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Rear disk brakes

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1979jimmy350, Jun 26, 2004.

  1. 1979jimmy350

    1979jimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    I am looking to convert a 14bff to disk. What needs to be done? Is it the same process as the 10 or 12 bolt?
     
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    Nope, not anywhere near as difficult as putting them on a 12 bolt.

    Remove your drums and backing plates. Throw away backing plates, brakes and associated hardware. Press drums off of hubs and throw away.

    Install rotors on the hubs and machine the two to ensure they're true. Install the brackets which are available a number of places online. Replace the seals, clean out the hub real well, install hub/rotor on axle. Install caliper, and use a brake hose, hook it to your lines, bleed, and you're done. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    can you get brackets from the junck yard that will work or is aftermarket the only thing that will work
     
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    Here's a write-up that I did:
    http://www.polariswebdesign.com/truckfiles/reardisc.htm

    It's not so detailed towards the end, sorry, I got sick of taking pictures /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif.

    Incidentally, there is a member here who sells the brackets. His website is http://www.diy4x.com. They are quite reasonable.

    I've got to say, this has been one of the best upgrades I've done!
     

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