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jammin
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posted October 28, 2001 07:15 PM UIN: 16262997
What make and year model cars came out with disc brakes that can be used?

redneck bubbas racing
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posted October 29, 2001 07:12 PM
Uh Jammin, I think you uh, left of a little needed info if ya want some help here.

mongo21
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posted October 29, 2001 07:33 PM
ok jammin left off a little,but i would like to know what you guys are doing for disc brakes on 9" ford rear . I know some lincolns came with disc on 9" rear any other ideas?

jammin
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posted October 29, 2001 10:20 PM UIN: 16262997
Well...it doesnt have to be a 9" Just anything that will work..just curious.

jammin

General
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posted November 21, 2001 07:52 PM
My favorite combo for this type of car is to use a later model 9", the one with the good outer bearings, get all the drum stuff off and out of the way, slap on some disks, and weld on a GM metric caliper bracket. The clamp-ons work better and only require a tack to be held in place. The Mark 5 disks work, but they are heavy, there are some lighter disks out there, using the 5X5 pattern, that's what I prefer. Remember to use parts that are readily available either in the yard or from your local parts house.

General
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posted November 21, 2001 07:57 PM
Ok if it's not a 9" and say you are building a metric car like a malibu or a grandprix, you can do the same thing, I heard the S-10 4X4 or a Jeep cherokee 4wd front rotor will work, (check before your purchase), then you can either try to adapt a GM caliper bracket (say like off a late 80's Camaro rear) to your housing, or use the weld on or Clamp on Metric caliper bracket. It's really pretty easy to come up with a disk brake combo for the rear.

Pickel
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posted November 21, 2001 10:45 PM UIN: 25419780
I run disc brakes on my car. It's a GM 10 bolt with rotors off of a front wheel drive Cadillac. I grinded an 1/8 inch off my axle hubs so the rotors would fit and took the rear bracket and bolted it right to the axle tube and used the front calibers off of the cadillac. It works great. On a Ford 9 inch some Lincolns came with rear disc and presently I have two sets of rotor discs off of a 95 Explorer that fits my Ford 9 inch.

dirtracer17
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posted November 22, 2001 06:18 PM
I run rear discs on a 9 inch ford rearend on a metric frame with 305 hoosiers. I got my rearend from Danny Millers rearends in Mo. Was a lot cheaper to go this way than search the junkyards and hope I got the right one. I ordered it custom fit with axles and 5/8th studs and tapered bearings. Worked to perfection! And if I need axles, I just call them.

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