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Has anyone installed the 14 FF brackets misfit had posted for sale?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 8_YOUR_H2, May 6, 2001.

  1. 8_YOUR_H2

    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

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    I am planning on doing it and I just wondered how the installation went before I buy a pair. Also, how was the bracket fabrication for the brake lines and parking brake if anyone used the caddy calipers? I am thinking about buying the brackets from TSM to make it easier on myself.
    Brent
     
  2. ScoobyDann

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    Im planing on getting mine by next week so ill throw a post on it- ive already slapped the hub on the rotor. rotor was from auto zone-$35--dana 44 calipers $35--caddy calipers $140 FOR EACH ONE W/O CORE--i said gimme the cheap ones, hell i dont have an e-brake now! Does any one know an address, phone number, or web site for TSM, I'd like to check them out.

    Not all Rednecks drive ugly trucks---umm, nevermind <A target="_blank" HREF=http://jimjim.coloradok5.com>http://jimjim.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  3. K5RON

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    I picked up a set from Misfit, although they are only the caliper brackets and spacers, the quality of them exceeded my expectations! I haven't installed them 'cause someone (factory maybe?) welded the backing plate to the housing and as of yet I haven't ground them off! Check with Advance Auto, I think the Eldy calipers were $65 and a $5 core. Each, that is!

    Later

    Ron
     
  4. 8_YOUR_H2

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    Scoobydann, I talked to the folks at advance auto parts here and priced the calipers on a 77 caddy I cant rember which one a deville or sedan...whatever, any way they were $35 each with a $15 core. That included everything. Yeah let me know how it goes!!
    Brent
     
  5. 90blzr

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    when you said $35, you still have to find the little e-brake arm that goes on the caliper right?
    Scoobydan- Shawn did a write up on the disc conv. on offroad.com/chevy and the contact info for TSM is located at the bottom of the write up.
     
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    I made my own brackets and installed them. The conversion itself is really simple so I would think misfits brackets would be as good as anybodys. When you buy the baic kit from tsm it looks as if all you get are the brackets anyway and for a lot more money.
     
  7. HarryH3

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    Are you sure that they looked up the price for a rear caliper for the Caddy? They were only used for 3 years so they're a bit rare (and expensive). $35 would be a steal for those puppies!

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  8. Esteban86K5

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    What year and model do they have to be? I saw an eldorado at the junkyard last week and it had rear disk's. Wasn't sure what year I needed to do the coversion.

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  9. 8_YOUR_H2

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    Holly Sheet, I called them back to make sure and I told them it was deville not an eldorado...the eldorado's are $65 plus a $5 core...my bad...
    Brent
     
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    Esteban- '76, '77, or '78 Caddy El Dorado.
     
  11. HarryH3

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    They have to be from the Eldorado that was the size of a small house. [​IMG] Only those years had thick rotors. The later models used a thinner rotor and the calipers from those won't open wide enough to fit over the monster vented rotors from a 3/4-ton 4WD application, which is what the 14-bolt FF disc conversions use.

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