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What's wrong with this picture?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BigCountryx, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. BigCountryx

    BigCountryx 1/2 ton status

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    Other than the multi-colored rotors, knuckles and axles (I used whatever paint was available at the time) :doah: But, today I finally got around to putting my hubs/rotors on, then decided I would mount up my new calipers. Well I traded in my cores about a month ago for these remans and now I'm not sure if Ive got somthing screwed up during assembly or if I've got the wrong calipers.

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    Oh yeah and I'm such an idiot that I seem to have misplaced my caliper retainers, screws and shims, If I ever clean this place up I might find something :doah:
     
  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Looks to me like the hub/rotor assembly is not all the way on. Also, The inner axle appears to be sticking out of the housing too far (their usually close enough you can't see much, if any, of the stick).

    Edit: what is the order of parts - knuckle/spindle/caliper bracket or knuckle/caliper bracket/spindle? The wrong order can cause all of the above.
     
  3. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    I agree.... Did you possibly get the wrong rotors? Or are you trying to use Ford rotors/hubs with GM calipers/brackets?


    Your rotor to caliper bracket distance should be similar to the one in the photo(nevermind the DRW hubs):

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  4. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    I don't know about a D60 , but on my 1/2 tons , I made a simmilar mistake .

    Should be spindle , bracket/shield , hub/rotor , locking hub .
     
  5. BigCountryx

    BigCountryx 1/2 ton status

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    Ding Ding Ding, I believe we have a winner............and I'm an idiot :eek1:

    The order that I have is knuckle/ caliper bracket/ spindle.... I bet it is supposed to be Knucke/ Spindle/ Caliper bracket, right?
     
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    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    Caliper brackets on the wrong sides
     
  7. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    What did I win? :D
     
  8. BigCountryx

    BigCountryx 1/2 ton status

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    Ever feel like the dumbest person in the room? Well, today was my turn. Swapped the order on the caliper bracket and spindle on both sides and everything appears to have fallen into place!! :D If you guys were hear, I'd buy you a drink or two[​IMG] Cheers
     
  9. BigCountryx

    BigCountryx 1/2 ton status

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    Wow I don't feel so bad about the colors on my D60 after seeing that one :laugh:
     
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    mudjunkie 82 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Its no big deal, I'am sure everyone on this site has made a mistake like this at one time or another, looks like you did a nice job cleaning and painting it all. Did mine the same way with the paint and all, looked good untill the first Mudd pit :eek1:
     
  11. spoolnaround

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    NEWBEE ALERT!! NEWBEE ALERT!!


















































    Its ok I did the same thing :haha: took a few minutes looking at it and figured it out.
     
  12. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    I mess that up all the time. It comes from tearing down and rebuilding a Ford 60 and a Chevy 60 at the same time. That will mess with your head.
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Caliper mounts are mounted backwards. Flip them over.
     
  14. BigCountryx

    BigCountryx 1/2 ton status

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    Is that even possible? Looks like they would hit the rotor if they were on backwards.
     
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    wy4tt 1/2 ton status

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    Looks like Voltron lost some parts.
     
  16. muddybuddy

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    Bigcountry, your axle is nice and colorful :haha:
    glad u got it all straightened out
     
  17. BigCountryx

    BigCountryx 1/2 ton status

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    laugh all you want, I just didn't want it to be a rust pile BEFORE I even install it on my rig. Once it's on there, who cares :D
     
  18. BigCountryx

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    [​IMG]

    :haha:
     
  19. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    well thats good, i like ur thinking :D
     
  20. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Ya, this one ahs been sitting around for a while. I am in the process of tearing it down and rebuilding it along with a good cleaning and re-paint. :D
     

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