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dana 70 rear disc

Discussion in 'Parts & Trucks Wanted' started by bigblock55, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. bigblock55

    bigblock55 Newbie

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    looking for a rear disc brake set up for a dana 70 out of a 78 chevy dually truck or just the bracket thank matt
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Noone makes a kit for the 70HD but you might want to try looking in the Vendor forum for weld on brackets.
     
  3. 54inches

    54inches 1/2 ton status

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    ANy luck on that kit yet?
     
  4. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Send Kert(cybrfire on CK5) at DIY4x.com a PM... He and I just disussed this and came up with a solution. I shoul dhave my brackets soon and will be taking pics and doing a small write-up... :thumb:

    I have a D70HD from a dually with 14ff SRW hubs.
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I'm interested in seeing this too. What calipers?
     
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    54inches 1/2 ton status

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    Could you expound on the solution, or is it a secret?:haha:
     
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    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    It's all top secret! Military classified. Etc.....



    :haha: j/k




    The D70hd from a dually had a span of 8 inches between the backing plate flange and rear hub surface since I went with 14ff SRW hubs to increase my width. That would be too big of a spacer to try and bridge the gap.

    Distance I am talking about:
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    So the solution that Kert came up with was to make me a new backing pate flange and use normal 14ff brake brackets. I will be sliding on the new flanges and welding them in place. Then I can just bolt on the brake brackets and brakes like normal and I wont have to use spacers. I will be using normal front calipers and rotors like any other app. :D I will also be grinding down the old flange to eliminate it.. :thumb:
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I've been thinking about using SRW hubs on my 70HD but was debating because I'll need a spacer to make up for the diff of the 2 styles of hubs. Haven't made up my mind yet, still thinking... :thinking:
     
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    Spacer for you brakes? What about going the route I did and getting a new flange to weld on and then reuse your current disc brackets?
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Well, my housing has been narrowed so my spacing from the flange to the wheel seal area is on 2.5". My disc set up uses D60 parts bolted to a new flange that's butt'd up and welded against/to the original flange. I'm still not sure about it but a small spacer & SRW hubs would allow me to make the overall WMS the same as my front.

    It's funny, I narrowed it to equal SRW width and now I'm trying to get back out to dually width. again. :doah: :rolleyes: :rotfl:
     
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    LOL.. Make up your mind! ;) :haha: j/k... So are you running d60 front calipers?
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Tell me about it... :doah: All that work and then I decided to use unmod'd Hummers.

    Yeah, D60 caliper brakets, rotors and calipers - looks pretty beefy mocked up. I'll post some pics after I finish assembling the axle. :wink1:
     

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