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Cheepest rear FF14bolt disk setup.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Skyetone, Apr 22, 2002.

  1. Skyetone

    Skyetone 1/2 ton status

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    I am a J-yard hound. I have searched alot. I know a few guys here sell brackets. I will sapport one of em. Can you guys throw up pix of your brackets? It's hard to find pix w/o searching EVERY post. I also hear chev 3/4 ton front rotors. But I also hear of the ford rotors. Whats that all about? Then just a 1/2 ton front 44 front caliper w/o parking break? Why is that the one of choise? I seen that there was a difference in the valving but it is smaller. Does that make it better with the portioning valve? Oh and I also hear that you can get front 44 disk brake backing plates and use them as the mount also but don't see much info on it. Can someone throw me a bone on info there? I am sorry that this has been gone over by you guys a million times but I have been here and pirate searching. Just need a couple stupid Q's answered. BTW the blazer has rear disks that were home grown now. I have to give em up to the P/O for the title /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
    http://community.webshots.com/photo/36069497/36069678eZyefL
     
  2. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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  3. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    pics of misfits brackets r in my webshots... link below.

    1/2t 44 calipers are, AFAIK, only "the one of choice" because they are so cheap and common. Caddy Elderado calipers are the pimpin' ones to have... they have ebrakes etc.

    J
     
  4. Skyetone

    Skyetone 1/2 ton status

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    Yea hoss I've seen your page..It helped alot....
     
  5. Skyetone

    Skyetone 1/2 ton status

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    great pix of the brackets..now how do they work with the spacers?
     
  6. Triaged

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    To use the stock 3/4 ton backing plates you have to drill new holes into it to line up w/ the 4 holes where the drum backing plate bolts up. You might have to fill in some of the holes and you will have to space it out around 3/4" from the flange.
     
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    Skyetone 1/2 ton status

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    oh ok I'll have to just buy a bracket and spacers. I need convienience and speed right now /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
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    I am one of the people selling the brackets on CK5. The link that hoss posted is of an install using a set of my brackets. I have sets available and ready to ship for $100. You asked about the spacers, they are to position the brackets and calipers to fit over the rotor correctly. If your interested send me private message and we can work out the details
    thanks
     
  9. Mr.Chevy4x4

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    I just finished the install of a set of Derbinators brackets on my K5. The brackets and spacers are top quality! I used the Caddy calipers to retain e-brakes. I bought new rotors from Advance Auto Parts at a cost of $24 apiece. At that price I couldn't justify tearing apart an 8-lug front D44 to run used rotors. The installation was a piece of cake, but I do have a press in my shop. I can see where it would require much more time and effort without the press. I will try to post some pics tonight.
     
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    how much would these caddy calipers cost me? Where can i get them?
     
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    m j 1/2 ton status

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    It looks real hard to be cheaper then what is on the truck now.
    deal with the PO, maybe shoot him a link to this thread and the images on it perhaps you can just pay him $100
     
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    You can get them at any parts store and it isn't the cost that gets you it is the core charge if you don't have a set to turn in. I think the cost of the rebuilt caliper is about $25 apiece and the core charge on them is about $80 apiece.
     
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    Misfit also has the brackets and spacers - FSJeeper, a buddy of mine, bought them and he says they are one of the best deals going. I bought 2 sets, but am out fo the country and have not laid eyes on them. Cheap!
     
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    And also 45acp makes the brackets, too. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif His spacers are made of stainless steel, to prevent rusting thru.
     
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    I bought Derbinators because his spacers are a circular one piece design which is more stable and they are made out of aluminum so rust isn't a concern.
     
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    Anyone got the Caddi Caliper Part #? Did the search, found nothing.
    Thanks
     
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    1) Goto www.carparts.com
    2) Enter a 1977 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe 2D V8-425cid 7.0L 4 BBL VIN S.
    3) Click on "replacement" .
    4) Under the "Brakes and Wheel Bearings" click on "Hydraulic - Calipers".
    5) You'll find calipers on page 6.
    6) Raybestos has the lowest priced loaded calipers for 108.80, no core charge, part #RC6021 and #RC6022
    7) You can do similar searches on www.napaonline.com and www.partsamerica.com

    Hope this helps.
     
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    What brake lines are you guys using with the D44 calipers? Does anyone have a breakdown of all the parts they used? I got a set of MISFIT'S brackets, but I need to get all the parts together now.
     
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    You just use stock front lines. If you buy some extended braided stainless lines you can then use your factory front lines on the rear for the disc swap.
    You can also get lines from TSM.
     

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