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Rear disc conversion

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 69K5, Nov 30, 2002.

  1. 69K5

    69K5 1/2 ton status

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    I am going to get my birthday present tommorow (14ff). I was wondering if anyone had made a homemade rear disc bracket. I looked around and it all looks easy. I found 3 and I just cant find any specs on the backing plate to hold the caliper. I wanted to just buy a set but with tuition due it will be next summer before i have 100.00 to send to a-tron anybody have any ideas or specks?

    thanks

    69K5
    nathan
     
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    Just get some caliper brakets from a 10 bolt front axle, Hog out the center so it fits over the housing. Mock it all up with NEW pads and tack it to the housing with the calipers in place. Remove the calipers and weld it on. Get rotors from a 3/4 ton ford (78 i think is what i used) they are half the price of the chevy ones.

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    Jeffro

    thanks for the idea. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Burbboy

    Do you have any pics ? Do the ford and chevy rotors have the same bolt pattern. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif i thought that chevy wouldnt go w/ ford bolt patterns? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    All 8-lug (untill furd screwed it up with the superduty) are on a 6.5" bolt circle. My 3/4 ton chevy rotors were $35 each from autozone.
     
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    I guess it depends on your location as to the price in rotors. I shopped around here and for the chevy rotors it was around $50-$60 each and the ford ones were around $30 or so. As soon as my scanner is working i will post some pics of my set-up.

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    burb boy

    cool thanks. i will shop around and see which is cheaper here in LA. Probably chevy b/c they pretty well rule the south.

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    I need some technical advice again. what is required to change the 14ff to make it easier to do the disc brakes on the 85 and newer. i dont know if the 2 i looked at are that old or not. he just had them sitting on the rack, so i will have to go back and check. What im trying to figure out is it worth swapping or just look for another axel?

    as much as you help me out i owe you like 100 favors already. if you need something let me know.

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    I've actually never seen the 85 and up axles...and there are like 10 guys in our club with 14FF's. I think I would jsut stick with the older ones if you want to go disc brakes.
     
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    I dont know the exact years, but look at the drums on the 14blt if u can slide them off like a 10 or 12blt, the disc brake rotors wont fit the hubs.
     
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    ok thanks

    nathan
     
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    i went and checked the axel. i dont know what year it is but its the right kind for the breaks.

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