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Old 01-22-2006, 02:28 PM
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Front Disk brake conversion

Looking for disk brake conversion.I would like to convert 1937 Ford front axle drum brakes to disks, using ford calipers & rotors. Do you know of any kits,or what parts are needed so that I may do it myself.

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Sacramento Vintage Ford has a lot of stuff.

http://www.vintage-ford.com/sect_sea...ategory=Brakes
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http://www.ecihotrodbrakes.com/musta...nversions.html


These guys kit uses Ford rotors but Gm calipers. Most kits do.

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I've installed Wilwood's front brake kit on my T-Bucket using the early Ford front spindles. Simple bolt-on process. Excellent quality. Check to make sure your master cylinder is compatible with whatever you install.
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Front Disk brake conversion

I do not want to use any G.M.parts on my Ford.Would like any info on conversion using all Ford parts.
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Started cneckin out a possiblity today

I burned a set of ford 1/2 ton van disks out (1985) keeping the split axle ends.
Today I'm going to remove the Kingpins and try the spindle ***. on my 32 axle. Looks close at least.............Anyone else try this???
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Disc conversion

ECI engineered Components has a Basic kit for 125.00 or Complete kit for 349.95 I was looking for my parts for my 67 econo and just double checked there web www,ecihotrodbrakes.com Hope it's correct. Loneranger
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Hey, let us know if this works. On my 34, I would like to convert to discs,but want to use Ford pick up because I'm running vintage set of Torque Thrusts,but they are the 5 on 5 1/2 pattern. I want to stay with the wheels, but don't know if they will work with discs,(back space, diameter,etc.)Thanks.
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Back burner

I had to jump off of that for the time being because the 9" rear I picked up was small bolt patt. and I already have a brake set up ready to go for that patt. I will however be pressing King pins out of everything I own in the next week or so I'll get back to you.................
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Disc Conversion

You may want to check out MPBrakes.com as they have a large number of conversion kits. I purchased a set for my 1936 Chev straight axle.

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FORD conversion

Sorry I didn't read you'r full post before replying I'v checked since then .it seems everyone favorers GM calipers for retros , probably do to mounting which is the case with ECI if I come across anything all FORD I'll let you know. Loneranger
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Thank's for the input. There must be a conversion out there somewhere,they haven't all ways just used GM for parts.It seams that over the years gone by
many hotrodders/builders have taken the easy way ( lazy way ) out. If I can't
get a reply back by months end I'll just have crack open bearing & race
catalogs. Hopefully it won't take to long. This will be just one of the obstacles
of many to over come in completing my project.
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Brake Conversion

It is best to purchase if you can, but you could make your own. Basicly the system is a plate that mounts to your existing spindle and then a set of holes cut to fit a set of calipers. You could make a template out of wood or plastic and adjust things until all things fit. Email me if you want more details.
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