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New disc brake conversion update. pictures added 2/7/07

Discussion in 'Vendor Forum' started by cybrfire, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Alot of you guys know that I've been doing some fab work on different brake conversions such as the twin caliper mount, a toyota conversion and so on. Well all of this led to an interesting develpment.

    Here's a picture

    <IMG onmouseover="if(this.width >= 540) {this.style.cursor='pointer';}" onclick="if(this.width >= 540) window.open('http://coloradok5.com/photos/data/500/newbracket.JPG','Image','toolbar=no, directories=no, status=no, menubar=no, scrollbars=no, resizable=yes');" src="http://coloradok5.com/photos/data/500/newbracket.JPG" onload="if(this.width >= 540) {this.alt='Click here to see the orignal image';}" border=0>

    Looks alot like the old one doesn't it? Actually a few differences. We are using a different rotor but the same caliper. What this has allowed us to do is change the spacing that is required by the old kit. The one in the picture has a 1/4" spacer as opposed to the 3/4" spacer (Still a solid ring and not tubes). This means its cheaper to produce and cheaper for you to puchase. An added bonus is the entire kit is more rigid due to the shorter length bolts required. It also affords a great deal of wheel clearance since the entire rotor is set further inboard.

    As of now we are expecting final pricing to be in the $45 - $50 range for the entire kit including hardware. Of course still will be Grade 8 bolts and the same High Alloy Loc washers that we've been using all along.

    And for those of you who I know are going to ask here's an updated photo of the twin caliper mount.

    <IMG onmouseover="if(this.width >= 540) {this.style.cursor='pointer';}" onclick="if(this.width >= 540) window.open('http://coloradok5.com/photos/data/500/twincalipermount3.JPG','Image','toolbar=no, directories=no, status=no, menubar=no, scrollbars=no, resizable=yes');" src="http://coloradok5.com/photos/data/500/twincalipermount3.JPG" onload="if(this.width >= 540) {this.alt='Click here to see the orignal image';}" border=0>

    This is pictured with a 15" wheel!! Plenty of space.
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2006
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    What's the difference with the rotors?? Very nice by the way.:D
     
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    How soon will either system be available?
     
  4. cybrfire

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    The single caliper kit will be available Monday. It will also come with all the necessary information to obtain the correct rotor from your local auto parts store.
     
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    Hey Kert, will the 1/4" become the standard kit or will we need to request it? In other words will you continue with the 3/4 kit as well.
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    At this time I can't see any reason to continue producing the "3/4" kit. One thing we will be doing is splitting the part numbers between the straight up bolt pattern for use with a chevy caliper and the 45* clocked pattern for rotating the Caddy caliper to get the e brake cable up higher. Or in other words a kit for standard mounting and a kit for clocking the caliper.
     
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    You're a dually guy :) How about something for duallys and the D70?
     
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    Working on it now.
     
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    It seems you are working on everything right now. I hope the bed in your shop is comfy.
     
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    kert... dually d70hd... dual calipers...
    tell me when...

    cam

    ps .. you already painted it in my color of choice... hammered silver!!!

    Ive got that stuff in gallons,,, everything in the shop is that..balck or gray
     
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    Stomper ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ GMOTM Winner

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    That would imply that he sleeps and I'm pretty sure that he doesn't do much of that:crazy:
     
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    Does the new design single caliper bracket still use the '73-'87('91) caliper? Is the "new" rotor the same thickness? Is the "new" rotor similar in price to the "old" rotor at auto parts stores?
     
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    It's hard as hell so I don't sleep much anyway!!
     
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    I love that paint. They are coming. What size wheel are you running??
     
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    Same caliper so far. Looking at possibly switching it. Rotor slightly thinner and slightly larger OD. similar pricing on all components except the brackets.
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    What you REALLY need to do is find a way to get a functional e-brake on a setup like that for a decent price. Then I'm interested. :D
     
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    I agree.

    I wish someone would adapt one of the "drum inside of the disc" type e-brake systems to a 14BFF disc kit. This style of e-brake actually works.
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Not sure what you guys need to pass inspection but we've used a hydraulic valve for ebrakes. Its basically a high pressure inline valve. Mash the pedal and throw the lever and it maintains pressure on the rear portion of the brake system.

    I suppose you need a mechanical connection as to hydraulic to be legal.

    Have to give that some more thought.
     
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    A mechanical connection would be cool because it would give some hope of stopping in the event of a busted brake line. The rear calipers on newer vehicles work real well... if only I could get something on my old junk that works as well.
     
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    And I think I will call you on Monday or Tuesday to order a set of the "old" style brackets with the 8 holes... before you stop production.
     

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