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Old 09-19-2012, 10:02 AM
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Thread revival! I am very interested in doing this. The proliferation of late model mustangs with 12 inch rotors and large calipers makes me want to poo poo the idea of buying a kit with 11 inch rotors and single piston GM calipers.....

I am surprised with the amount of aftermarket development that a kit hasn't been created up to this point!

I am already planning on running 16 inch wheels on my truck, so that is not a concern. Also, the late model mustangs have a wide track front clip, that uses large backspaced wheels to regain the "old" track width. The wheels typically used on F100's are lower offset which should, in theory, push the outer part of the back of the wheel away from the larger mustang caliper... So I doubt caliper size will be an issue.

This is one of the biggest reasons the late CV IFS swap is so attractive in my book... you get big 12 inch rotors and calipers, as well as power steering, all in one shot. But the track width is too wide, unless you want to run late model, high offset wheels.

If we could get the same brake setup on our stock front ends, we'd be a big jump towards the best of both worlds...
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Ihave been researching alot of the kits availabel as they all seem to use a different combination of parts.

So far i have discovered that the 79 thru 96 ford f150 rotor will go straight onto the stock spindle. No spacers or adapters needed jsut new bearngs.

Saturday i borrowed one froma freind of mine who has his 95 2wd in pieces, and it is true. fits very nicely. i am now trying to decide on a caliper and will make my own bracket.

I have a pair of 73 Torino calipers that i think i can make work.

I will report back when i get some results.
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so as long as you go with (or stay with) a truck bolt pattern in the rear, you can slide on F150 rotors on the front, then it's just a matter of bracketry for the calipers.... sounds good!
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Anyone find a all ford part disc brake combo?
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Ihave been researching alot of the kits availabel as they all seem to use a different combination of parts.

So far i have discovered that the 79 thru 96 ford f150 rotor will go straight onto the stock spindle. No spacers or adapters needed jsut new bearngs.

Saturday i borrowed one froma freind of mine who has his 95 2wd in pieces, and it is true. fits very nicely. i am now trying to decide on a caliper and will make my own bracket.

I have a pair of 73 Torino calipers that i think i can make work.

I will report back when i get some results.
This is an old thread but has anyone done this? what bearings, I assume not the stock f 150 ones. I think I will try this. any input welcome.
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There is no reason the front brake calipers from a mid 2000's Panther platform (Crown Vic Grand Marquis Town Car) could not be used with mid 70's F100 front Disks , with an appropriate mounting bracket for the caliper. The advantage over the GM stuff is you get a dual piston caliper, and the mounting bracket should be an easier fab than the one for the GM calipers.
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well Its time to jump in and do it unless I do the jag front end.
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Here is a place to check for Ford rotors for f-1 and f100's

http://www.magnumaxle.net/MagnumAxelCatalogWeb.pdf
THIS LINK NO LONGER WORKS
I just tried it now.
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I weighed in on this thread earlier, back six years ago about what I did on the front of my F1 with the Dakota IFS. I used Wilwood D52 dual piston calipers which is a direct replacement for the GM single piston caliper and both use the same brake pad.

On my Torino big bearing 9 inch Ford housing I used a Wilwood rear disk brake kit which is a dual piston caliper which uses the GM D154 brake pad and has an internal drum parking brake. Wilwood makes a D154 rear kit to fit just about whatever rear end you are using. Link is here, scroll down to the D154 Rear Brake kits:
Wilwood Disc Brakes - Search: d154 rear brake kits

I have 17 inch American Racing wheels and this kit fits easily within the wheels with room to spare. I probably could have used 16's and they would still fit.

Philip
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Here is what I did on my 55 F250...photobucket seems to have broken and my pics are not showing up right now...I bought 1995 F250 calipers and rotors and just welded up some brackets out of 3/8 plate to hold the caliper. You should be able to scroll thru some of the photobucket pics in the second links.

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...version-4.html

20131027_102924_1.jpg Photo by SandersBallistics | Photobucket

20131027_132317_1.jpg Photo by SandersBallistics | Photobucket
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