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Old 09-11-2003, 12:22 AM
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79 LTD disc Brake rearend

Here's the situation, I have a rear axle from a 79 LTD with disc brakes. I also have a 1977 F-100 short box truck that I have been restoring. My thought was to set up an axle tube to accept the leaf springs and shock brackets of the truck so that I could mount the disc brake set up to the truck. My concerns are the proportioning valve that will be needed to get the correct pressure to the back calipers, and will I have to get a different master cylinder. My other concern is routing the E-brake cable.
Is it really worth it or would it be best to stick to the drum brake set up I currently have?

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Old 09-11-2003, 11:15 AM
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Disc brakes are much better than drums, so it's definately worth it. I would look into the master of the LTD and prop valve for correct size. The ebrake should be cake, just get under there and give it a look, it should make sense when you see it all under there. Did you measure the rear to make sure it was the correct size? I'd hate for you to get so far into it and find that the wheels won't fit in the wells...
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Old 09-11-2003, 11:19 AM
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I considered this too. I have found 9" rear disks are hard to come by. Often you have to go to a smaller diff to get rear disks. It a trade off I am un willing to make.
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