for 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 1 ton 4x4 trucks. Includes 2 QU40059 Axle Seals, QT1042 Adjustable Depth Seal Installer, QT1133 Alloy Steel Press Screw with Hardware, & QT1130 Thrust Plate.

TS4656 Adjustable Depth Type Inner Axle Shaft Seal Tool Set for 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 1 ton 4x4 trucks.  Includes QT1042 Adjustable Depth Seal Installer, QT1133 Alloy Steel Press Screw with Hardware, & QT1130 Thrust Plate. Purchase QU40059 Axle Seals separately.

QK4867 Fixed Depth Type Inner Axle Shaft Seal Tool and Seal Kit for 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 1 ton 4x4 trucks. Includes 2 QU40059 Axle Seals, QT1156 Fixed Depth Seal Installer, QT1133 Alloy Steel Press Screw with Hardware, & QT1130 Thrust Plate.

TS4867 Fixed Depth Type Inner Axle Shaft Seal Tool Set for 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 1 ton 4x4 trucks. Includes QT1156 Fixed Depth Seal Installer, QT1133 Alloy Steel Press Screw with Hardware, & QT1130 Thrust Plate. Purchase QU40059 Axle Seals separately.

QU40059 1978-1991 Ford Dana 60 Inner Axle Shaft Seal One of these Seals are installed in each axle tube, right next to the differential to keep gear lube from leaking out the ends of the axle housing on all 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350.
See our Spindle Bearing and Seal Section for Outer Axle Shaft Slingers, Thrust Washers, and Axle/Spindle Grease Seals  
Axle Universal Joints
We offer three different Universal Joints for your hard working Ford 4x4 Truck. 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.
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QU30332 Greaseable Axle U-Joint for 1978-1979 Ford Dana-Spicer Model 60 Front Axle Value priced with Hot-Forged cross and flexible rubber seals.
TK40724 Torque King® Dana 60 Greaseable Axle U-Joint for 1978-1979 Fords Premium Cold-Forged cross and superior pressure-type seals, plus it is greaseable for unmatched life and durability!
TK40715 Torque King® Dana 60 Premium Non-Greaseable Axle U-Joint for 1978-1979 Fords Original equipment type universal joint with Premium Cold-Forged cross and superior pressure-type seals.
Brake Parts
 
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QU20054 Front Disc Brake Caliper Tension Spring for 1978-1979 Ford Dana 60 front axle with dual pistion calipers.

 

 

 

 

Differential and Pinion Bearings (Individual)
     
QU50397 Timken® Differential Bearing Cup for all 1976-1991 Ford Dana-Spicer Model 60 Front Axles. Use 2 per axle.
QU50398 Timken® Differential Bearing for all 1976-1991 Ford Dana-Spicer Model 60 Front Axles. Use 2 per axle.
QU50400 Timken® Outer Pinion Bearing Cup for all 1976-1991 Ford Dana-Spicer Model 60 Front Axles.
QU50401 Timken® Outer Pinion Bearing for all 1976-1991 Ford Dana-Spicer Model 60 Front Axles.
QU50406 Timken® Inner Pinion Bearing Cup for all 1976-1991 Ford Dana-Spicer Model 60 Front Axles.
QU50407 Timken® Inner Pinion Bearing for all 1976-1991 Ford Dana-Spicer Model 60 Front Axles.
Differential Bearing and Seal Kits
Torque King® Premium 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 superb quality of Timken bearings with the precise fit and reliability of 100% genuine Dana-Spicer small parts. No aftermarket, off brand or Chinese knockoff parts in these Kits!

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TK4864 Torque King® Premium Quality Front Differential Bearing and Seal Kit for your 1976-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 and 1985-1991 Ford F-350 heavy-duty 4x4 truck features 100% Timken® Bearings and genuine Dana-Spicer Small Parts. TK4864 includes: QU50400 Outer Pinion Bearing Cup, QU50401 Outer Pinion Bearing, QU50406 Inner Pinion Bearing Cup, QU50407 Inner Pinion Bearing, 2 QU50397 Differential Bearing Cups, 2 QU50398 Differential Bearings,QU40097 Pinion Seal, QU40099 Outer Pinion Slinger, QU40022 Pinion Nut, QU40023 Pinion Washer.

