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Old 11-24-2005, 03:28 PM
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23T Hub and Disc Brake

I have a 4" dropped tube axle with bare 37 to 41 Repro Ford spindles. Any ideas on what can I use for a good hub and disc brake setup which will bolt right on. The kits are way out of line and I was hoping someone might have an idea on a good setup which I could scrounge from a wreckers or parts car or where I might get some plans/templets to make adapters.

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I have seen none that "bolt right on". The problem being that the old Ford spindles are too long. Almost all of the disc brake stuff uses a narrower hub/bearing setup. I have made up spacers to adapt modern bearings/seals to the spindles. Then used late seventies Malibu/Chevy or
Volare/Ford bolt pattern rotors. With homemade caliper brackets. But that is what the kits do..

Another one I have done was use spacer, then an old Pinto/Must II hub that had wasted rotors. Busted the rotors off. Turned the hubs down to fit Type II VW rotor hats and calipers (look a bit like Airheart) made up a caliper mount. Works good on the "T" bucket it's on.

Up side= little cost, just labor. Down side = machines cost me $60,000.
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You can buy the kits reasonably priced at www.speedway.com. The kits come two ways..with everything, and with everything except the rotors, and calipers. So if you can get them cheaper elsewhere it would save you a little.
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Thanks for the info guy's I appreciate it. I'll probably go the aftermarket route as I want to get this chassis rolling ASAP.
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