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Old December 5th, 2009, 09:06 AM   #1
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Default D60 disc brake conversion

Im doing a disc brake conversion on my 79 ford D60ff, I've been looking at caliper brackets... ruffstuff says with their brackets, you need to turn your new rotors for clearance, and pre and post 77' ford axles use different brackets. but all the other companies I've looked at say nothing about turning rotors, and only have 1 D60 bracket for fords.

I'd rather not modify my rotors... so if I buy from BTF or something is it all bolt on? does anyone with experience recommend a certain brand?




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Like I said, they are different! The early D60 ford axles used different brakes and therefore they need a different disc brake setup for the newer ones. These are for the years '77 & up to when the Sterling started being used. They are just like all of our Disc Brake Brackets in that they are 3/8" thick and these too are bent! They use the '75 Chevy 3/4 Ton 4x4 Front Rotors & Calipers but you do have to remove 1/10" of the inside diameter of the throat of the rotor. It was the best choice of Rotor and any brake shop should be able to do it for $20.
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Old December 5th, 2009, 09:27 AM   #2
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you can turn down the inside lip of the wheel hub so you don't have to modify the rotors.
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Old December 5th, 2009, 09:59 AM   #3
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so the purpose of turning the rotors, is so it fits over the hub? I allready installed a 79 k20 rotor on the hub and it fits fine...
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I bought universal weld on brackets from Lane automotive for like $9/ piece.
Welded them on and used chevy 3/4 Ton parts.
No other modifications needed.
Well, except grinding the piss out of the Calipers to fit 15" wheels :)
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hmmm.. I can see lane automotive out my window

I was hoping for bolt on though, the weld on kind of scares me.
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At least stop in there and check then.

They have ALL sorts of fab brackets, bolt on, weld on etc. You may be able to find something suitable.

Oh and mine actually lined up with 2 of the existing flange holes and i do have 2 bolts in each one, but that was just because i could, they were welded on first.
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good thinkin sandals. Im going to look into that.

when it comes to weld on brackets, how do you know when you have it in the right position for proper caliper operation?
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put it all together apply air to compress the piston and weld.
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put it all together apply air to compress the piston and weld.

x2 and i have it rotated towards the back of the vehicle about 30* or so
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and don't forget to add about .030" shims or something to the outside pad so that when you release the air it wont be on too tight LOL... Made the mistake once and had to sand down new pads because the caliper was on too tight, oops. Yes the weld on ones from lain are the best that i have used. welding on the 60 is easy also.
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