Also available: QU50491 Timken Bearing Kit with aftermarket small parts.

Dan the Gear Man® Product Note: TK4864 Kit does NOT include QU40160 (1976-1977) or QU40059 (1978-1991) Axle Shaft Seals. Order those axle shaft oils seals separately or order QU40059 Seals as part of QK4656 Axle Shaft Seal Kit.
TK4875 Torque King® Premium Quality Front Differential Master Service Kit for your 1976-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 and 1985-1991 Ford F-350 heavy-duty 4x4 truck features 100% Timken® Bearings and genuine Dana-Spicer Small Parts. TK4865 includes: QU50400 Outer Pinion Bearing Cup, QU50401 Outer Pinion Bearing, QU50406 Inner Pinion Bearing Cup, QU50407 Inner Pinion Bearing, 2 QU50397 Differential Bearing Cups, 2 QU50398 Differential Bearings,Pinion Preload Shims, QU40365 Pinion Depth Shims, QU40206 Differential Shims, 12 QU40086 Ring Gear Bolts, QU40097 Pinion Seal, QU40099 Outer Pinion Slinger,QU50503 Inner Pinion Bearing Slinger, QU40030 Inner Pinion Bearing Baffle, QU40022 Pinion Nut, QU40023 Pinion Washer, QU40519 Lock Pin, 2 QU40059 Axle Shaft Seals, QU90008 Gear Marking Compound, S82194 Ultra RTV Sealant, S24200 Threadlocker, and QT9404 Brush. Almost all parts USA Made, but some are imported.

Dan the Gear Man® Product Note: This Kit does not include QU40041 Side Gear Thrust Washers, or QU40518 Pinion Mate Gear Thrust Washers.
QU40184 Timken® Differential Bearing Cup and Bearing Set Includes two each QU50397 Differential Bearing Cup and QU50398 Differential Bearing.
Differential Parts
Differential problems with Model 60 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 3/4 ton Ford F-250 or 1 ton F-350 4x4 truck. Ford did offer a limited slip front differetial option for 1978 and 1979. The only differtial parts we stock for those limited slip axle is QU40419 Clutch Kit.
*Murphy's Law: "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong"

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QU40254 Bare Differential Case Kit is a genuine Dana-Spicer Model 60 Case for 3.54 and 4.10 ratio ring and pinion sets. Kit includes Bare Open Differential Case, 12 QU40086 Ring Gear Bolts and QU40206 Differential Shim Kit.
QU20271U Good Used Differential Case Dana Model 60 is a genuine Dana-Spicer part. QU20271U fits many Dana-Spicer Model 60 front or rear axles with open differentials and 4.30 or numerically lower gear ratios (ex: 3.54). Also fits some Model 61 axles.

QU40331 Dana 60 or 61 Differential Inner Parts Kit includes 2 differential side gears, 2 QU40518 pinion mate thrust washers, 2 differential pinion mate gears, 2 QU40041 side gear thrust washers, QU40520 differential cross shaft, QU40519 cross shaft retaining pin, 12 QU40086 ring gear bolts, and differential adjusting shims.

QU40518 Differential Pinion Mate Thrust Washer Two of these Thrust Washers are used in each differential, one between each pinion mate gear and the differential case.
QU40041 Differential Side Gear Thrust Washer Two of these Thrust Washers are used in each differential, one between each side gear and the differential case.
QU40520 Differential Cross Shaft.
QU40519 Lock Pin for Differential Cross Shaft is used to lock QU40520 differential cross shaft to the diff case.
Ring and Pinion Kits: See Our Ring and Pinion Section Below  
Gaskets and Gasket Makers
QU40367 Rear Differential Cover Gasket for Model 70 Axles. These genuine Dana-Spicer gaskets will also work on your Dana 60 front axles if you wish to use a Gasket in lieu of RTV sealant. Made in U.S.A.

Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note: RTV sealant instead of Gaskets were used during the factory assembly of your axle.

