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disc brake conversion

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dammit32, Oct 26, 2002.

  1. dammit32

    dammit32 1/2 ton status

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    I'm getting my stuff together to swap over to disc on my 14b FF and it seems i will need new rubber lines in the rear. Do I mount the line to a bracket on the axle or will the steel line hold it in place? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif Someone must have done this before /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  2. fortcollinsram

    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    Most people will say to mount a bulkhead-style mount on the axle (similar to the hard-to-flex line conversion on the front of out trucks)...I just bent up new hardline and the way I have the flex line mounted, it hold the steel line against the axle...I havn't had any problems yet...

    Chris
     
  3. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    For the rubber lines on mine, I used Wagner part number F-97661. To mount the hard lines to the rubber lines, I used the factory brake line brackets from the front of a '91 Chevy Beretta. They only cost a couple of dollars each from GM. I cut off the end that bolts to the car, then ground a slight curve into it and welded it to the axle tube. The brackets have the correct recesses in them to hold the rubber line in place, using the stock spring clips. A bit of spray paint and they look like they came from the factory installed on the 14-bolt. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. driney

    driney 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    For the rubber lines on mine, I used Wagner part number F-97661.

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    Are you using these with the Cadillac calipers?
     
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    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Yep. They hooked right up. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    driney 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Thanks! That should save some time at the parts store!
     

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