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Happypants
12-21-2011, 08:54 PM
Wanting to do a disk brake swap on my 9" before it goes in, anyone ever done this swap? Heard it can be done but not a whole lot of info on the net about it,
Don't really feel like spending 400-500 bux on a kit, or any suggestions on what kinda junkyard stuff I can use?
Nick

dirka dave
12-21-2011, 09:29 PM
Spend the money.

Do it right.

Happypants
12-21-2011, 10:18 PM
NO!!!:D

4skin
12-22-2011, 01:24 AM
lincon versihad a disk brake 9 inch and some ford mid 70s station wagons
had disk brakes
but good luck finding one
the calipers and mounting brackets from a camaro will fit with a small mod
basicly drill holes out bigger but we used the camaro rotors
and after market axles so not shure if it would work with your rotors

Apathy
12-22-2011, 10:47 AM
Wanting to do a disk brake swap on my 9" before it goes in, anyone ever done this swap? Heard it can be done but not a whole lot of info on the net about it,
Don't really feel like spending 400-500 bux on a kit, or any suggestions on what kinda junkyard stuff I can use?
Nick

nick, no BS its really expensive.

i've been wanting to do it, but.....

the problem is, finding rotors taht will fit over teh 9" flange.

I was told that sami front rotors work, so i got a used set.. no they don't work.
recently i was told that sidekick front rotors.. have not tried that yet.
Teh calipers are easy, (going to use some nissan ones i have) the rotors are the problem.

Apathy
12-22-2011, 10:49 AM
lincon versihad a disk brake 9 inch and some ford mid 70s station wagons
had disk brakes
but good luck finding one
the calipers and mounting brackets from a camaro will fit with a small mod
basicly drill holes out bigger but we used the camaro rotors
and after market axles so not shure if it would work with your rotors

they won't work, due to the different offset from teh bearing to the WMS.
so its not a bolt on deal. you would have to make costom mounts.
and ifi i'm not mistaken, they were 5x4.5 bolt patern. don't think the rotors fit over teh normal 9" flange.

ktowner351
12-22-2011, 10:56 AM
Check on some of the mustang forums.. I think some of them had a 9" rear end and I know it's a popular swap.. I think gm calipers and some re drilled rotors.. Something along those lines???

Apathy
12-22-2011, 11:13 AM
mustangs have the 5 x 4.5 wheel pattern.. the flang is smaller i believe

4skin
12-22-2011, 11:22 AM
they won't work, due to the different offset from teh bearing to the WMS.
so its not a bolt on deal. you would have to make costom mounts.
and ifi i'm not mistaken, they were 5x4.5 bolt patern. don't think the rotors fit over teh normal 9" flange.
but we did it the bearing to wms is the same in my 9 inch in my chevelle
and my chevelle has explorer drums and backing plates
think the diferance was diamater of axle flange on stock axles to fit rotor

Apathy
12-22-2011, 11:29 AM
but we did it the bearing to wms is the same in my 9 inch in my chevelle
and my chevelle has explorer drums and backing plates
think the diferance was diamater of axle flange on stock axles to fit rotor

maybe..
they won't fit my 9" stock shafts, or my alloys.

patford
12-22-2011, 02:02 PM
Some reading , did you need the e-brake ?
http://classicbroncos.com/forums/showthread.php?t=121990&highlight=Big+bearing+explorer+disc+brakes

64CJ6Willy
12-22-2011, 02:04 PM
Need to do the same to my dana60-3, but ebrake is on the spicer 18 thankfully.

4skin
12-22-2011, 02:53 PM
Need to do the same to my dana60-3, but ebrake is on the spicer 18 thankfully.
think mudchild makes the caliper mount to do that

64CJ6Willy
12-22-2011, 03:06 PM
think mudchild makes the caliper mount to do that

Thank you thank you.

Happypants
12-22-2011, 06:15 PM
Some reading , did you need the e-brake ?
http://classicbroncos.com/forums/showthread.php?t=121990&highlight=Big+bearing+explorer+disc+brakes

Prolly should have a e-brake so that's one less thing the cops won't look at when I go through a roadblock

4skin
12-23-2011, 02:25 AM
Prolly should have a e-brake so that's one less thing the cops won't look at when I go through a roadblock
like the one in it will work in 6 months anyway
camaro calipers have the park brake built into the caliper
just sayin same setup as kevins jeep

Apathy
12-23-2011, 07:49 AM
eldorado calipers
i think thats what kevin has.

skyjacker
12-23-2011, 11:12 AM
Nick I tryed putting 8.8 disks on my 9" , I just ran into problems cuz I have cromo shafts with a different axle shaft retainer plate , other than that I had my rotors redrilled for the 5on 5.5 pattern , I'm gonna make it work when I get my ranger in the shop it is possible just might need a few modifications to make it work

skyjacker
12-23-2011, 11:14 AM
Here's a good link I found too for some different options http://www.dezertrangers.com/vb/fab-shop/80733.htm

4skin
12-23-2011, 01:02 PM
eldorado calipers
i think thats what kevin has.
yes kevins has eldorado
but im shure its the same part as the camaro
and the camaro ones would be easier to find at pick a part

4Lo
12-23-2011, 01:52 PM
I think that is a key bit of info to consider is finding common parts to do the swap.