S82194 Ultra Gray RTV Sealant combines high adhesion and resistance to both conventional and synthetic gear lubes. The perfect choice to seal the differential cover on your Dodge Ram.
Hubs and Hub Parts
1978-1979 Ford Dana 60 Axles were used in F-250 and F-350 4x4 trucks with either NP203 Full Time or NP205 Part Time Transfer Cases. The wheel hub was the same A solid steel splined drive gear (QU40553) locked the wheel hub and axle shaft together on the full time trucks. Models with the NP205 transfer case were factory equipped with Spicer plastic dial free-running hub-locks. Almost all the original hub parts are now out of production, but we still have some new and used parts available while supplies last.
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QU20224 Dana 60 8 Bolt 4x4 Front Hub and Rotor Assembly for 1978 to 1979 Ford F-250 and 1979 Ford F-350 Single Rear Wheel 4x4s with Dana 60 Monobeam 4500 pound front axles.
QU40152 Hub Dial O-Ring
QU40150 Dana 60 Large Hub Snap Ring
QU40068 Dana 60 Axle Shaft Snap Ring
QU40549 Dana 60 Hub Dial Retainer
QU40550 Dana 60 Axle Drive Gear
QU40551 Dana 60 Hub Clutch Gear
QU40552 Dana 60 Hub Clutch Retainer Ring
QU40553 Dana 60 Solid Drive Gear
QU40554 Dana 60 Hub Cap
If your original factory hub parts have been replaced by Warn plastic dial hubs, see our 1985-1991 Ford Dana 60 Web Page for parts.  
King Pin Kits and Parts
We stock all the normal replacement parts for Dana 60 King Pin type Front Axles. 1976 to 1993 Dodge 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. Link to our Dodge Web Page Index
QK4512 Dana Model 60 King Pin Kit for 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 and 1985-1991 Ford F-350 1 ton 4x4 trucks with Model 60 King Pin type front axles. Kit includes lower king bearing assemblies, king pin seals, lower king pin grease retainers, upper king pin bushings, tension springs, spring plates, anti-seize, Threadlocker, disc brake lube, RTV sealant, & cotter keys for the tie rod ends.
QU40191 Dana 60 Lower King Pin Bearing and Seal Kit for 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 and 1985-1991 Ford F-350 1 ton 4x4 trucks equipped with Dana Spicer Model 60 front drive axles includes one each these genuine

