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Almost done w/ Misfits Disk Brakes

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ScoobyDann, May 29, 2001.

  1. ScoobyDann

    ScoobyDann 1/2 ton status

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    I'm almost done w/ the disk brakes for he 14FF using Misfits brackets. This was probably one of the easiest things I have ever done to my truck. I'll have some pictures when I'm completly done. Here are some of the things I had to buy

    1. Misfits brackets and spacers ($65.00)
    2. Bolts to hold caliper-2 1/2" long (8 @ $0.80)
    3. Locking nuts on the back of the bolts cause I'm paranoid
    (8 @ $0.65)
    4. 1975 Dana 44 8 lug rotors (2 @ $35.99 w/ 2 yr waranty at Auto Zone.
    5. New seals for the bearings (berings were fine)(2 @ $2.59)

    All I need are the calipers
    From what I've noticed prices are different everywhere but here the Dana 44 rotors are $35.99 each w/ $10.00 core
    and the caddy ones are $70.00 each w/ $70.00 core. Umm yeah i think I will go w/ the Dana 44 unless I can find the caddy ones much cheaper.
    I need the caliper hardware (the bolts and sleves to mount it to the bracket) and pads (i think the calipers were either loaded or you can get them loaded for a little more.)
    Rubber brake lines cause the caliper moves and therefore would eventually break the hard line. I can get them here for about $5.00 but you can order them through TSM for $50.00, yeah you know what i'm gonna do.
    And if need be a proportioning valve. Check the summit catalog.

    All of this added up is around $260---Half of what you'd spend on the TSM kit. Of course add $190 if you use the caddy calipers and $45 for the TSM brake lines. and what ever for the proportioning valve.

    Hope this helps anyone that might be planning on or actually doing this conversion. Again this was amazingly easy, I think even my sister could do it

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://jimjim.coloradok5.com>http://jimjim.coloradok5.com</A><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by scoobydann on 05/31/01 12:59 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  2. solowookie

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    Re: Almost done w/ Misfits Brakes

    90blzr gave me the following link. They have caddy calipers for MUCH cheaper.

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.car-part.com>http://www.car-part.com</A>

    I ordered the $300.00 ones from TSM. Tried getting the from Auto Zone and everybody else locally, and nobody could get the passenger side unless I had a core!

    TSM's are actually rebuilds. I understand most these calipers also do NOT have the arm for the e-brake. They assume your gonna use the one of your current caliper.

    [​IMG] <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue> [​IMG]
     
  3. ScoobyDann

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    Re: Almost done w/ Misfits Brakes

    i was also under the impression that you did not get the arm, but I'm not entirely sure. I dont have an E-brake now so I'll probably rig up a home made e-brake

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://jimjim.coloradok5.com>http://jimjim.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  4. K5RON

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    Re: Almost done w/ Misfits Brakes

    Got my Caddy calipers at Advance Auto for $65 + $5 core just about two weeks ago. They were not loaded but did come with the bushings, O-rings and copper washers!

    Ron

    P.S. No arms though! What hoses did you end up using?
     
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    Re: Almost done w/ Misfits Brakes

    Is anyone using the 'shield' with these conversions?
    I am doing the sam upgrade and I am wondering if those pieces will help or hinder.
    Thx Dave
     
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    Re: Almost done w/ Misfits Brakes

    there was a discussion on this... might want to search on it, but the general concensus was that all they do is collect dirt and mud! [​IMG]

    [​IMG] <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue> [​IMG]
     
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    Re: Almost done w/ Misfits Brakes

    That is what I thought - and I like seeing the stuff I'm spending $$$$$ on!
     
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    TTT for the newbies

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    It's all fun and games till somone loses an eye!
     

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