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Old 04-11-2011, 05:38 PM
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Econoline front disc brakes...is it possibl,e?

Buildingg 1961 Econoline, is it possible to install front disc brakes...is there a company that sells a conversion kit to accomplish this, or a donor vehicle?

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It is possible. I read on either here or Vintage vans. where someone was doing this. He had pictures of the power brake booster under the truck and disc brake conversion for the front axle.
Another fella that has not been here for a while. Put a Jaguar car rearend in his truck. It worked great and they have disc brakes for them also. He said those rearends are cheap over in England where he is at.
I check some of the sponsor sites that specialise on Econolines, I thinks it is Macs that has something to do a conversion.
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:23 AM
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Try these:

D & D Disc brake kits, convert your econoline drum brakes to our disc brake kit for a great price

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Here is a link to a site showing it being done.

61-67 Ford Econoline Disc Brake Install
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another option is the AMC set up
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Remember that the discs require different pressure than the drums ... ideally you should have a dual master and then a porportioning valve for the rear ... D&D Brakes sells a bracket that replaces the single set up and accommodates a dual ... OLDSKOOL actually has a remote resevoir kit for the 67 master ... you never have to pop the floor again ...
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Thats the mingle set up ... I have it here ...
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This is a nice straight forward disc set up. Later.
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I'm considering a Dodge Kframe set on one of mine Econo trucks. Have not got to that stage yet. But lke the idea of a nice soft riding front end with the torsion bars to adjust the height.
Dodge K frames come with all the control arms, Steering box and disc brakes. Just have to make a mounting points for the Kframe.
I just been too busy with other projects these years. But it is what 'm thinking of giving it a try.
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That torsion front end would be slick. I really like the idea of wrenchin 2 bolts to lower.
Has it been done before, if so than could save some headaches.
I guess that would just be a bonus with the main reason being a better steering box and disks. Later.
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I don't know if done on Econoline van tuck. But it has been doe on a number of 50'strucks nowadays. Even rat rodders are fitting them onto old car frames of the 20's for nicer rides with V8 engines. Not so much for racing, more show.
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Template

Does anyone have or know where to get a template of the caliper mount for the front axle? I like the kits out there but kind of pricey for what you get in some of them.
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Here is a link to a site showing it being done.

61-67 Ford Econoline Disc Brake Install
Thats a great page, but why didn't the installer put part numbers and pieces used.

Its proven it can be done, but useless to the rest of us unfortunately.
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