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Dana 50, 60 Front, 10 Bolt, Pre–1999, Differential Cover

PML Part Number 6063

PML makes two covers for this differential. Read About PML Dana 50/60 Front Covers.

PML Dana 50, 60 Front Diff Cover in Natural As-Cast Finish PML Dana 50, 60 Black Powder Coat Diff Cover PML Dana 50, 60 Polished Cover
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Volume: 0.5 quarts over stock, approximately. On Ford F–350 trucks, this front end differential cover is slightly deeper than the stock covers for added fluid capacity.

Dimensions:Click here for dimensions. the A separate window will open and load an image. The stock cover we have is about 2.63 inches deep. This cover is about 1 inch deeper than that. On the inside, the distance from the gasket flange to the inside is approximately 3.1 inches at the tallest point. Check for clearance with wheels straight, left and right. Check that the fill/level check is in the same location as on your stock cover.

Applications: This PML Dana 50/60 front end cover is designed for older Ford Super Duty trucks. This cover clears the ring gear and the steering linkage on most older Ford truck applications. Possible applications for this cover include:

  • Dodge 1 ton trucks, 1975 to 1999
  • Ford F–350 trucks and F–250, 1966 to about 2001
  • Ford Excursion and , F–450, F–550, 1999 and newer
  • GM 1 ton trucks, 1973 to 1991
  • Jeep and truck custom Dana 60 rear or front applications

Steering Linkage Clearance Concerns: For trucks about 1999 and newer, the steering linkage can cause a clearance issue with this cover. Trucks that are lifted or modified may not have any clearance issues. PML designed a cover to clear the linkage. See Part Number 11169. Older model trucks (1966 to about 1999), cannot use Part Number 11169 because it is too shallow to clear the gears on older trucks.

Vent: If your stock cover has a vent fitting (instead of having a vent on the differential housing), this differential cover cannot be used. The vent is common on Dodge trucks.

Variations: Configurations vary so please check carefully. Some F–250 trucks have independent front suspension and cannot use this cover. Some Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks can have a track bar and do not have clearance for a larger cover. Be sure to check for clearance with the steering all the way at stops.

Rear Cover: For a Ford Sterling 10¼, 10½, see PML Part Number 7086 . For a Dana 80, see PML Part Number 6065.

Drain and Fill/Level Check: This differential cover has drain and fill/level check holes.

Included With PML Cover

PML Dana 50/60 front cover package  Click on image to view larger.

PML includes new mounting hardware and a magnetic drain plug with this cover.

Compared to Stock

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PML Dana 50/60 Differential Covers depth comparisons
PML Dana 50/60 Differential Covers depth comparisons   PML Dana 50/60 Differential Covers depth comparisons


1994 F–350 with PML Differential Cover

1994 Ford F–350 with PML Dana 60 front cover installed. Cover finish is black powder coated.

PML Dana cover installed on an 1994 F–350 1994 F–350 truck with PML covers Front end of 1994 F–350 truck with PML cover

2001 F–350 with PML Differential Cover

Universal Transmission in New Mexico installed PML differential covers and transmission pan on this 2001 Ford F–350 4WD. The truck is lifted so the heavy duty PML covers with the black powder coat and shaved fins add a great look in addition to extra capacity.

2001 F350    Stock Dana 60 front axle cover on 2001 F350    PML Dana 60 front axle cover on 2001 F350
From left to right: 2001 F350, stock front cover, PML Dana 60 front cover installed
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Matching rear differential cover is PML Part Number 7086.
Transmission pan is PML Part Number 9323.

2001 F–250 Super Duty Lifted

Cody has a 2001 Ford F250 Super Duty 5.4 V8 Triton with 3" front lift (2" add-a-leaf and 1" shackle) and 2.5" rear add-a-leaf with 315/75 (35x12.50) 16s. He did not have any clearance problems with the cover whatsoever.
PML Note: 1999 and newer stock trucks do not have enough clearance for the steering linkage for this cover.

Stock Cover 2001 F250 2001 F250 stock front differential cover, close up view   Front 2001 F250 2001 F250, lifted, stock front differential cover, Dana 50/60   2001 F250 truck 2001 F250 Super Duty, Lifted
PML cover on 2001 F250 PML Dana 50/60 front differential cover on 2001 F250   Front view with PML cover installed, 2001 F250 Front view of truck with PML cover installed   Clearance for PML cover on 2001 F250 Clearance for PML cover on lifted 2001 F250
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2012 F–350 with PML Differential Cover

PML Dana 60 front axle cover on 2012 F350
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PML front differential cover for the Dana 50/60 on a 2012 F350 truck.

Truck is lifted and customized so there is plenty of clearance. Newer F350 trucks (about 1999 and newer) can have clearance issues with the steering linkage hitting this larger PML cover. PML designed a cover, part number 11169, to clear the linkage.

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PML Differential Cover Features:

  • Increased oil capacity for cooler temperatures
  • Sand-cast aluminum with raised fins
  • 3/16-inch thick wall construction to add strength to differential housing
  • 3/8-inch thick gasket flange will not bend when bolts are tightened
  • Machined gasket surface for a secure seal using RTV or factory reusable gasket
  • Oil changes without removing the cover
  • All hardware provided, including magnetic drain plug

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