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crazylike
06-22-2007, 09:51 AM
i was wondering what it would entail to fit a set of brakes rotors on the back axel instead of the brake drums. i guess first querstion is can it be done and how much would it cost roughly? i have a D60 from a 81 Dodge W250/M880.:confused0006:

m j
06-22-2007, 03:41 PM
easy to do
get hold of GreatLakesOffroad, he is the cheapest lasercutter around for disc brakes

Squishy
06-22-2007, 04:01 PM
ballisticfabrications rear disc brackets are like $30 or somethin, thats what i used on my dodge 60 with chev 3/4 ton front rotors and calipers

crazylike
06-22-2007, 05:19 PM
ballisticfabrications rear disc brackets are like $30 or somethin, thats what i used on my dodge 60 with chev 3/4 ton front rotors and calipers

do you have a walkthrough?

Torch2815
06-23-2007, 11:06 AM
would I be able to do the same with my d70 too?

Squishy
06-23-2007, 02:40 PM
you can do the same to the 70(just may need different caliper brackets), its simple, take axles out of the 60/70, pull out the little cotter pin sort of thing, and undo that huge hub nut, take the drums off, pound the hub lose from the drum, put disc on the hub, put hub back on the axle, set the caliper on the rotor and then bolt the caliper bracket on the caliper to see where its going to be welded, and weld away(not sure if thats exactly how its done, but its pretty close, i just did it not knowing how its done, its pretty simple)
http://www.funinbc.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=52433&stc=1&d=1179433223


http://www.funinbc.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=52589&stc=1&d=1179747320


http://www.funinbc.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=52591&stc=1&d=1179747320

m j
06-23-2007, 07:43 PM
personally I wouldnt run those brackets.
the caliper guide pin is not supposed to take the braking force.
the guide pins are rubber bushed so they will float.
the braking force is supposed to be absorbed by the bracket.
the factory brackets use the machined area on the caliper you can see in the above photo between the caliper guide oin and the brake bleeder.
there are a few guys selling brackets like those (BTF is another) but I wouldnt run them when there are better engineered ones available for the same $$

Troy
06-23-2007, 09:04 PM
so ideally if you had some front caliper brackets from a d44 or d60 you could cut off the part you need and use it on the rear. Then get everything together and set your caliper and piece of caliper bracket on the rotor and then build the rest of the bracket down to the axle tube and weld it on.

use a stock bracket like this (i know its a chevy u get the idea)
http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billavista/PR-35Spline/DCP_6973.JPG

Squishy
06-24-2007, 02:42 AM
personally I wouldnt run those brackets.
the caliper guide pin is not supposed to take the braking force.
the guide pins are rubber bushed so they will float.
the braking force is supposed to be absorbed by the bracket.
the factory brackets use the machined area on the caliper you can see in the above photo between the caliper guide oin and the brake bleeder.
there are a few guys selling brackets like those (BTF is another) but I wouldnt run them when there are better engineered ones available for the same $$

how are the great lakes ones that much better? they seem to be the same thing but bolt on?

(great lakes brackets on the top)

m j
06-24-2007, 09:16 AM
the caliper will be riding on the flats between the caliper guide pin holes

Squishy
06-24-2007, 02:06 PM
ahh, i see