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American Racing Mags and Disc Brake Conversion Caliper Clearence
I am looking to put a disc brake conversion on my 1953 FORD f100. My front rims are 15x5 (I think), 5 bolt on 5.5 American Racing mags. Has anyone done this with this particular combo? Will I need to grind the caliper?
Also, does anyone have an idea what it costs for a shop to do this? I can't do it due to lack of skills physical condition.
I put a disc brakit on my 55 however I went from 5.5 to 4.5. The hardest thing was boiling the metal sleeve and pressing it on the spindle (if you call that hard) everything went on without any grinding. I did have to remove the grease fittings. My front rim size was also 15x8, I change them a e years ago to 15x6 on the front. There is a pic in my frame removal gallery.
Last edited by jaye; 06-27-2012 at 05:48 AM.
Reason: spelling errors
The driving factor in this is the diameter of the rotor, without that piece of the puzzle it's a tough question to answer. Lug spacing has little to do with caliper clearance.
Damn, I didn't even think of that. I'll be using the conversion form Mid-Fifty (which I believe is a CPP). There website says you'll have to shave the calipers if using stock steelies. I'll call them tomorrow and verify the disc diameter.
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