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1 ton swap questions Dana 60/sterling 10.5

So I have embarked on an axle upgrade of epic proportions. I bought a set of super duty ford truck axles out of a 05+ powerstroke. So this gets me the Dana 60 front and sterling 10.5 rear. So far I have everything lined up but a few misc odds and ends. This is where yall come in.

Thing number 1) is there an adapter out there for transfer case to go to either a 1310 or 1350 (preferred) u joint? I know you can order aftermarket shafts that come with these but are there just adapters for sale somewhere?

Let's start there. I'm sure other questions will come as I get further into this build.
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So I have embarked on an axle upgrade of epic proportions. I bought a set of super duty ford truck axles out of a 05+ powerstroke. So this gets me the Dana 60 front and sterling 10.5 rear. So far I have everything lined up but a few misc odds and ends. This is where yall come in.

Thing number 1) is there an adapter out there for transfer case to go to either a 1310 or 1350 (preferred) u joint? I know you can order aftermarket shafts that come with these but are there just adapters for sale somewhere?

Let's start there. I'm sure other questions will come as I get further into this build.
Yes, any driveline supplier should be able to track them down for you. We deal with Adams Drive Shaft out of Nevada.

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Awesome! Thank you I'll check them out.
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So upon further research I've found a person or two that has swapped driveshaft flanges/yoke from that of other 32 spline np205/208 transfer cases. To the junkyard I go!
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So upon further research I've found a person or two that has swapped driveshaft flanges/yoke from that of other 32 spline np205/208 transfer cases. To the junkyard I go!
May be to late, but be sure you get a yoke that uses actual u-bolts to hold the caps in place, not just straps.

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May be to late, but be sure you get a yoke that uses actual u-bolts to hold the caps in place, not just straps.
Lots of the strap yokes can be drilled out and u-bolts installed. I have a list of u-bolt kit P/Ns somewhere that is handy for this. It's not always possible to find a factory u-bolt yoke.
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I haven't gone junkyard hunting yet. Going to get the axles hung in the jeep first so I can get an idea on what length driveshafts I will be needing.

Lets talk drag links, my current plan is to redrill the factory pitman arm to accept the ford superduty drag link. Has anyone used that method?

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Anyone have any recommendations on a drag link on the cheap?
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Ruff stuff sells a one ton drag link kit that is a great bang for the buck
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I haven't gone junkyard hunting yet. Going to get the axles hung in the jeep first so I can get an idea on what length driveshafts I will be needing.

Lets talk drag links, my current plan is to redrill the factory pitman arm to accept the ford superduty drag link. Has anyone used that method?
On mine the ford super duty drag link worked with the stock pitman arm the angle is not great but i think a high steer will fix that
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Did you have to mod the pitman arm or do anything? Or did it bolt right up?
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Note that to run a 1350 shaft in the front, you will likely need an extended yoke. Otherwise the CV will hit the linkage.

You could use the stock Frod drag link and would need to ream the pitman arm for the ford taper. WFO concepts does it for around $15. WFO made me a custom drag link for under $150. I used GM drag links ends and had then ream my pitman arm and high steer for the taper. I needed a ton of offset to make everything fit.

Check my thread out on the D60. I put together a post that has nearly all the info and part numbers for that front axle. Here you go https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=268018.

I can answer most the same questions on the 10.5, but didn't put up a post since there isn't much interest in that axle.
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I was planning on sourcing a yoke from a 205/208 32 spline junkyard transfer case. Are you saying that this will not work? What yoke did you use for a 1350 joint?

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I was planning on sourcing a yoke from a 205/208 32 spline junkyard transfer case. Are you saying that this will not work? What yoke did you use for a 1350 joint?
I'm not familiar with that yoke. I bought my shafts from Carolina Driveline. They have a custom yoke to run the 1350 shaft. It is extended a good 4". If I remember, I will grab a picture when I get home tonight. Even with the extension it is within 1mm of hitting the shift linkage.
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I'm not familiar with that yoke. I bought my shafts from Carolina Driveline. They have a custom yoke to run the 1350 shaft. It is extended a good 4". If I remember, I will grab a picture when I get home tonight. Even with the extension it is within 1mm of hitting the shift linkage.
Yeah the more I look online the more I see that is what all the suppliers seem to do. You would think you could buy just that yoke, but so far....nada.

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