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I never want to see another grinder again!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85mudblazin, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    Just spent 3 hours cussing, grinding, painting and only got 1 side of my D60 calipers ground :crazy:
    All well hope the big brakes are worth it :D
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    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    it'll be worth it in the end. its comin along
     
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    Brocky 1/2 ton status

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    Imagine doing all that work and a caliper turning out to be no good. :doah:
    Your end result will be worth it I'd say.
     
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    BOWTIE 1/2 ton status

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    second one will be done faster since you have an idea of how much to take off for your wheels. ;)
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    First one took me three hours, second took me 45 minutes. Hang in there man, you've made great progress.
     
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    perp 1/2 ton status

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    I am guessing you are useing a 4.5" grinder. I thought mine was one size fits all too, until i bought a 7" milwakee to use as a floor grinder in my business. but it sat around for a few days as i waited for the diamond cup wheel i ordered to come in, and so i decided to try it on metal (like it was really made for). Holy S**T that thing is a meat eater. it will take those big grind jobs and laugh at them. Seriously you coud be done in 10 minutes, just hope you got big arms, as it will give you a workout as well as your caliper. Kicks butt on axle housing shaving and general FAST material removal too. Ran me $169.00 IIRC, but sooo worth it on frustrating jobs like yours. :D
     
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    perp 1/2 ton status

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    BTW, where is your steering arm? going cross over, or is that a hydro mount on the tie rod?
     
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    surpip 1 ton status

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    No freakin way i would ever do that, and you can tell me all the "lotts of people have done it so it must be safe" stories you want.
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I used to think that way too, until I pulled the brakes on my DD and realized half ton calipers are significantly weaker in stock form that d60's are ground.
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    My first wheel took like an hour, second one was like 15-20 minutes.... with a 10" grinder. The first takes forever cause your always checking
     
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    when did you get a d60? it's welded?

    That must be the workout-look at ALL that grinding dust! Thats halarious-good work man
     
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    I agree with the others. Second is MUCH faster and easier because you know what it is going to take. Just be careful and don't over shoot.
     
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    Hey now, are we talking about putting brakes from dana 60 axles onto the dana 44 axles? if so are the dana 60 brak calipers bigger and stronger? My stock calipers on my 1/2 ton 75 k5 vex me with their lack of stopping power, 'specially with the bigger tires.

    I will totally be in on this plan if that's the case!


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    picture looks like a d60 caliper on a d60 axle, just ground to clear 15" wheels
     
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    yep its a D60, you have to grind them to fit the 15" wheels.

    i think the second will go faster. I prolly spent a good 2 hours just painting them/testing/grinding. I went little by little till it didnt rub off the paint.

    There is no way these things are weak. They still have WAY more material then my old 10b calipers. I prolly removed about 3/16" in the thcikes of it and that was on the caliper bracket thats like 3/4" thick.
     
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    yea I have been hiding the D60 for awhile. :D got it about 2 weeks ago and have been working on it just about every day. I also got ANOTHER rear 14b with a detroit blah blah blah :D
    Ill start a new thread with the build up pics of it.
     
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    Going crososver, my Sky arm should be here thursday. Then the D60 is going in the truck then after I get this final caliper grinded.
     

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