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Am I dumb? 10 bolt calipers on a 44

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Sample, Sep 17, 2003.

  1. Sample

    Sample 1/2 ton status

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    Just swapped the 10 bolt out for a 6 lug 44. Everything has went great except for one problem. I cannot get the 10 bolt calipers to go on the 44. They fit fine with out the pads in them, but when you put the pads on they don't. No it isn't because I didn't push the piston in, the brakes fit fine in that respect. I can only get one caliper bolt hole to line up. These are the used pads from the 10 bolt. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    look for a little bump on the bottem of the calper you may need to grind it off that is the only thing i think of
     
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    I will have to look for the bump. The funny thing is, the calipers fit fine without the pads in.
     
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    Going from 6 to 8 lug????
     
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    Going from 6 to 8 lug????

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    Nope, 6 lug 10b and 6 lug 44.
     
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    Take the backing plates off the old axle and swap them over if it won't work.
     
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    I second that backing plate idea /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Ok, one other thing no one has mentioned, did you compress the piston back into the caliper? Maybe it is out too far?
     
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    No it isn't because I didn't push the piston in, the brakes fit fine in that respect.

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  10. Sample

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    I am takin' the grind it 'til it fits approach.
     
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    you also have to push those bushings back that the bolts go through, as the pads wear they slide,
     
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    you also have to push those bushings back that the bolts go through, as the pads wear they slide,

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    What are you talking about? I can't even get to the point of putting the bushings/screws in.


    I have been grinding stuff off and cannot get them to fit. I can't swap backing plates because the driver's side rotor is welded on due to the inner wheel bearing being shot.
     
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    I can't swap backing plates because the driver's side rotor is welded on due to the inner wheel bearing being shot.

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    That sucks....
     
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    look at the caliper were the bolts go through, theres a little sleve about 3/4 inches long that the caliper rides on, as the outer pad wears the caliper has to move to take up the slack, sounds like yours are frozen solid, i would
    remove them and put in a new bushing,and rubber piece,
    so the caliper can operate correctly, dont know how else to
    explain it, unless you have a bendix style, ive put 10
    bolt calipers on a dana 44 and only had to grind that bump off,
     
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    I can't swap backing plates because the driver's side rotor is welded on due to the inner wheel bearing being shot.

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    Don't worry about brakes on that side at all then. When the wheel bearing welds itself to the spindle, you'll have instant hardcore brakes on that side.

    Just fix your brake line with vise grips and a hammer and you'll be ok. No need for brakes on that side if your wheel bearing is going to lock up soon.
     
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    I can't swap backing plates because the driver's side rotor is welded on due to the inner wheel bearing being shot.

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    Don't worry about brakes on that side at all then. When the wheel bearing welds itself to the spindle, you'll have instant hardcore brakes on that side.

    Just fix your brake line with vise grips and a hammer and you'll be ok. No need for brakes on that side if your wheel bearing is going to lock up soon.

    [/ QUOTE ]I already experienced the lock up, smart ass. The rotor is stuck on the axle that I just took off, not the one I just put on.
     
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    look at the caliper were the bolts go through, theres a little sleve about 3/4 inches long that the caliper rides on, as the outer pad wears the caliper has to move to take up the slack, sounds like yours are frozen solid, i would
    remove them and put in a new bushing,and rubber piece,
    so the caliper can operate correctly, dont know how else to
    explain it, unless you have a bendix style, ive put 10
    bolt calipers on a dana 44 and only had to grind that bump off,

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    yep, the bolt slider sleeves need ot be pushed back threw away from rotor side of both sides of the calipers, pulling them rest of the way through and greasing them and pushing them in from the outside side of the calipers and then putting the two slider bolts through would be a good way to do it
     
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    Cut the damn rotor off and quit your bitching then.
     
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    Cut the damn rotor off and quit your bitching then.

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    I am only going to say this once. [darn] you and your slack jawed mom.
     
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    swapped the fronts on my 73 (D44) & 80 (10B) w/ no issues
     

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