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Old 10-22-2017, 09:31 AM
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74 F250 Dana 60 - Drum to Disc?

Hi Everyone,

Looks like the pads on my rear drums are in need of replacing so this has me thinking about an upgrade to disc brakes in the rear. I've been wanting to replace the master cylinder and brake equalizer(has a broken safety switch) so seems like a good time for all of that.

Hoping for some advice on what I should consider in doing this and if anyone has suggestions on any kits etc that exist to make this easier.

Appreciate any advice from others who have done this.

Andrew
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Been looking at this for a while as well, this is one that comes up a lot and has a parking brake, important for me with a manual

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Good luck
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you can use front discs, and Cadillac calipers that have a built in e-brake.the only "custom" part needed is the mounting bracket/backing plate. They aren't crazy expensive.
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For my 76 I am gonna swap in a 14bolt rear from a Chevy truck to get a stronger axle and get disc rear brakes with the factory parking brake inside the rotor.

Dont forget to factor in all the little things. Those are what will kill you on a project like this.
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I'm also curious about this swap. Looks like 77 chebby K20 front rotors, calipers, pins and hoses. How about brackets? The weld on are cheaper but are they as good?
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I did this a while back when I swapped in a not destroyed axle I went with a company called lugnut 4x4

it came missing a part I got a new one immediately shipped to my dads then to me where it got lost in the mail sent back later lost in the house etc. Eventually I got it

It's a good kit uses 90s ifs parts I'm pretty sure dropped straight on shy of rusted bolts and broken lug nuts and 100-150 more than just fixing the destroyed drums

now just the front...
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Just remember that Chevy rear axles are narrower than the front, so your truck is going to look kinda goofy.
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Oh! And your wheels won't fit. Chevy 3/4 ton and 1 ton trucks have larger hubs. Bolt pattern is the same but the hole in the center will be too small.
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Hi Everyone,

Looks like the pads on my rear drums are in need of replacing so this has me thinking about an upgrade to disc brakes in the rear. I've been wanting to replace the master cylinder and brake equalizer(has a broken safety switch) so seems like a good time for all of that.

Hoping for some advice on what I should consider in doing this and if anyone has suggestions on any kits etc that exist to make this easier.

Appreciate any advice from others who have done this.

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I'm also curious about this swap. Looks like 77 chebby K20 front rotors, calipers, pins and hoses. How about brackets? The weld on are cheaper but are they as good?
Fairly simple and cheap. E-brake is the issue. I did this inexpensive method and later added this NP 205



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Fairly simple and cheap. E-brake is the issue. I did this inexpensive method and later added this NP 205



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New bracket for disc brakes
Sweet looks good. I don't need a eBrake so I'm going the cheap route.
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[/QUOTE=Jeff Watts;17542928]Just remember that Chevy rear axles are narrower than the front, so your truck is going to look kinda goofy.[/QUOTE]

The rear dana 60 is already narrower than the front axle, but they are both 67" wide, so it will look the same as it already did from the factory.

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Oh! And your wheels won't fit. Chevy 3/4 ton and 1 ton trucks have larger hubs. Bolt pattern is the same but the hole in the center will be too small.
You got that backwards. The 14 bolt hub is 4.5", but the Dana 60 hub is 4.75"
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