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14 bolt rear brake parts

Discussion in 'Parts & Trucks Wanted' started by jwduke, Sep 7, 2003.

  1. jwduke

    jwduke 1/2 ton status

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    Help! I took the 14 bolt apart yesterday, I had bought, and everyrhing inside is rusted together! I know a lot of you guys have done changeovers to disc brakes, so anybody interested in getting rid of this stuff? I need both sides. I understand you can buy new springs, from the parts store. I even need the plungers for the wheel cylinders, thy are little globs of rust!!! I guess this is what a 28 year old rear end looks like! Thanks
     
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    I'm going to disc brakes on my 14FF. I would have everything you need and the axle was just recently rebuilt. I will tear it down sometime next week and can find out exactly how good of shape everything is in. Only thing is shipping might get a little expensive cause these drums are pretty heavy.

    Eric
     
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    I dont need the brake drums, Eric. Just all of the stuff to make the brakes work. I'm thinking of going the disc brake route, but everything I've read on the conversion to disc brakes, everybody ends up with spongy brakes.
     
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    Spongy?? I've done this conversion several times now and never had one spongy. Sounds like they aren't getting bled out properly. Power bleed them. It's the only way to go.

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    It would have to be cheaper to go this way, after you buy new shoes, turn the drums, new internal parts, etc., etc. Well I guess I'll try it. Thanks!
     
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    I agree no spongy disk here either and many done and no power bleed either just good ol gravity i wonder were the problem people are putting the calipers at what clock position ??? i think thats the problem
    any way i agree go disk and dont look back
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    I agree, if people don't pay attention to where the bleeder is located on the rear bracket when it's mounted, they will never fully bleed out! I've done this conversion on TWO Blazers and haven't had spongee brakes yet! in fact, they're a little too tight! I can lock up the rear almost instantly! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Roger, I have the backing plates, hardware and drums from my disk converted 14BFF if you want them. I am even farily close to you to. Make me an offer and they are yours. If you are ever driving truck this way, along I80, maybe we can meet up, or I can just ship what you want. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I can also take some pics and e-mail them if you are interested. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    The brakes came off of a '77 K20. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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