Dana replacement parts: QU40062 Lower Grease Retainer, QU50600 Lower King Pin Bearing, QU50601 Lower King Pin Bearing Cup, QU40092 Lower King Pin Seal, QU40147 Upper King Pin Seal. Order two Kits per vehicle. Also See QK4512 King Pin Kit.
QK4550 Dana 60 Upper King Pin and Wrench Set includes 3/4" Drive Impact Socket/Hex Bit Socket, 2 genuine Dana Spicer Upper King Pins, and S9979 High Strength Threadlocker.
QU40266 Dana 60 Upper King Pin is a genuine Dana Spicer service part for your 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 and 1985-1991 Ford F-350 1 ton 4x4 truck's Dana 60 open knuckle, king pin front end.
QU40157 Dana 60 Upper King Pin Spring Retainer Plate is a genuine Dana Spicer replacement part for 1976 to 1991 1 ton and heavy duty 3/4 ton 4x4s equipped with Dana Spicer Model 60 front drive axles. This Retainer Plate fits between QU40265 Tension Spring and QU40093 Upper King Pin Bushing. The raised inner rim keeps the Spring centered over the bushing. Made in U.S.A. Also see QK4512 King Pin Kit.
QU40265 Dana 60 Upper King Pin Spring This genuine original equipment Dana Spicer heavy-duty coil spring applies constant tension to QU40093 Upper King Pin Bushing to automatically adjust for wear and dampen road shock. QU40265 fits 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 and 1985-1991 Ford F-350 1 ton 4x4 trucks equipped with the Dana Spicer Model 60, open knuckle front axle with King Pins.
QU40093 Dana 60 Plastic Upper King Pin Bushing This long lasting, genuine original equipment Dana Spicer split plastic bushing has a tapered ID to match QU40266 Upper King Pin. QU40265 fits 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 and 1985-1991 Ford F-350 1 ton 4x4 trucks equipped with either the Dana Spicer Model 60, open knuckle front axles with King Pins. Also see QK4512 King Pin Kit.
QU40147 Dana 60 Upper King Pin Seal is a genuine Dana Spicer service part for all 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 and 1985-1991 Ford F-350 1 ton 4x4 trucks with Model 60 open knuckle front drive axles. Also see QK4512 and QU40191 King Pin Kits.
QU40063 Dana 60 Upper King Pin Gasket is a genuine Dana Spicer replacement Gasket for all 1975-1991 King Pin type Model 60 open knuckle front drive axles. A high quality cut gasket that seals between your steering knuckle and upper king pan cap/steering arm. Use two QU40063 Gaskets per vehicle. Made in Indonesia. Also see QK4512 King Pin Kit.
QU40062 Dana 60 Lower King Pin Grease Retainer is a genuine Dana Spicer service part for all 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 and 1985-1991 Ford F-350 1 ton 4x4 trucks with King Pin type Dana 60 open knuckle front drive axles.
QU50600 Large King Pin Bearing for Dana Heavy Duty Front Axles for all 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 and 1985-1991 Ford F-350 1 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana Model 60 open knuckle front drive axles. Also see QK4512 and QU40191 King Pin Kits.
QU50601 King Pin Bearing Cup for Dana 60 and Dana 70 Front Axles for all 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 and 1985-1991 Ford F-350 1 ton 4x4 trucks with Model 60 open knuckle front drive axles. Also see QK4512 and QU40191 King Pin Kits.
QU40092 Dana 60 Lower King Pin Seal is a genuine Dana Spicer service part for all 1975-1993 Dodge with Dana Model 60 open knuckle front drive axles. Also see QK4512 and QU40191 King Pin Kits.1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 and 1985-1991 Ford F-350 1 ton 4x4 trucks.
QU30064 Dana 60 Upper King Pin Cap/Steering Arm Stud is a genuine original equipment replacement part for securing the drivers side steering arm to the steering knuckle on all 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 and 1985-1991 Ford F-350 1 ton 4x4 trucks Model 60 open knuckle front drive axles.
Manuals and Technical Information
TM4400P Pinion and Differential Bearing Service On Dana-Spicer Monobeam Axles.
VSG4506 Model 60 King Pin Service Video (Previously named QK4512DVD or V4512DVD) shows you how to perform King Pin Service on your 1985-1991 Dodge Model 60 open knuckle 4x4 front drive axle.
Miscellaneous Parts
S24200 Blue Threadlocker for pinion nuts, spindle bolts, ring gear bolts etc.
QU90008 Gear Marking Compound use with QT9404 Brush to check your ring and pinion gear tooth pattern
QU90018 Pyroplex ® Protection ES Synthetic Grease provides extended service protection for king pin, axle universal joint, and wheel bearing applications under the harshest on and off road conditions!
QU90016 SynPower® is a superior quality, moly-fortified, Synthetic Bearing/Chassis Grease for all U.S., European, and Japanese Vehicles. Use on disc and drum brake wheel bearings, chassis, suspension, universal joints, and CV joints.
QU90015 Syncon High Performance Synthetic Arctic Grease is an extreme pressure, premium quality, synthetic cold weather grease that provides exceptional protection for bearings and chassis components in sub-zero weather.
QU90017 Red Grease is a premium, extreme pressure, high performance wheel bearing grease with special additives providing excellent rust protection and high resistance to water washout. 707L is an high quality, non-synthetic grease suitable for all 4x4 and light truck disc and drum brake wheel bearing applications, plus it is an ideal grease for chassis lubrication. Available in 14 oz. cartridge or 1 pound tub.
QU90009 Universal Axle Service Pack is the Bargain Priced Chemical Service Pack included in many of our QU series Differential Bearing Kits. You get Threadlocker for the ring gear bolts, diff cap bolts, and pinion nut, QU90008 Gear Marking Compound for checking the tooth pattern on your gear set, Blue RTV sealant for the diff cover and a small brush to apply the Gear Marking Compound.
Pinion Seals and Pinion Yokes
The original 1978-1979 Ford Dana 60 pinion yoke used u-bolts to attach the 1330 series driveshaft universal joint to the pinion yoke. Our new Replacement yoke uses strap and bolts instead of u-bolts to eliminate the cup deformation and reduced u-joint life that typically occurs when u-bolts are overtightened. In addition to the stock type u-bolt sets, we stock the replacement yokes and strap and bolt kits.
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QU40097 1978-1979 Ford Dana 60 Front Axle Pinion Seal This genuine Dana-Spicer original equipment pinion seal fits all 1978-1979 Ford F-250 and F-350 4x4 trucks with Dana 60 open knuckle front axles.
QU40509 1330 Series 1978-1979 Ford Dana 60 Front Pinion Yoke is a new strap and bolt style, genuine Dana-Spicer yoke that takes standard 1330 series universal joints in 1978-1979 Ford F-250 and F-350 4x4 trucks with Dana 60 open knuckle front axles. Also order QU40735 Strap and Bolt Kit.
QU40735 Universal Joint Strap and Bolt Kit foris used to secure 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 4x4 front drive shafts to QU40509 new style strap and bolt type Dana 60 front pinion yokes.
QU40768 1978-1979 Ford Dana 60 Front Driveshaft U-Bolt Kit is used to attach your front driveshaft to the original Dana 60 pinion yoke on all 1978-1979 Ford F-250 and F-350 4x4 trucks with Dana 60 open knuckle front axles.
QU40401 Ford Dana 60 Pinion Slinger is a genuine original equipment part for all 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 4x4 trucks with open knuckle Dana 60 front axles.
     
