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Old 08-24-2004, 12:34 PM
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any old MOPAR gurus here?? need brake & u-joint help

i'm getting a 50 dodge car but want to get rid of those funky brakes they have (kinda like HUCK brakes), i'm going to change the rearend so thats not a problem, but the fronts will be... is there anything that will swap so i can put later model front drum brakes on this thing & i dont need disc brakes either since i'll be running the stock flathead mtr & tranny.

also how do ya swap out those wierd looking u-joints they have("Ball and Pin" type) & use the later model joints on them. i know i'll need a drive shaft made for it BUT i want to get rid of those Ball and Pin joints since the cost $150 EACH...... can anyone give me some help here or direct me to a site that can help me.....thanks.....joe

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Old 08-24-2004, 03:25 PM
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as far as brakes you can try Ply-do, they should have something that will allow you to upgrade to discs using original spindles. i know you say you don't need discs but i would upgrade to discs myself, IMO. i had a '48 Dodge and i know that they don't stop too quick.

also, on the driveshaft. the original shaft should be a 2piece with a yoke on each end. maybe once you figure out what rearend you're putting in, you could find a yoke to fit the new rearend and have it welded to the original driveshaft and then have it balanced. or are you wanting to replace both ends of the driveshaft? i didn't think those joints were that expensive.


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