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Old 09-30-2005, 06:58 PM
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1980Kiamaster pickup front brake conversion

I have a 1931 Ford pickup mounted on a 1980 Kiamaster chassis ( call it Korean Mazda, Ford Courier ). The 13 " drum brakes on the IFS suspension just don't cut it. Is it feaseable to mount Ford Ranger disc brakes to this rig & how would I go about it ? I'm listed here as Costa Rica with pictures of my car on the site. Can also be reached at rsmtico@myway.com. Hope to hear from someone soon.

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use the ranger chassis if width is ok.if it has db,ps.ind sus. you would be miles ahead. check wheelbase good luck
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Hi Guy,
It's too late, I used the Kia chassis because it has ifs and the width, wheelbase, etc. are perfect for mounting the Model A coachware. The cab is now channeled and welded to the frame. The frame also has a kickup in the rear which functions like a "c" d frame on a stock chassis.
As you might imagine, Model A Fords are somewhat rare down here. I have had to ship everything down from the States at an exorbinate cost including outrageous import tax, but thanks for the suggestion. Costa Rica
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Surely there are Kia trucks/SUVs in Costa Rica with disc brakes up front? I don't know how close the Kia really is to a Ranger.
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