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rear disc swap complete (pics)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wraenking, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    well, 99% anyways. thanks to ryoken and rob, we got the brakes bled and hooked up the emergency brakes. drivers side cable is a little tight, so we'll see what we have to do for that.

    paul and rib, thanks for the help guys!!

    now if only a ****ty customer at napa didnt pull a switcheroo when they returned a u joint i would be driving!!!

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  2. sled_dog

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    looks like your dshaft will hit the exhaust on downtravel of any kind. Or is the front end drooped in the picture? Never have been fond of that style of dropping the case but I guess it works. Definetally looks like a sweet 3/4 ton build. Hopefully I'll get to see it sometime.
     
  3. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I'm doing the same to a 12 bolt in the next few weeks baring more bad weather. I was gonna scour the local junk yards for Eldorado rear calipers just for the springs and cable mounts. I have one blazer already converted so I need the springs/cable mounts for four calipers. :frown1:


    Looks like you made yer own. Just heavy springs and heavy sheet-metal? If so how abouts a close up and or something to go buy to make my own. Would save allot of time looking and I'm sure a few bucks.:grin:

    Great looking job by the way!
     
  4. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    nope, your right... exhaust couldn't be in a worse spot.. his exhaust guy is gonna reroute it...

    the e-brake cable is an issue too. driverside sheathed section is too short. locks up that wheel before allowing enough travel on the passenger side. have to see if a longer cable is available..

    we also got screwed on the new rear joint.. after pressing the old one out, the new had been swapped in the box for another one....

    its gonna be cool.. looks stout. makes me jones to do my running gear. i've also decided on the driveshaft e-brake for me.. kinda wanna run my 205 anyway..

    had to do some minor :hack:
     
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    I really don't think its as simple as the spring and cable mounts, pretty certain you need the entire calipers.
     
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    [​IMG]What did you use for the ebrake bracket under the axle tube?
     
  7. wraenking

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    i was just going to take angle iron and cut it, but the lift kit came with new brackets for the front brakes that had holes that were just about right. had to drill out the side fro the e brake cable a bit. when you get your disc brake mounts, just take the size of one of the mounting bolts, and get one a1" - 1 1/2" bigger to mount the angle iron for the e brake. i got this idea from jms.

    it is defintiley going to work. just need to lengthen the stock cable a bit.

    my legs hurt from pumping the brake pedal so much, but it was well worht it!!!
     
  8. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yea, yer right. Though I have one set of Eldorado calipers installed and I can pick up some rebuilt ones from the auto parts store if I didn't need the springs and brackets.

    So, again.......

    Did ya make yer on brackets and use some HD springs?
     
  9. wraenking

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    those are the springs and levers from eldorado calipers. i wouldnt suggest making any (or at least i couldnt) seems like they need to be perfect to work right.
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    good luck.


    if you guys need close ups let me know
     
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    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    I've had my caddy calipers and brackets mounted for close to a yr and a half now without an ebrake. Really like that bracket idea, just have to figure out if there is a way to mount it now without pulling my rear axle outer stuff off LOL



     
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    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Thank ya much. I was afraid that would be yer answer. Well I got a list of Salvage/junk yards. Guess I just have to spend a day or two (I hope) hunting.

    Thanks again.
     
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    I found mine 2 yrs ago on www.car-parts.com for $35 shipped to my door complete with levers and springs :D
     
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    beat me to it. lol


    warning. do not play with the levers or your newly aquired calipers will become cores like mine did!!!
     
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    I completely rebuilt mine with all new seals :D
     
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    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Great link guys for the parts. I'm gonna call around to the local redneck style places and see if any have 'em as the closest that had both is in Alabama and I's like to see 'em in person before giving up the cash.


    Thanks again as if I can't find 'em local I can get'em there!:grin: :grin: :grin:


    Of course I'll post some photos when I get done!
     
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    Looks good man :thumb: . Let us know how they work when your 100% done.
     
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    rubbinz raczn 1/2 ton status

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    looks good! what did you use for rear hoses? i have heard people using chevette? any part#'s thanks:D
     
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    i beleive they were off of a 79 chevette. they worked out great!
     
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    I used brake hose for a '79 Chevette on mine. Part #BH86572, $12.49 each at O'Reilly's. The same part # fits both sides.
     

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