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Old 12-24-2010, 10:13 AM
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Dana 60 rear disc brake conversion

What is involved in doing a drum to disc swap on a Dana 60 rear axle? Are there any aftermarket kits, or would I have to find hardware off of a newer model with a dana 60?
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Old 12-24-2010, 10:39 AM
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I've seen a few threads on it when I was searching myself
Seems to be a few kits with mixed results of what works best
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here is a link '72-'79 Ford Dana 60


and here is a pic of my swap


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hope this help you.
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good stuff, i wanted to ask the same question as i found several kits online but wasnt sure which to use. i also didnt want to make another thread on it but i couldnt find much during a search.

so other then the brackets, this kit uses standard GM parts?
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yes i used gm calipers and rotors from a 77 3/4 4x4 chevy truck.i also opted for the stainless steel braided brake line kit it was very easy to install.
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yes i used gm calipers and rotors from a 77 3/4 4x4 chevy truck.i also opted for the stainless steel braided brake line kit it was very easy to install.
did you get the calipers through them or some where local? thanks for the info
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you can buy them though them but i got mine locally an saved about $100dollars in shipping
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good stuff man, thanks
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your welcome . i think its a great kit . I love finding things that give the best bang for the buck and this kit fits the bill !!!
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your welcome . i think its a great kit . I love finding things that give the best bang for the buck and this kit fits the bill !!!
certainly seems like a pretty reasonable price for a win win item. i have to buy all new drums shoes cylinders, the whole nine anyway so why no go to something better and something that will preform better?
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he's right on the year rotors and calipers to use but as far as brackets go i made my own for free

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I just used a piece of construction paper and made it work. The only critical thing is the hole centers and tapped.
I like this design so I could clock it perfect to allow the bleeder screw to sit vertical AFTER I rotated my diff up for my cv driveshaft. The axle points up about 20 degrees with my lift so i dont think a stcok bracket would of worked as well.

As for brake line stainless is nice but mine i searched through a brake line catalogue and found these from a 80's chevette car!! 10$ each and works great with enough length to still service pads.

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As you can see its been sitting for awhile now...

This is actually a D70 rear axle but same thing. Even my diff cover was described to fit a dana 60 but I knew they interchange

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and now you need a parking brake!

This is what i use

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its a mechanical ball valve line lock using brake pressure. Hold brakes on then twist valve.
It pretty badass.

I put mine here

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It makes it easy to install and is in a good accessible spot.

I love it offroad on a hill i engage it, then with foot on gas and clutch i gas it on the hill then twist the line lok off so i have zero roll back and just go straight up.
Also on a tight corner i put it on, engage my twin stick t case to front wheel drive only, then crank wheel hard in direction needed then gassing it pivot off my back tires on a dime turning corner. Who does that in there 73 Dent lol
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Here's a couple I have saved that show the part #'s etc. for the 8 lug trucks.
1977 Ford F250 4x4 - Dana 60 Disc Brake Conversion

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/88...sc-brakes.html
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and now you need a parking brake!

This is what i use

Click the image to open in full size.

its a mechanical ball valve line lock using brake pressure. Hold brakes on then twist valve.
It pretty badass.

I put mine here

Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
It makes it easy to install and is in a good accessible spot.

I love it offroad on a hill i engage it, then with foot on gas and clutch i gas it on the hill then twist the line lok off so i have zero roll back and just go straight up.
Also on a tight corner i put it on, engage my twin stick t case to front wheel drive only, then crank wheel hard in direction needed then gassing it pivot off my back tires on a dime turning corner. Who does that in there 73 Dent lol
thats pretty awesome lol. duno if id want it on a street truck but definitely a neat idea
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and now you need a parking brake!

This is what i use

Click the image to open in full size.

its a mechanical ball valve line lock using brake pressure. Hold brakes on then twist valve.
It pretty badass.

I put mine here

Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
It makes it easy to install and is in a good accessible spot.

I love it offroad on a hill i engage it, then with foot on gas and clutch i gas it on the hill then twist the line lok off so i have zero roll back and just go straight up.
Also on a tight corner i put it on, engage my twin stick t case to front wheel drive only, then crank wheel hard in direction needed then gassing it pivot off my back tires on a dime turning corner. Who does that in there 73 Dent lol
Yeah. those are illegal in any of the states i have lived in.

We call those micro brakes
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