     
     
Ring and Pinion Kits
1978-1979 Ford F-350 front Dana 60 axles have reverse spiral pinion gears that are set above the axle center line. The reverse spiral gearsets are probably not quite as strong as the standard cut gearing, but the high pinion significantly reduces front driveshaft angles and the extra ground clearance helps keep the pinion yoke and front driveshaft u-joint out of harm's way. The standard cut and reverse spiral gearsets ARE NOT INTERCHANGEABLE!
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QU40620 3.54 Ratio Ford Dana 60 Ring and Pinion Set for 1978-1979 Dana 60 front axles in Ford F250 and F350 4x4 trucks. QU40620 3.54 ratio Ring and Pinion Kit is a genuine Dana reverse spiral gear set with pinion bearings, pinion seal, ring gear bolts, pinion nut, pinion washer, small parts, and shims.
Small Parts
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. Link to Vehicle Make or Category Links

QU40064 Slinger for Outer Axle Shaft presses on your 1978-1979 Ford F-250 or F-350 4x4 truck's Dana 60 outer axle shaft and acts as both the mounting surface and protective slinger for QU40065 Spindle V-Seal.

QU40343 Dana 60 Hardened Differential Cap Retaining Bolt Genuine original equipment hex-head bolt for Dana Spicer Model 60 front axle differential bearing caps fits all 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 4x4 trucks with the Dana 60 front drive axle.
QU40022 Dana 60 Pinion Nut Genuine original equipment pinion nut for Dana Spicer Model 60 axle differential bearing caps fits all 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 4x4 trucks with the Dana 60 front drive axle. QU40022 is a genuine original equipment, self-locking nut, intended for a single use part, discard and replace with a new nut any time you remove the pinion nut.

Also included in TK4864 and TK4875

QU40023 Dana 60 Pinion Washer for Dodge Ram is a genuine original equipment flat washer goes between the pinion nut and pinion yoke. Fits all 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 4x4 trucks with the Dana 60 front drive axle.

Also included in TK4864 and TK4875

QU40207 Dana 60 Differential and Pinion Shim Kit for Dana-Spicer Model 60 front axles in 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 4x4 heavy duty 4x4s. Genuine Dana-Spicer Shim Kit includes Pinion depth shims, pinion preload shims, differential adjusting shims, pinion nut, and cover gasket.
QU40206 Dana 60 Differential Bearing Shim Kit includes a selection of genuine original equipment Shims for adjusting backlash and differential bearing preload on your 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 4x4 trucks with the Dana 60 front drive axle.

Also included in TK4875 and QU40207

QU40099 Dana 60 Outer Pinion Slinger fits between the outer Pinion Bearing and Pinion Yoke. QU40099 is a genuine original equipment Dana Spicer part. Fits all 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 4x4 trucks with the Dana 60 front drive axle.

