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I am thinking of installing front disc brakes on my 52 coupe. Anyone tried the spindle conversation to disc by Rusty Hope. The bearing hubs are made from aluminum. I would think they should be strong enough for a flat head 6 front weight. Any thoughts? Stan

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Bolt 'em up, they'll be fine.
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I am thinking of installing front disc brakes on my 52 coupe. Anyone tried the spindle conversation to disc by Rusty Hope. The bearing hubs are made from aluminum. I would think they should be strong enough for a flat head 6 front weight. Any thoughts? Stan
I used the Rusty Hope disc conversion on my daily driver 48 Plymouth coupe and ran them for about 8 years before selling. They fit well and other than having to drill and tap the three spindle mounting holes to a slightly larger size it was a full bolt on.

Worked great even as a daily drive in Dallas traffic.

Charlie is very responsive to technical inquiries as well.
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I used the Scarebird conversion on my '50 Plymouth. You don't need to tap the spindle with the Scarebird kit but they are functionally similar designs. Mazda/ Probe rotors and S10 calipers make for a very cheap reliable setup
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