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rear disc on 14bff?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MJB774X, Jan 24, 2003.

  1. MJB774X

    MJB774X 1/2 ton status

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    I've seen it hear before, but want to see it again, different ways to convert to disc, perferablly the cheapest, I saw something about using a rotor off the front and welding a front caliper plate to the rear housing, anyone know or heard of this or any other way? /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    i have the brackets for sale...70 bucks shipped to your door...ill post a pic in a few mins [​IMG]
     
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    Why re-invent the wheel? The brackets are available from a few guys here and all sell for $100 and under. You can't even do drum brakes for that money...

    Rene
     
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    COOL /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I am going to do mine and its going to cost me a grand totall of $169 for the disk convertion w/o brake lines.

    Poohbit Disk brake brakets -$70.00 shipped to my door from www.echobit.com
    3/4 ton rotors 2 of them (auto zone P/N 5523)- $48.00
    3/4 ton calipers 2 of them (auto zone P/N C502 & C503)- $52.00
    I am getting a set of stainless brake lines for a 8" to 10" lift (because of 57" springs in rear) for $125.00
    grand totall for everything of $294.00

    I hope this helps you out some.
     
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    just bought all the drum brake stuff today, tommorrow I will be returning it, thankyou for the info /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    Any time. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    so you want to do this....

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    Whose calipers are those? Sure don't look like Caddy's. Licolns?
     
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    I see an Oval on the bottom, so you are right some sort of Ford calipers. Definitely, not Caddy's.
     
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    I think they're T-bird calipers. I can't recall the vintage though.

    Rene
     
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    they came off a 88 t-bird, with e-brake for $50.00
     
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    I assume you are doing ss flexible brake lines. Why get longer lines? Aren't you going to hook them to the original hardline on the axle tube? If so, you only need 8-10" total of brake line, not extended lines.
     
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    right now my drums dont even work,so I think I'm swapping to disk also,does the brackets come with the spacers and hardware? if so how may I buy them?
    thanks /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    The bracket kit I got from A-tron came with all new grade 8 hardware and the spacers as well as the bracket itself. With my CK5 membership discount they ran $90. You can contact Bill by sending him a private message...his user name is 45acp

    rene
     
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    Although we stopped the CK5 discount, our normal price for the 14 Bolt Disc Brake Bracket kit is now $80.00
     
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    yes I ment 8"-10" long lines not lift. My buddy ownes a 4x4 shop and he is getting my stainless steel flex brake lines. I am not sure who makes them.

    So basically you can use almost any rear disk calipers with a e-brake for the convertion?
     
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    It depends on the manufacturer. If you were using derbinators, misfits, TSMs, or our kit you can use the Cadillac El Dorado caliper(76-78), if you used TonyPs kit he uses the t-bird caliper(correct me if I'm wrong Tony).
     
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    So basically you can use almost any rear disk calipers with a e-brake for the convertion?

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    My are diff from the chevy one as the rotors are only 12.875"(12-7/8")in dia. this was made to fit into a 15"alum rim. my bracket base will fit any 14bolt FF and the arms could be made to fit any calliper..

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    forgot to ask last night, will the conversion plate on echobit and the items you list work work with 15" wheels? do you have pics of one put together. currently I have 15x36" tsl's my budget does not allow me to step up to 16's", I'm trying to get it together by next weekend, sorry alot to ask and its cool if you don't have pics, but knowing if this setup will work with 15's" is important before I go return all my stuff /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     

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