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65 Galaxie 500 disc brake swap, on the cheap?

Got a customer that just bought a 65 Galaxie 500 he wants to turn into a Saturday night cruiser. We've got a plan for the 352, but looking at the brake stuff out there, it's all pretty expensive. Seems like some later model stuff should fit, pretty much bolt on, anybody got any plans or suggestions?

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most common method:

http://www.mustangandfords.com/techa...sc_brakes.html

or swap rears out of a explorer whatever...
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If it were mine, Exploder rear discs would be a no brainer, but I don't think he wants to get that carried away. I insisted on replacing the single pot master with a dual system. The customer found something on a website somewhere that suggested several later model Fords would have spindles and all that would just bolt on, for a lot less than the $800~$900 systems he's been finding. If that is true, I'm thinking my best bet would be to adapt the master & booster from the donor car as well, possibly/probably the combi valve too,
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that was a poor link choice...

there are bunches of articles on using/swapping various lincoln disc rear axles onto different cars....

http://www.fordmuscle.com/archives/2...rinoreardiscs/

(I don't know what the galaxie axle lengths are to help you further)

a option he might not be aware of is you can just mount wider shoes and drums for more braking power (and not likely have to mess with the master and valve) if he has wheel well clearance
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more details on choices...
(crown vic axles may be an option,,,cut and re-splined????)

http://forums.vintage-mustang.com/vi...e-upgrade.html

lol,,why is it only after you dump a great article link you do then need it....

I had a step by step for converting to "wagon" shoes,,,of course I found that right after I had just put all new everything on the rear of my car...
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The plan is to just make the rear function as it did when new, but convert the front to discs, and go to a dual system instead of the single pot master. I've got lots of options for rear discs if he wanted to go that way, I maintain a fleet of Crown Vic and Grand Marquis, and I'm sure I could make the rear discs off them work, I've done a bit of searching for mid 70s FoMoCos and/or parts for sale on Craigslist, for a front brake system, kinda slim pickins so far,
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scarebird lists .57-'68 Galaxy kits..

http://scarebird.com/index.php?id=1
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good grief my brain is shot,,,,why did I assume rears????

anywho,,,
front discs on the galaxie were available starting in 66 and here's some more links to help your search:

Ford Galaxie Disc Brake Conversion
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70s Torino spindles bolt on, and came with disc brakes. The 66 to 69 full size disc setup was made by Bendix, with a 4 piston caliper, and unvented rotor. Rare then, and very hard to find parts for now.
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scarebird lists .57-'68 Galaxy kits..

http://scarebird.com/index.php?id=1
That Scarebird setup looks interesting, I think we'll be contacting them for more info, since that page isn't complete. Unless we can find a complete setup, all off the same car, being able to get common, off the shelf parts for a custom system would definitely be a plus.

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that "bracket" is available from many folks,,,"do" ask if you can use the present tie rods etc on a 65' which didn't have disc option
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Will do. Most of what I've read says you can shave about 1/8" off the steering arm and the tie rod will work just fine though.
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