|07-24-2012 07:46 PM|
|327NUT||Use the Ford Explorer disc brake conversion....$400 and its a bolt on with the E brake in the hat...great set up.|
|07-23-2012 06:55 AM|
stock axles 4.5
Depending on the width you want you might be able to use a bunch of stock pieces. some stock axles if you can match axle length to spline count. Ford 9 in have different axle bearing sized ends. the ones with what is called torino size are a bolt on for explores with the internal shoe parking brake, Mid 80's town car have lever parking brakes that use the calipers and I think they also are bolt on, same as explorer. . Disk brakes came on lincoln versailles 9 in rears, optional on mercury monarch. with the 4.5 pattern.. 70's lincoln continental optional with the wide 9 3/8 and 5 on 5, a regular size 9 pumpkin will fit into a 9 3/8 lincoln. I have put pieces to gether in a wrecking yard. Mustang 8.8 housing, Ranger 4.5 x 5 axles, and lincoln town car rear discs and calipers .
FWd Caddy and Buick rear calipers from mid 80's with parking brakes used to be part of some kits , I don't know if they will fit the brackers in the kit listed above.
|07-23-2012 06:09 AM|
I am using the Ford explorer because of the e-brake setup on those..fairly cost effective..Since i had a truck housing I did need to change the ends on the housing though..
|07-23-2012 05:40 AM|
A quick search got me Lincoln Mk VII Rear Disc Conversion Adapter Brackets. They use the Lincoln factory discs on the 9" rear end, all bolt on. IIRC the Lincoln disc brakes include a parking brake.
A kit for using the GM calipers (w/o parking brake) is Ford 9 Inch Bolt-On Rear Disc Brake Kit - Speedway Motors, America's Oldest Speed Shop.
Here is a list of threads here on Hotrodders that may help.
|07-23-2012 05:31 AM|
|07-22-2012 11:01 PM|
9" ford 5x5.5 drums to 5x4.5 discs?
Hello gents. I have a 9" Ford that I am going to have narrowed down and I want to switch from drum to disc brakes. I am going to switch out the stock axles for aftermarket axles so I can get to my desired pattern of 4.5 x 5.
I am trying to save money where I can on this project so I am trying to find out what disc brake set ups are out there on certain years and models of Ford vehicles, that I can rob from a junk yard (calipers, brackets, brake lines and possibly even rotors) to switch out the drum brakes for discs. Any suggestions on which vehicles might be candidates for this swap? If you need more information on the rear end let me know I will get it and post it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.