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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by socal chevy, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. socal chevy

    socal chevy 1/2 ton status

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    Just got my CUCV 14bff with 4.56. I need to clean it (dont know how or with what) I want to do a disc brake conversion, but really do not have the experience to even think about doing a ...job like that. I also want someone who knows whats going on to take a look at everything and just explain to me whats what!!! Anyone down to help me?? PLEASE I need HELP! I live in San Clemente. FREE BEER, and FREE FOOD, and a Happy member.
     
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    Wait a year and i will be out there.
     
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    socal chevy 1/2 ton status

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    I am not a patient man. :frown1: Thanks for offer!:thumb:
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I'm in Modesto, if you were closer and I had the time I would help you clean it up and do the conversion.....
     
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    The disc brake conversion isnt as hard as some folks might think. Its a very capable job by anyone with some kind of truck experience.

    Don't doubt yerself.
     
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    :D Thanks for offer.
     
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    socal chevy 1/2 ton status

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    Thats the thing I have no truck experience. :D :crazy:
     
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    Gotta start somewhere.....I started off with an 81 toyota and an oily haynes manual. A good manual and some common sense will get you far!
     
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    is there a manual on a 14b?
     
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    Ohh...is there a manual...dude theres bibles out there with info on 14 bolts.....

    http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billavista/14b_bible/

    Everything you will everneed to know about a 14boltFF AND the disc brake conversion.

    P.S. Dont let anyone tell you you need some "special brackets" to hold some "special" calipers to the axle either. (I have seen this before)

    If you have some ?'s just ask, but don't forget about the SEARCH option here, theres already a ton of info covered on them.
     
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    I hit mine with a wire wheel on my grinder to clean it up. unbolt one side at a time for your disc set up (once you do one you will realize there is nothing to the thing youll :blush:), remove hub assembly. Go get a brass puch to knock out the studs (you will realize afterward you should have bought longer ones, thats why I have new ones on one side:crazy: ) removing the drum. place the rotor on reinstall studs with a hammer bolt up the backing plate, hub and caliper replace axle and bleed system done. Not something that is easy to screw up.
     
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    You will of course need new flex. brake lines to tie into the hard lines for the disc swap, a proportioning valve is recommended to control the brake pressure so you don't lock 'em up.
     
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    My proportioning valve was junk and I had to bypass it. Do a search on the brake lines and find out what people are using, I would go with a short rubber line but I used the old steel braided lines I had laying around. definatlely put an adjustable proportioning valve in line.
     

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