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Old 11-22-2009, 03:15 PM
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Disk brakes for '69 F100

Hey I'm working on a '69 F100 2WD, with drum brakes all around. Does anyone know a cheap, painfree way of swapping the front drums off for some disks. Would they swap across from a '73-'79 truck? Also my brakes are manuel, so I'd need a brake booster - would a '73-79 work?
 
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The cheapest way to go would probably be to get the parts from a '73-79. They also make kits for a disc brake swap but they are outrageously expensive. Or you could find a bump with disc brakes I believe in '71 they made them an option (not 100% sure what year), I will send you a few links in a min. or two once I dig them up explaining the disc brake swap from a '73-79 onto one of our wonderful bumps.
 
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Hey I noticed you were a new member as well, welcome, I can't post the links as the site doesn't like it when we reference other sites but, I'd look up a site that starts with ford and ends with a word ryhymes with information. There's a great write-up on there under the Tech articles section. Also Carcrafter did a swap with a newer Crown Vic front end to take advantage of a smoother-ride with disk brakes and just an overall more modern suspension you can look it up in this forum, it would be very informative to you as well.
 
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Hey I'm working on a '69 F100 2WD, with drum brakes all around. Does anyone know a cheap, painfree way of swapping the front drums off for some disks. Would they swap across from a '73-'79 truck? Also my brakes are manuel, so I'd need a brake booster - would a '73-79 work?
I always suggest to buy a 73-76 donor if you have a 352/360 or 73-79 for I-6 or 302.

Check the donor out for front end tightness before you buy, and you will have all the parts to upgrade power steering and disc brakes.

There are little parts that can eat your lunch when left behind, so buy it and bring it home. A towing company will come get the carcus for free when you are done.



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Hey thanx guys! I'll have to start, checkin' the junkyard for some decent donar brakes!
 
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Here is a quick link to the questions you asked....https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/4...-for-info.html
 
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Originally Posted by Casey's71 View Post
The cheapest way to go would probably be to get the parts from a '73-79. They also make kits for a disc brake swap but they are outrageously expensive. Or you could find a bump with disc brakes I believe in '71 they made them an option (not 100% sure what year), I will send you a few links in a min. or two once I dig them up explaining the disc brake swap from a '73-79 onto one of our wonderful bumps.
FYI, disc brakes were not available on F100 4X2's until 1973. Only F250/350 could get them optional in 1971.
 
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Oh, sorry Jhooch your right, I wasn't thinking when I had typed that, and good luck to you AltaMcG good luck.
 
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i just put disc brakes on my 69. i found spindles off of a 73 so the king pins were the same. i swapped out the spindles,brake lines,mc and the prop valve. really easy swap! my truck has never stopped so good!
 
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FYI, disc brakes were not available on F100 4X2's until 1973. Only F250/350 could get them optional in 1971.
Front disc brakes were first offered as an option on 1968 F250 2WD's and F350's.

First disc brakes on F100 2WD's: 1973. Thru 1979, manual discs were standard equipment, power discs were optional.

First disc brakes on F100/150 & F250 4WD's: 1976.
 
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I also have a ? I just removed the drivers side spindle and hub off my 1968 F100, if I wanted to go to disk brakes on the front could I just swap out the I beams and leave the king assembly together? And if so what years would work? 1971-1979????

Me I have a 12 ton press I halled that dude out side, fitted it under my fender well and pressed that King pin out.
 
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Any 73-79 half ton will work for a a donor. I used the complete 76 setup under my 66. One should consider what engine & tranny they are running, and find a like donor. Most times we upgrade the power steering at the same time so the steering column needs to be correct.




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Thanks jowilker, one more thing I I want just be sure of.

I went into a new parts facility, A guy there said when I mentioned turning my 360 into a 390 all I had to do was change crank and pistons, he said the rods were the same???
Another thing he said he owns 3 FE engines all have C6 trany? is it so?
 
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The 360 is the same block & bore as the 390. It uses a 352 crank & rod set, so to upgrade the rods must also be swapped with the crank.

All FE blocks have identical bell patterns, there is a C6 FE bell, so your friend could have a C6 on all of his engines.

I run a C6 in my truck, I gave the ol 3spd st. drv. a toss. Damn a full size Ford truck that can't shift it's own gears is my policy.



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I was double checking, Thanks
 

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