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Old 11-26-2012, 09:24 AM
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disc brake conversion

Have you heard of scarebird.com? Well they sell you the brackets and then give you a list of the most economical parts to complete the disc brakes on classic cars, for instance they'll tell you the caliper comes from a S10, the brake lines from an Escalde and so on. Unfortunately they do not have brackets for our trucks, so my question is does anyone know how to do it like this? Frankenstein and low expense. Maybe the thread is out here and you might simply paste the link, I could not find it. In my defense, the most effective "Stickys" IMO, individually list procedures such as "disc brake conversion", replace cab corners" etc, they are not one huge lengthy sticky that covers 500 procedures.
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There's several companies, including Speedway, that sells the brackets, hardware and special bearing spacers you need, with a list of components to procure locally. It's about $100.
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Also try CPP in Fullerton, Ca.

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I used rotors from a 75-81 Aspen or Volare with a 4-1/2" bolt circle. 78-81 Camaro/Firebird brake calipers. Engineered Components, Inc. - Your One Stop Brake Shop!
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I stayed with 5 on five and a half so I could match my 9 in. axle. It uses mid modern f150 rotors.
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I got Speedway's 5x5.5" kit for $279. I called and spoke with them and they were very helpful. As said earlier, you can buy the bracket kit and then piece it together if you want (you will need the kit at a minimum as it has the caliper brackets and adapter bushing for the spindle). I think they use mid 70's f150 rotors and impala calipers (I have it written down in the kit in the garage). I compared prices at NAPA and it looked like it was going to run very similar in price if not more, to piecemeal it together.

I was planning on ordering it from them anyway (and did), and just called to check so if I needed to replace anything down the road, I could do so locally.

You could probably save some cash by junkyarding the parts, but is that a chance you really want to take for a safety item (for you and everyone else on the road with you)?
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Ditto to what dmack91 posted.

I bought the basic kit from ECI, which is basically the caliper bracket and the shim for the spindle. I already owned a set of b ig GM calipers from my donor car. If you're staying with the 5 on 5 1/2 bolt patter then the kit calls for rotors from 73 to mid 90's Ford 1/t ton trucks. The rotors will take the 73-mid 90's inner bearing and seal. the outer bearing is a mid 1980's GM mid sized car (Chevelle, Monte Carlo, Cutlass, etc) outer bearing.

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I got Speedway's 5x5.5" kit for $279. I called and spoke with them and they were very helpful. As said earlier, you can buy the bracket kit and then piece it together if you want (you will need the kit at a minimum as it has the caliper brackets and adapter bushing for the spindle). I think they use mid 70's f150 rotors and impala calipers (I have it written down in the kit in the garage). I compared prices at NAPA and it looked like it was going to run very similar in price if not more, to piecemeal it together.

I was planning on ordering it from them anyway (and did), and just called to check so if I needed to replace anything down the road, I could do so locally.

You could probably save some cash by junkyarding the parts, but is that a chance you really want to take for a safety item (for you and everyone else on the road with you)?
I also used that same kit from Speedway and I am totally impressed. Easy to install. Didn't even have to more the grease zerks.

To junkyard this kit it still would cost more, remember that you need a bracket and bearing adapter plus the gas and time.
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TSR mfg has a complete kit for the f1 -f3. Not sure if it fits a 53. But it is all ford.
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I am just doing some research before buying a front disc brake conversion kit for my 1951 F-1. Here's what I have saved so far...
1948-56 Ford F-1 and F-100 Truck Front Disc Brake Conversion Wheel Kit 18515
Classic Car and Truck Brake, Steering and Suspension Parts
1948-1956 Ford Half Ton Deluxe Disc Brake Kit, 5 x 5-1/2 Inch - Speedway Motors, America's Oldest Speed Shop
My only concern is will the stock 16" 5 stud 5-1/5 bolt pattern wheels clear the calipers okay. I have just received a reply from Performance On Line saying their kit won't work. Anyone have a first hand experience?
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