Originally Posted by reptile610
im not really sure what i wanna do. couldn't i just put new shoes on it, get a YJ brake booster/ master cylinder and call it a day for street/ dirt road driving?
No offense to anyone, but most YJ's on here and other 4x4 sites are YJ skeletons with GM parts in them for a reason
Make it easy on yourself, find CJ parts (booster, etc) and it'll all be direct bolt in.
Just some things to consider about drum brakes. I'd be willing to bet you'll be blowing out those old wheel cylinders the first time you push on the pedal with the new power assist brakes. Additionally, you can't "shoe slap" drums without having them turned and I'm betting those old drums are beyond spec. You can get them measured to see for sure. Start adding up the cost of front wheel cyls, shoes, drums, spring combi kits and it may well exceede the time & money you're looking at for an outer / disc swap.