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Old 08-18-2018, 02:45 PM
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Disc brake conversion kits

I dont have the skills to do a Grand Marquis front end swap on the 71 F100 I'm buying.

Has any used a bolt on kit for the stock front end? Which kit and pointers to not screw up?

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factory parts fit

The early Ford F100/150 2WD trucks didnít have optional front disc brakes until 1969 and were not standard until 1975. You might be able to find a wrecking yard or craigs list truck and use the factory parts and replace whats worn, calipers= hoses= rotors
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Ford front end. Twin I beam advise. Run from it.

Run a 60-63 Ford or modern solid drop I beam axle with cross over steering and posie leaf springs. Stupid simple to set up. Cheap at around $700 for everything(shop around). Alignment is easy and the thing is strong.

It won't be IFS. As far as simplicity goes a tape measure and some basic tools can get it under there and safe at highway speeds.

It does not need to be high either. You can run springs with little arch and have a drop axle which will allow you to keep the axle center low letting you keep that engine low. The shock styles and cost will determine how "car-like" the thing rides. The leafs locate, the shocks stabilize.

Adjustability comes in the form of shocks and/or spring over shocks. Once again this is not IFS. But shy of a road course or cruising through the whoops a solid I beam makes for an easy to run and adjust front end.

Brakes can be added from a variety of companies to older axles. Some axles from various companies have provisions for disc built right in making it a simple setup using common parts that your local autoparts store stocks. Planning everything and making a parts list will make the thing more of a bolt in thing.

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This is my first Ford in like 20yrs. The diesel project not included as this will be a daily driver. My skills are of average backyard mechanic level. As much as I'd like to do the IFS swap it well beyond me to do it.

I'm not to good with what parts to get which was why I'm looking for kits. But I've got time to research while recovering from having my shoulder rebuilt.

If I were to go the OEM route I'd need spindles, backing plates, rotors and calright.

More details on the truck...

71 F100, SWB, 302 auto, PS, manual brakes for now. It runs and drives tight.
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Look here.
https://scarebird.com/index.php?rout...product_id=149
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Nice piece! I'll have to ask them what bearings to use. I just dont want to assume Dodge bearings
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They’ll have it all listed in the instructions.
I bought a kit years ago for my Mopar.
Well built brackets.
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jag xj6-12

We have been pulling Jag fronts or rears for $100 to 150. a jag is an easy swap into for pickups lots of info on the web.

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...o-f100.571296/
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Interesting on the Jag. Something to consider down the road
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Twin I beam problems

Twin I beams gave a better ride than the old solid straight axle. If You don't change the load. My old F 250 hd had the suspension aligned by the former owner with a big overhead camper, The shop bent the axle . I only had a shell and pulled a trailer. the alignment was way off with out a load on the front, and started to wear tires before I had it realigned.
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