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Old 08-07-2013, 11:36 PM
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Well I got a complete Explorer rear end for 75 bones that had all the parts for the disk brake conversion and when I had the rear narrowed the guy welded on the correct housing ends to fit so home free on the whole rear end good to go for something that fits my budget..

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Disc kit

I used the kit from speedway, bolt on no welding fits both large and small bearing 9 inch
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rear disc

Just getting to this also on dahud.
Have a pr of weld on metric caliper brackets that are for 11.75 inch rotors.
Have new calipers with the emerg brake cable hook up.
Will be running old style big bearing axles 5 on 4.5 in pattern.2.5 in offset.
Question is ,are there any ford rear rotors available or is aftermarket the only option?
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Just getting to this also on dahud.
Have a pr of weld on metric caliper brackets that are for 11.75 inch rotors.
Have new calipers with the emerg brake cable hook up.
Will be running old style big bearing axles 5 on 4.5 in pattern.2.5 in offset.
Question is ,are there any ford rear rotors available or is aftermarket the only option?
Look at the Wilwood rear rotors. By the time you buy the 'hat' and rotors, it will probably equal what an OEM would after hours of catalog time and trying to find something new to fit. You can then position the bracket where needed
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yeah,here ya there.spedaway has the 125 buk kit.Hoping someone knows a part number,pr of oem around 100 buks local.
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This setup is on my coupe have used it for over 15,000 miles. This is on a 1957 Ford RearendA friend had some brake brackets for 3 inch tube you can find them any where Speedway has them. I used Lincoln Verseai rotors, but I did find out 90 jeep rear waggoner rotors 3 inch tall,11 inch dia, 5 - 4 1/2 bolt pattern Car Quest p/n 5115 would also work. You might have to knotch brackets for small flange on calipers, also possibly open up opening more that goes onto axle tube to be sure brake pads are not sticking up above rotors. I used mid seventies gm front calipers I believe for a 76 impala. Put calipers together bolt to brackets and place over rotors. Put some lug nuts on studs to be sure rotors are on tight,also you might have to do some minor machining on inside of rotors to be sure rotors are flat against the axle. Apply some air pressure to caliper to firmly snug them to rotors and align up, tack in place release air pressure look everything over and rotate be sure everything turns ok and looks straight. I made some gussets and added them too. Be sure and put retainer bolts through axles flange in case can't get bolts in after welding,also placed some washers between axle flange and retainer to makeup space for backing plate. You also might have to put in longer wheels studs. Also used a brake fitting from Parts America or Advance Auto parts p/n 327853 7/16-20 to 3/16 hard line, be sure and use a copper washer I also used small amount of silicone pipe sealant. One thing to be aware of is the bleader vent for calipers be sure they are pointing up. I'm using manual brakes, had to use a small bore m/c to get enough pressure to stop good.

you might have to do some minor machining on inside of rotors to be sure rotors are flat against the axle.IS this necessary with the 5115 rotor?Anyone know how much needs to be taken out?
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I have the Willwood system on my 34 (different than Irelands Child). It works great but the "E" brake should not be called an "Emergency Brake" it is a "Parking Brake" and will not function as an "E Brake".

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I have the Willwood system on my 34 (different than Irelands Child). It works great but the "E" brake should not be called an "Emergency Brake" it is a "Parking Brake" and will not function as an "E Brake".

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Vince - yours is, if I recall, the Explorer design. That arrived on the shelf about 10 minutes after I pushed the buy button for mine and actually will fit most 15" wheels which not all will work with my setup (tho the 17" on the rear of my particular car was a better choice).

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So one part number so far.. jeep.5115,may have to trim axle flange diameter....11 inch.
Removal of mount bracket material required for proper caliper height....found this info,
75-85 caddy calipers with emerg brackets..emerg cables from bronco.
75-77bronco and 150 rotors.Look like only 2 inch,wouldnt 2.7-3.5 be better?Part numbers?
Whats explorer year,rotor part number and rotor size?
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5115...11.024 dia...3.23 tall..little over 6 inch wide flange face.Ford axle 6.22??will measure .flange material will need to be removed..same thickness as m2 fronts,granada,,, for metric calipers.
.61 stud hole..guess they will have to be redrilled to .50 inch.
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Here ya go, affordable Ford rear disc kits of all kinds and flavors: Ford Disc Brake Conversion Kits 9 inch
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