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Corp14ff rear disk brake conversion question......again

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Desert Rat, Sep 18, 2004.

  1. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Ok, did the rear disk brake conversion. Went with the AZ-Kick brackets and hardware with TSM caddy calipers. Last thing to do is the e-brake setup. This is driving me nuts. I've read everything here, and elswhere on the net, I can find. I don't want to do a line lock, but am not adverse to changing course here. Pics of my setup so far are here: http://community.webshots.com/user/douglasgrant under the rear axle project folder. Any pics of somebody who has run the calipers upside down would be appreciated. If I dump the rear e-brake, and do a driveline e-brake, could I leave the caddy calipers on or will they loosen up all the time?
     
  2. wasted wages

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    Costs aside pros & cons of each:

    Line lock-

    Pros-
    No cables or adjustment issues.
    No high dollar caddy calipers required.

    Cons-
    Must be cut into brake circuit after proportioning valve. If using "in cab" manual type valve,
    lines must be plumbed under dash or to wherever you place the valve.

    Will bleed off pressure and release brakes over time.

    Not acceptable as e-brake under most states inspection laws.



    Caddy setup:

    Pros-
    State inspection legal
    Won't release over time

    Cons-
    OEM brake mechanism may not apply enough force to hold.
    ( may require after market or caddy ratchet type pedal assembly)

    Requires new cables

    Cables under truck can get snagged/torn off.



    I currently have the mico brake lock on my swap.
    Most inspections don't even look or check the e-brake,
    and if they do I show the "kid" how it works and they don't even question it. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
  3. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    I have your same exact setup with all the stuff from az-kickin except I dont have the TSM caliper, I just need the lever and spring, they WILL work with the stock e-brake mechanism you just have to fab some mounts to rouse the cable.
     
  4. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Are you mounting them bleeder side up and routing the cable under the axle tube or swapping them, bleeding them first, then mounting them so the cable will run over the top?
     
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    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    Heres how I am going to do mine.
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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    I was trying to come up with a similar arrangement. My only concern is that the end knob on the cable will be at a sharp angle it seems. I also worry about how much leverage you would get with the cable at such a severe angle. I wonder if eventually it will pull off. I even thought about rigging up a bracket with a small grooved wheel on it to wrap the wire cable around so it wouldn't rub.
     
  7. ShitownK5er

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    Im doing the same setup but i cant find the springs and the ebrake lever for the calipers. Where did you guys get your at? and do you remeber the part numbers?

    Cody
     
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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    That's why I went with the TSM calipers. I couldn't find the springs or levers anywhere. The TSM ones came with everything.
     
  9. 85mudblazin

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    Yea but they are pretty expensive compared to stock caddy's, I think I saw a post where there was a part # you could use a GN, I was think about fabbing up my own, I was think about using a small wrench and somehow attach the cable to it, I think it would look sweet.
    -Chris
     
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    I was going to use a wrench too but it was a weird size and i couldnt find one to fit

    Cody
     
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    yea I havent found one that fits real tight, I thought about getting one that was just a little bit smaller and grinding it little by little till it fit real tight.
     

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