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14bff disc brake conversion Q's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Big'nBadK5, Apr 12, 2003.

  1. Big'nBadK5

    Big'nBadK5 Registered Member

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    14bff disc brake conversion Q\'s

    today i stripped down my 14b to the spindles and am tinking about doing the conversion to disc while i have it apart, and i was just wondering what the round about prices are on the things i need and what i need. the basic list i have is ; the brackets from echobit, calipers and rotors. but i dont know what rotors exactaly and what calipers to use. thanks. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  2. Muddytazz

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    Re: 14bff disc brake conversion Q\'s

    A-tron /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: 14bff disc brake conversion Q\'s

    You could use the Chevy 3/4 ton calipers, rotors and brake lines or 76-78 Cadillac El Dorado calipers to keep your ebrake functional(most people still never hook it up though). I took this route with the El Dorado calipers, have yet to hook up the ebrake but it works very well. I wish I would have shaved my 14 bolt while it was off the truck.
     
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    Re: 14bff disc brake conversion Q\'s

    <font color="green"> There was a poll awhile back, people paid around $150-$200 for all the parts to do a conversion with the regular calipers, and about $100 more to do it with Caddy calipers. </font>
     
  5. Desert Rat

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    Re: 14bff disc brake conversion Q\'s

    I did mine using the A-Tron brackets which ran about $80 w/ the hose kit w/ stainless steel lines for $65. With shipping, it was $153. Then I got the rotors from a local parts store for $150. I did the seals, bearings and races at the same time so that ran about $100. I am getting ready to order two loaded Cardone Cadillac Eldorado calipers for $180 from Kragen. I would consider A-Tron's calipers but they want $280 loaded and they don't come with the lever or spring. TSM offers the Caddy calipers loaded with the spring and lever for $300. If a junk yard search for a core w/ springs and lever turns into a nightmare, I may just break down and do the TSM ones. I also replaced the lug studs while I was at it and that ran $3 a piece for about $50+ w/ tax. Total I am into it about $450 so far, with $180 - 300 to go. After it is all installed, I will have to deal with the e-brake setup too. That may require some fabrication, or new parts purchased.
     

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