Also included in TK4864 and TK4875

QU40086 Dana 60 Ring Gear Bolt for Dana 60 front axles. Genuine Dana-Spicer Grade 9 Bolt has locking teeth under the hex head to prevent loosening under any load conditions.

Also included in TK4875

Dan the Gear Man® Safety Note: Ring Gear Bolts are designed for a single use. They must be replaced after they are removed!

QU30064 Dana 60 Upper King Pin Cap/Steering Arm Stud is a genuine original equipment replacement part for securing the drivers side steering arm to the steering knuckle on all 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 and 1985-1991 Ford F-350 1 ton 4x4 trucks Model 60 open knuckle front drive axles.
Spindles and Spindle Nuts
     
QU40169 1978-1979 Ford Dana 60 Front Spindle Kit for all 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 4x4 trucks with the Dana 60 front drive axle.
QU40036 1978-1979 Ford Dana 60 6 Slot Spindle Nut is a genuine original equipment replacement nut for either the inner or outer front spindle nut for 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 4x4 trucks with the Dana 60 front drive axle. Order 2 Nuts per side. Use with QT1025 Spindle Nut Wrench.
QU40037 1978-1979 Ford Dana 60 Spindle Lockwasher for 6 Slot Spindle Nuts is a genuine original equipment replacement lockwasher that fits between the inner and outer front spindle nut for 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 4x4 trucks with the Dana 60 front drive axle.
QU40038 1978-1979 Ford Dana 60 Inner Thrust Washer for 6 Slot Spindle Nuts is a genuine original equipment replacement Thrust Washer that goes between inner front spindle nut and outer wheel bearing on 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 4x4 trucks with the Dana 60 front drive axle.
QK4728 1978-1979 Ford Dana 60 Round, 6 Slot Spindle Nut Kit for 1978-1979 Ford Dana 60 front axles. Kit includes QU40038 Inner Thrust Washer, Two QU40036 6 Slot Spindle Nuts, and QU40037 Bend Over Tab Spindle Lock Washer.
QU95036 Heat-treated, All Metal, Spindle to the Steering Knuckle Lock Nut Six of these USA Made, 150,000 psi rated Locknuts fit on QU40541 Spindle to Knuckle Bolt to secure each of your QU40293D Spindles to the Steering Knuckles.
QU40540 Spindle-to-Knuckle Bolt Five of these press-in special bolts fit each steering knuckle. They are used along with QU95036 Locknut to retain your spindles and caliper anchor plates.
     
     
Spindle Bearings and Seals
     
QU40064 Outer Axle Shaft Slinger is a genuine Dana Spicer part that press fits on the outer axle shafts of Model 60 open knuckle front drive axles for your 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 4x4 trucks with the Dana 60 front drive axle.

Please refer to QU40064 page for more details and ordering information.
QU40065 Large Spindle V-Seal is a genuine Dana Spicer part that fits between the spindle and QU40064 outer axle shaft slinger in Model 60 open knuckle front drive axles on your 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 4x4 trucks with the Dana 60 front drive axle.

Please refer to QU40168 page for more details and ordering information.
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QU40066 Dana 60 Outer Axle Shaft to Spindle Thrust Washer is a genuine Dana Spicer part that fits on your Dana 60 outer axle shaft to control thrust between the axle shaft and spindle.

Please refer to QU40066 page for more details and ordering information.
QU40148 Dana 60 Small Spindle V-Seal is a genuine Dana Spicer part that fits in the back of your spindle between QU40149 spindle bearing and QU40066 thrust washer in Model 60 open knuckle front drive axles on your 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 4x4 trucks with the Dana 60 front drive axle.

Please refer to QU40148 page for more details and ordering information.
QU40149 Dana 60 Spindle Bearing is a genuine Dana Spicer original equipment part that is a press fit in the back of the spindle. This bearing is the primary support for your outer axle shaft.

Please refer to QU40149 page for more details and ordering information.
QU40168 Dana 60 Spindle Bearing and Seal Kit services ONE side of your 4x4 with one each of these parts: QU40065 Large Spindle V-seal, QU40066 Spindle Thrust Washer, QU40148 Small Spindle V-seal, and QU40149 Spindle Bearing.

Please refer to QU40168 page for more details and ordering information.
     
