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37 Dodge disk brakes

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I have a 37 B coupe with stock front axle. I would like to convert the brakes to disk. I was wondering if someone on the BB has done this conversion and what parts were used?

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My son has a 22 dodge lakester with a 36 plymouth wiggle tube axle. someone converted to camero disc's, but it wasn't done right. they used about a i inch spacer under the spindle nut and the caliper brackets did not have the torque stop designed in the pattern , when it stops all the stress is on the 2 caliper bolts.
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Not to be quoted for sure but I seem to remember from a couple of years ago some guy using Dodge Coronent rotors and calipers and makeing some adapters.Not a lot of aftermarket on those..worth a try..

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This is an easy conversion. Get the rotor, caliper, and bracket from a 2000 to 2005 Buick LeSabre with 15" rims. You use the stock hub and bearings. Turn the pilot on the hub down about .020 to fit snugly in the Buick rotor. File the lug holes on the Buick rotor to match the Plymouth bolt pattern, also about .020. Use 1/2" by 2" fine thread allen bolt for lug studs, installed from the inside of the hub. Install the hub on the spindle, install the caliper, and bracket over the rotor with new pads, and a piece of .020 cardstock between the inside pad and the rotor with the piston pushed all the way in. Make a .125" space between the caliper bridge and outside diameter of the rotor. Clamp it all in place. Make an adapter bracket to fit the bolt holes on the spindle, that the caliper bracket can bolt to. Spacers as necessary. That should do it. The rotor for 16" rims is bigger, and won't clear a lot of 15" rims, but if you are running bigger rims they will work.
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