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Whats a good caliper for driveline brake?!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Wally81k5, Mar 20, 2003.

  1. Wally81k5

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    Hey everyone, while im in the mood for makeing stuff. Thumper suggested a driveline brake. He said snow machine calipers work as all the linkage is mech. Has anyone made their own? I am going to... $300 is a bit much for me... since my truck was 200 CDN.


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    PS: Why can't i just make the disc out of 1/8 steel and clean it up and maybe even drill some fancy holes so it looks expensive?


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    anyone?
     
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    It would have to be perfectly round and balanced so a store bought rotor would prob be easier.
     
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    perfectly circular wouldn't be too hard- just get it real close then take it to a lathe, even a good wood lathe would work.
     
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    PS: Why can't i just make the disc out of 1/8 steel and clean it up and maybe even drill some fancy holes so it looks expensive?


    Ryan

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    Well, if it's the caliper you can make one that is mechanical. As for the rotor, you could make one if you have a lathe, or a CNC mill.

    If I had this kind of equipement I would probably make most of my parts.

    I usually go to yards and look around and find something that works for me, and adapt it with some fabing.
     
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    a lathe can't be THAT much.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Hey everyone, while im in the mood for makeing stuff. Thumper suggested a driveline brake. He said snow machine calipers work as all the linkage is mech. Has anyone made their own? I am going to... $300 is a bit much for me... since my truck was 200 CDN.


    Ryan

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    Go find a FJ 40 toyota in the junk yard. They came that way. Older ones were a drum and newer are disc. Not sure of the year they changed.
    Wilwood sells a mechanical caliper and rotor for just this application.
     

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