Tools
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 front axle in your 1985-1991 Ford F-350. Link to Vehicle Make or Category Links
QT1064 Dana 60 Upper King Pin Wrench removes and installs the upper king pin cones on 1977 to 1991 Chevy or GMC K30, K35, K3500, and V3500 1 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 60 front axles and either single or dual rear wheels.
QT5500 Wheel Bearing Packer takes the mess out of packing wheel bearings, plus it minimizes the chances of getting contaminants mixed with your wheel bearing grease. The QT5500 Bearing Packer does an absolutely beautiful job of forcing grease between the individual bearing rollers. The easiest and most efficient way to repack the front wheel bearings on your big Ford!
TS4656 Adjustable Depth Type Inner Axle Shaft Seal Tool Set for 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 4x4 trucks with the Dana 60 front drive axle. Includes QT1042 Adjustable Depth Seal Installer, QT1133 Alloy Steel Press Screw with Hardware, & QT1130 Thrust Plate. Purchase QU40059 Axle Seals separately.
TS4867 Fixed Depth Type Inner Axle Shaft Seal Tool Set for 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 4x4 trucks with the Dana 60 front drive axle. Includes QT1156 Fixed Depth Seal Installer, QT1133 Alloy Steel Press Screw with Hardware, & QT1130 Thrust Plate. Purchase QU40059 Axle Seals separately.
QT1133 Inner Axle Seal Press Screw Assembly for installing QU40059 Inner Axle Seals in Dana Model 60 front drive axles on 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 4x4 trucks. Use with the QT1042 or QT1156 Seal Installers and QT1130 Thrust Plate Thrust Plate. Also see TS4656 and TS4867 Inner Axle Seal Installer Tool Sets.
QT1042 Adjustable Depth Inner Axle Seal Installer Also see TS4656 Inner Axle Seal Installer Tool Set.
QT1156 Fixed Depth Inner Axle Seal Installer Also see TS4867 Inner Axle Seal Installer Tool Set.
QT1130 Thrust Plate Fits all Dana Model 60, Super 60, 61, and Closed Knuckle Model 70 axles from 1967-current. Also see TS4656 and TS4867 Inner Axle Seal Installer Tool Sets.
TS4862 Inner Axle Seal Remover Set is used to drive the QU40059 inner axle seals out of the axle housing bores on all 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 4x4 trucks with the Dana 60 front drive axle. Set includes QT1145 Driver Handle, QT1151 Extension Rod, and QT1214 Seal Remover.
QT2005 Inner Pinion Bearing Installer is used to quickly and easily seat your QU50407 Inner Pinion Bearing on the pinion.
QT1805 Inner Pinion Bearing Cup Installer attaches to one of our QT1100 Series Driver Handles. Our precision CNC machined steel Installer is makes installing your QU50406 Inner Pinion Bearing Cup a simple and fast procedure.
QT1812 Outer Pinion Bearing Cup Installer Installer attaches to one of our QT1100 Series Driver Handles. Our precision CNC machined steel Installer is makes installing your QU50400 Outer Pinion Bearing Cup a simple and fast procedure.
QT1088 Differential Step Plate fits either side of the differential and are used to support the differential when installing your differential bearings or it acts as a push plate when you use a puller to remove the old bearings.
QT1158 Differential Bearing Installer makes a hard job easy. The raised inside ridge matches against inner differential bearing race allowing you to easily press or drive on QU50398 differential bearing until the bearing is fully seated against the differential adjusting shims.
QT1098 Differential Master Bearings slip on your differential in place of the taper bearings and cups. Used along with a dial indicator to determine the correct differential shim thickness.
QT1025 6 Lug Spindle Nut Socket for 6 Slot Spindle Nuts in 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 4x4 trucks with Dana 60 front axles. Use on QU40036 Spindle Nuts.
QT1100 Series Driver Handles are used in conjunction with our seal and bearing cup installers.
QT1033 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.
QT1023 Triple Thread Spindle Puller Use with any 5/8" fine thread slide hammer to quickly and easily remove those rusted in QU40169 front wheel bearing spindles on your Ford Dana 60 4x4 front axle without damage! Essential for servicing axle u-joints, king pins, spindle bearings, inner axle seals, and differentials. Also works on most Dana 50IFS, Dana 44, Dana 30, Dana 27, and Dana 25 front axles.
QT1024 Triple Thread Ford Spindle Puller Use with any 5/8" fine thread slide hammer to quickly and easily remove those rusted in QU40169 front wheel bearing spindles on your 1978-1979 Ford F-250 and F-350 4x4 trucks with the Dana 60 front drive axle without damage! Essential for servicing axle u-joints, king pins, spindle bearings, inner axle seals, and differentials. Also works on most Dana 50IFS, Dana 44, Dana 35 IFS, and Ford Dana 28IFS front axles.
QT1200 Tie Rod Separator allows you to remove the separate tie rod and drag link ends without wrecking the seals or screwing up your steering linkage ends.
QT9018 5 Pound Dead Blow Hammer is just about the first tool you will reach for to complete a multitude of jobs on your Dodge Ram. From seating differentials to removing rusted on wheels, the ability to apply persuasive force without damaging the reluctant part will make you wonder how you ever lived without this essential tool.
QT9302 5 Pound Slide Hammer a first-class tool for pulling just about anything you can get a matching 5/8" fine thread puller attachment for.
QT1801 Outer Wheel Bearing Cup Installer attaches to one of our QT1100 Series Driver Handles. Our precision CNC machined steel Installer is makes installing your QU50411 Outer Wheel Bearing Cup a simple and fast procedure.
QT1804 Inner Wheel Bearing Cup Installer attaches to one of our QT1100 Series Driver Handles. Our precision CNC machined steel Installer is makes installing your QU50396 Inner Wheel Bearing Cup a simple and fast procedure.
QT1505 Wheel Seal Installer is custom made to quickly and easily install your new wheel seals without damaging them.
Wheel Bearings and Seals (Individual)
     
