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bryan derby's 14FF disc brakes installed *pics*

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mike reeh, Mar 22, 2002.

  1. mike reeh

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    bryan derby\'s 14FF disc brakes installed *pics*

    I cant say it enough- its effin amazing.. I got derbinators rear discs installed today, its better than factory. Now I can say SO long to drum brakes. the axle is noticeably lighter now too.. <a target="_blank" href=http://lagparty.org/~mike/pix/reardisc.jpg>Click Here</a> for a pic.. if anyone has any questions, or wants more pictures, let me know...

    bryan are you around anymore?

    mike

    [EDIT] <a target="_blank" href=http://lagparty.org/~mike/pix/reardisc2.jpg>Here's another shot</a>
     
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    Re: bryan derby\'s 14FF disc brakes installed *pics*

    It's so purty......Look's good /forums/images/icons/wink.gif How much weight do you think you lost doing the swap?
     
  3. mike reeh

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    Re: bryan derby\'s 14FF disc brakes installed *pics*

    60-70+ lbs easily

    mike
     
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    Re: bryan derby\'s 14FF disc brakes installed *pics*

    where did you get the brakes? Was it a kit w/ everthing included?
     
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    Re: bryan derby\'s 14FF disc brakes installed *pics*

    What I go from derbinator was the brackets, a billet aluminum spacer, and grade 8 bolts with lockwashers...

    the only parts I had to buy was K20 front rotors ($22) and K20 front calipers ($12)... I re-use the original wheel studs..

    the only other thing thats gonna cost me a couple bucks is modifying the brake lines to connect. I think Im going to buy a length of line, and try to bend it how I like it, then cut it to the right length and flare it... Ive never used a flare tool before so I dunno how its gonna work out but I think Ill manage.

    oh yeah I have to buy brake pads too /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    mike
     
  6. Greg72

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    Re: bryan derby\'s 14FF disc brakes installed *pics*

    A man after my own heart.....nice "frame up" you got going on there.....

    I slid my new 14Bolt under the rear of my frame just for fun, but I still haven't installed the "Derbinators" on mine yet.

    I'll be curious to hear how hard that tube bending/flaring is.....since I'm gong to have to do the same thing on mine!!!

    Nice Job! /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    Re: bryan derby\'s 14FF disc brakes installed *pics*

    i have tried to flare my own brake line. Its a royale PITA. That was with a little cheapie tool from the parts store. It sortta worked, but seeped a little break fluid which was enough for me to scrap the idea. I ended up just buying a length of brake tubing pre flared to the correct size on both ends and bending it around enough to make it fit properly. It cost me a few trips to the parts store to finaly get the correct length with out getting one too long, but IMO its easier than making your own flares.

    Sparky
     
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    Re: bryan derby\'s 14FF disc brakes installed *pics*

    Ahh, come on sparky, It's a piece of cake. I have a fair ammt of exp. in doing it. Just make sure you Have a couple xtra pieces of line laying around to practice with. When you get the line in the flaring tool, let the line stick through the other side about 1/8" and tighten it down. Use plenty of WD40, or your favorite penetrating lube, and turn the flare very slowly. When it starts to run all the way down just be carefull not to crush the metal sleeve. Also, before you flare the line make sure you deburr it. Use either a deburring tool, or some med. to high grit sand paper, or the combo of both. Make sure to deburr the line after you flare it too, just to make sure there's no sharp edges. Last but not least, make sure to put the nut on before you flare. I made the mistake one too many times in A&amp;P school making hydraulic lines. Have fun, and good luck.
    -Ben
     
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    Re: bryan derby\'s 14FF disc brakes installed *pics*

    Where did you get the kit from? Please email at jrreason@earthlink.net
     
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    Re: bryan derby\'s 14FF disc brakes installed *pics*

    How much was the brackets, a billet aluminum spacer, and grade 8 bolts with lockwashers
     
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    Re: bryan derby\'s 14FF disc brakes installed *pics*

    WHere did you go to A&amp;P school?I went to PIA
     
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    Re: bryan derby\'s 14FF disc brakes installed *pics*

    I also got miine from the derbinator, got pics, just not posted them yet, i think it was around a hundy.
     
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    Re: bryan derby\'s 14FF disc brakes installed *pics*

    You are going to use flex lines to connect to the calipers, aren't you? It's actually the easiest way anyway, since front flex lines connect correctly to the caliper opening and have threads that match the hard line fittings.
     

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