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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-23-2012, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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Came across a rear axle with factory discs with axle code 39. Everything I can find lists this axle as 3.55 open but few say if its a D60 or a sterling. The one I did find said it would be Ford. If so, this would be perfect for the sterling in the rear of my Bronco. Anybody know for sure whether it would be a D60 or Sterling?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-23-2012, 08:19 PM
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can you post some pictures of it?
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 11:53 PM
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Google sez full float sterling 10.25 with 3.55 ratio and 6250 capacity.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 12:28 AM
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Sterling 10.5?



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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 09:03 PM
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If its sterling the fill plug is in the housing on the side. Dana is in the cover. If you can post a pic of the tag could tell ratio

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 10:50 PM
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My 99 10.5 is axle code 41. Bottom line on the tag is ratio then date code.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-29-2012, 02:46 AM
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That tag's off an 8.8" with 3.55 gears and Limited-slip. :)

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The top two are axle tags off my pickup and parts truck both
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in late Nov of '75 and's got limited slip = 3L25. :)

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 05:58 PM
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count the rear cover bolts...10 bolts---dana 60
12 bolts---sterling
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