1977 Ford F250 4x4-Dana 60 Disc Brake Conversion

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Album Title: Dana 60 Disc Brake Conversion
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Grant Blevins Monticello, Kentucky
1977 Ford F250
manual 4x4
Mileage: 0
Project is very easy. Got parts from Autozone and Advance Auto Parts. The braking difference is incredible. Being able to make skid marks with 38" tires is enough said...

$59 Caliper Brackets (Greatlakeoffroad.com)
$59 Loaded Calipers w/ pads and hardware (75 Chevy K20 4x4)
$30 Core Charge (Calipers)
$48 Two Rotors (75 Chevy K20 4x4)
$26 Two Brake Hoses (76 Dodge W100 4x4)
$6 Hard brake lines 8" and 40"
$8 Two Banjo bolts for the calipers
($236 Total)
($206 Total, if I had some calipers for the core charge)

Drum Brake Rebuild cost comparison

$89 Drums
$14 Shoes
$55 springs and internal parts
$20 wheel cyclinders
($178 Total)
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Finished product. ...

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Old Drum Brakes... ...

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Old Drum Brakes... ...

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Caliper bracket from Greatlakeoffroad.com ($59) ...

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Used some 8" rubber brake lines from a 1976 Dodge truck plus new ...

Great photos. I might consider that conversion for my '76 F250. Will 16" rims clear the rear calipers?
By tomcasino

Yes, your photos are excellent. What about the emergency brake - the Chevy K20 calipers seem to be front ones.... so no e-brake?...
By Mr. Fixit

1) Yes, 16" wheels will clear the calipers 2) No e-brake :( 3) You can buy e-brake calipers for $300 from TSM. They come off a 1976 caddy eldarado.
By highway90

Where did you get the '75 K20 rotors?
By 1978Crew

is there a bracket for ford dual piston calipers? i think they use slides...which sucks, but calipers for a 94 ford (all hardware less the pads) for 41$ ea.(including core).
By blucollar4xford

What Wheel studs did you use & What size?
By 1979F350/460

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