QU50411 Timken® Outer Wheel Bearing Cup for all 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 4x4 trucks with the Dana 60 front drive axle.
QU50412 Timken® Outer Wheel Bearing for all 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 4x4 trucks with the Dana 60 front drive axle.
QU50396 Timken® Inner Wheel Bearing Cup for all 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 4x4 trucks with the Dana 60 front drive axle.
QU50398 Timken® Inner Wheel Bearing for all 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 4x4 trucks with the Dana 60 front drive axle.
QU40119 Inner Wheel Seal is a genuine Dana-Spicer original equipment replacement part for all 1978-1979 Ford F-250, F-350 4x4 trucks with the Dana 60 front drive axle.
     
     
     
Wheel Bearing and Seal Kits
Ford used the same wheel bearing and seal numbers for all 1978-1979 Dana 60 King Pin type front drive axles. We offer Wheel Bearing Part/Tool Kits with or without bearing and seal installation tools. If you need a spindle nut socket, see QT1025.
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TK4744 Torque King® 1978-1979 Front Wheel Bearing and Seal Kit without Tools is a parts only (No Tools) complete front Wheel Bearing and Seal Kit for your heavy-duty Ford featuring Timken® Bearings and original equipment wheel seals for all 1978-1979 Ford 4x4 Dana 60 front drive axles. Kit includes two each of QU50411 Timken® Outer Wheel Bearing Cup, QU50412 Timken® Outer Wheel Bearing, QU50396 Timken® Inner Wheel Bearing Cup, QU50398 Timken® Inner Wheel Bearing, and QU40119 Wheel Seals.
TK4738 Torque King® 1978-1979 Front Wheel Bearing and Seal Kit with Install Tools for all 1978-1979 Ford 4x4 Dana 60 front drive axles. Kit includes QT1801 Cup Installer, QT1804 Inner Wheel Bearing Cup Installer, QT1505 Wheel Seal Installer, QT1100 Driver Handle, plus two each of QU50411 Timken® Outer Wheel Bearing Cup, QU50412 Timken® Outer Wheel Bearing, QU50396 Timken® Inner Wheel Bearing Cup, QU50398 Timken® Inner Wheel Bearing, and QU40119 Wheel Seals. This Kit DOES NOT INCLUDE Spindle Nut Socket or Hub Small Parts for your Ford!!!
   
     
     
     
     
     
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