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Old 05-04-2012, 02:59 PM
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The Street Rod Manufacturing Co. F3 Disc Brake Conversion Kit

Curious if any of you guys have bought and installed the F2/F3 disc brake conversion kit that The Street Rod Manufacturing Co. sells and whether you would/wouldn't recommend it. Here is a link to the front kit...

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They also have a kit for the 67-72 Dana 60 rear end...

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Thinking of going this route, just hoping I could get some feedback or reviews instead of going in blind.
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I would also check some of the other make sites to see if anyone there has experience
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Purchased the front disc kit for my '50 F3. I did a test fit and it went together nice. IIRC, the brackets bolt together toward the front of the axle and you'll need to swap the Ch*vy calipers left and right to orient the bleeder screws upward. Takes early-mid 80's K10 calipers. Axle is apart now redoing the king pins so I don't have any opinion on performance but I think this is the way to go if you're keeping the stock axle. The kit will reuse your existing hubs and the rotors go on just like the drums come off.

As for the rear kit, there are 2 listed so make sure you get the right one. 2659 is for drums attached to the back of the hub, 2659L is for drums that come off without removing the hub (This is what's on my rear axle, off of a 1966)

SO there's my 2 cents. Good luck!
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Purchased the front disc kit for my '50 F3. I did a test fit and it went together nice. IIRC, the brackets bolt together toward the front of the axle and you'll need to swap the Ch*vy calipers left and right to orient the bleeder screws upward. Takes early-mid 80's K10 calipers. Axle is apart now redoing the king pins so I don't have any opinion on performance but I think this is the way to go if you're keeping the stock axle. The kit will reuse your existing hubs and the rotors go on just like the drums come off.

As for the rear kit, there are 2 listed so make sure you get the right one. 2659 is for drums attached to the back of the hub, 2659L is for drums that come off without removing the hub (This is what's on my rear axle, off of a 1966)

SO there's my 2 cents. Good luck!
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Awesome, thanks for the heads up on the rear and the front caliper swap. Once you're rolling again stop back in and let us know. I'll be doing the conversion on a '50 F68 so essentially the same vehicle as yours.

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I used a Street Rod Enginering Mustang II IFS kit and it came with the disc brake kit. All works just fine. My only beef with it is the instructions with the kit, not so good. Lots of phone calls to Arizona. But it all came together well in the end so I'd recommend them.
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I just posted on a earlier thread about the front kit for my f250. They work, and TSM is a great company to deal with. I have bought 2 different brake kits over the years from them and have nothing but good experiences.
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F2/3 Disk Brake conversion
Found some info - For what it's worth - I just quick scaned the articles - Some good info about things that need done by installer

Chrysler Corp. 8.25 Disc Conversion
Rear Disc Brake Conversion
The Mustang II Organization
Disc Brakes
http://jeep.off-road.com/jeep/tech/d...all-20556.html
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The Street Rod Manufacturing Co - Google Search
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I started a thread with a detailed installation here...

TSM Mfg Front Disc Brake Conversion Kit Installation
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I emailed with them a bit but did not like that they used gm parts.

They are 3/4 ton rated parts however if that is of concern.

I made up my own brackets out of 3/8 plate to hold 1995 Ford F250 calipers, the rotors are also 1995 Ford F250 non HD parts.

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Subscribed . Briz I am curious what you paid to get that kit to Edmonton , You know exchange,freight,brokerage the usual crap we have to put up with .
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I emailed with them a bit but did not like that they used gm parts.

They are 3/4 ton rated parts however if that is of concern.

I made up my own brackets out of 3/8 plate to hold 1995 Ford F250 calipers, the rotors are also 1995 Ford F250 non HD parts.

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That's the way to do it! I wish companies would move up to the newer style calipers with the mounting bracket instead of the old chevy calipers. The TSM kit would be better if it used the matching dual piston calipers for the rotors they include. Ford has had dual piston calipers available since 1968. Chevy didn't get any till 1999.
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Yes I totally agree. I love these type of caliper mounting systems!

Mine is an F250 and I wanted to give it proper F250 brakes.

The studs go thru the rotor and hub just like they would on a 2WD 1995 F250.

People have also modified the bracket from the 70's F250's to mount the same size rotor and brakes.

This rotor was used from 70's to 98 or so.
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Did you do a Master Cylinder change with the disc brakes and if so to what?
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Subscribed . Briz I am curious what you paid to get that kit to Edmonton , You know exchange,freight,brokerage the usual crap we have to put up with .
A lot haha. The rotors/brackets were $339.95 USD, the calipers/braided stainless 14" lines were another $150.

Freight was $152.75 USD for UPS Standard. Duty was another $95 CDN (COD payable to UPS)

So total here is $642.70 USD and $95 CDN.

Won't know the actual conversion will I get my credit card statement but by today's exchange $642.70 USD works out to $706.84 CDN

So all in it looks like it'll be right around $800. Little steeper than I was thinking before it all added up but I'm happy with the finished product.

Like Jules I'm not overly enthused about using GM calipers/pads so down the line I may just fabricate a bracket to hold Ford calipers.
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