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Post by Darrell Dodge on Fri May 03, 2013 11:43 pm

Just bought a 1954 Dodge s.b.pickup tallbed and needing to swap out front drum hubs for a disc set up, on a original solid axle. What donor car should I consider ?, Many Thanks, Darrell Dodge.

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Post by rapidtransitrick on Sat May 04, 2013 6:02 pm

ok i know there are people out there who have used 70's ram charger, or volare mirada, or magnum discs by machining a bearing spacer of some sort. but if you go to the link below this guy charlie ackers has it all worked out. and he makes himself available to guide you through over the phone

http://www.rustyhope.com/mopardiscbrakes.html
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Post by rich on Sat May 04, 2013 6:08 pm

Yeah Darrell

Check out Charlie's site. He uses a volare rotor and a gm caliper.When you get what you need,it would be great if you would do your write up with a lot of pictures so others might benefit from your build

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Post by froy on Sat May 04, 2013 6:41 pm

a member on here "derricklaukaitis" used a 93 dodge intrepid rotor and caliper and made up the brackets for the caliper

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Post by Paul on Sat May 04, 2013 7:10 pm

You can get the disk brake conversion kit from Roger at http://www.aajbrakes.com/ phone 503 -890-1469

This is the parts list required

Kit #326 12" Parts list

Rotors:
74-81 Dodge 1/2 ton PU 4wd (front) 12" (These are actually 11 and three quarters)
OReilly Part numbers 7036RGS

Calipers,Pads & Banjo Bolts:
71-76 Impala

Flex hose:
76 Monte Carlo
Doorman 610-287 Wheel Studs
Doorman 711-241 Lug nuts
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Post by R.A.D on Sat May 04, 2013 7:39 pm

Darrell Dodge wrote:Just bought a 1954 Dodge s.b.pickup tallbed and needing to swap out front drum hubs for a disc set up, on a original solid axle. What donor car should I consider ?, Many Thanks, Darrell Dodge.

as you can see from the other guys. the resources are out there. here is one more....
http://scarebird.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=64&product_id=133


this one uses a ford probe rotor. hope we helped and welcome from me!!!!

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Post by AkBillyBow on Sat May 11, 2013 4:32 pm

If you are updating to disk brakes, I am assuming you are updating because of more horsepower. If so, why not update the whole front end for better handling and include the disk brakes update for better stopping?

Just wondering how much you are going to gain with just a disk brake update.

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I recomment the Rustyhope kit - service after the sale

Post by william davey on Thu May 23, 2013 6:37 pm

I installed Charlie's kit (Rustyhope) on my 1955 C-3-B8 and it was as simple as could be. Charlie helped me find the right brake hoses to fit my truck and also sent me revised spacers at no charge. How many of the other providers will give you their phone number? I used a stock master cylinder from NAPA and have outstanding stopping power with the original OEM rear diff. The hardest part of the whole job was re-drilling the holes in the spindles for the cotter keys because the new stack-up of bearings, spacers and washers covered the original hole.
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Post by R.A.D on Thu May 23, 2013 6:55 pm

william davey wrote:I installed Charlie's kit (Rustyhope) on my 1955 C-3-B8 and it was as simple as could be. Charlie helped me find the right brake hoses to fit my truck and also sent me revised spacers at no charge. How many of the other providers will give you their phone number? I used a stock master cylinder from NAPA and have outstanding stopping power with the original OEM rear diff. The hardest part of the whole job was re-drilling the holes in the spindles for the cotter keys because the new stack-up of bearings, spacers and washers covered the original hole.

hey william
good information Very Happy

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