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I am at the point of putting brakes on my bantam but the frt drums are missing parts and i dont know what type of spindles it has to do the disc conversion,so is it possible to run frt drums and rear disc with adjustable perportioning valves to adjust the brakes ? Any thoughts the car wieghs
1400 puonds also do i need frt brakes i have seen pics with spoke frt wheel and no brakes

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....also do i need frt brakes i have seen pics with spoke frt wheel and no brakes

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I don' think you will find anyone on this site that will suggest you go with only rear brakes!!!

What is the bolt pattern on those drums? We should/may be able to tell you what those drums/spindles are if you give us that info.
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I am not seriously considering no frt brakes just threw it out there for suggestions frt spindles i have been told are 54 chevy . I am trying to use parts i may already have .The conversion kits i have found all require machining to the spindles I really dont want to machine them if I can get
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Usually the old spindles were set up for ball bearings, and the length of the spindle was longer than if it was a roller bearing.

Machining the spindles is not a big deal; I found a home hobby machinist to do mine in his home shop.

When he finished turning them down, I had to cut more threads with a die, then cut off the extra length....all because he could not cut threads on his old lathe. It came out fine.
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I am just a little lazy I guess and do not want to remove the king pins
. I have not done them in a while since my first 59 f100 in high school
there are pics of the frt end in project journal maybe you can confirm the type of spindle , And yes it does have ball bearing wheel bearings .When I
remove the king pins will I have to replace them or can they be reused ?
also considering changing the frt suspension to coil overs I have some from one of my sons legends car with 300 lb springs.please ck out my pics and let me know if this will be a good idea more pictures to come


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After looking at the build; you most likely are going to have skinny tires & light wheels in the front?...plus big rears? Discs may not be needed on the front?

I'd maybe go to an old time auto parts store to get them to find the missing drum brake parts??


Maybe add a bar to the front hairpins also, looks a little weak?

Cool car.
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