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In need of advice with a B-120 axle swap.

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I’m in the process of restoring a 1959 B-120 and I’m looking to get away from the original 6 lug split rims and obsolete brake drums.  The truck currently has a FA-14 front axle (Dana 27) and a IH RA-10 rear axle.  I would like to put a Dana 60 on the rear and maybe a Dana 44 on the front, and run 8 lug tires.  I’m wondering if anyone has done this before and can give me any advice before I get started.  Thanks in advance!

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I would try and find a set of axles from a mid 70s Chevy. You will probably have to relocate the spring perches to fit your springs. I'd recommend a chevy instead of an IH axle because brake parts are easier to get.

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Thanks for all the good info!  Correct me if I'm wrong but the front axle drop is on the passenger side on all Dodge & GM trucks,  and Ford's is on the drivers side.  What gear ratio would you recommend for a BD-240 with a 4 speed?  I'll be pulling a lot with it around the farm, but would like to do 50mph without redlining the engine.  Also does anyone have any advice how to convert the brakes using the stock master cylinder and adding a brake booster or hydro-vac?

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3.73 or 4.10 should be fine.

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A few years back my son blew the IH rear in our 1200 plow truck, did exactly what you would like to do. My done truck was a 75 3/4 ton Ford. 4:10 gears, after all said and done had to swap transfer along with axles as the front pumpkin was off set with the transfer out put. Chevy I know will be in line with your stock transfer. Had to relocate spring mounts up front for longer Ford springs

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