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Old August 14th, 2007, 09:20 PM   #1
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Need some info on putting some disk brakes on the rear 60 in my bronco. The cheaper the better. Thanks
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Old August 14th, 2007, 09:25 PM   #2
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Old August 14th, 2007, 09:38 PM   #3
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GreatLakeOffroad.com has the brackets and then late 70's chevy caliper rotors.
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Old August 14th, 2007, 11:27 PM   #4
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Old August 15th, 2007, 07:08 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, Zeke your gay!
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Old August 16th, 2007, 12:49 PM   #6
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There's a guy on Pirate selling complete disc brake kits for $297 shipped. He has them for 60's and 14b.
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Old August 17th, 2007, 12:51 PM   #7
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colin call me i have all the numbers. you can go bolt on or weld on for brackets. get chevy front calipers. can do the whole thing for like 70.00.
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Old August 17th, 2007, 09:26 PM   #8
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Cool, I dont have your new number.
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Old January 27th, 2008, 06:45 PM   #9
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I got some 77 k20 rotors and 86 front brackets and calipers. Any mods needed to put the rotors on the hubs? Do the rotors go beheind or on the outside of the hub?
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Old January 27th, 2008, 10:34 PM   #10
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I just did the swap with the brackets from Great Lakes. They had a deal going on Pirate for $45 shipped. Used the same rotors and calipers as you bought. Rotors went on the back of the hub just like the factory drum. I have roughly $150 invested, not including the new bearings and seals for the hubs. Reused the original wheel studs also, seemed to fit great...
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I would have went to a junk yard. Found a Ford that has a D60 under it 1999-newer. Then bought the brake assembly or whole axle from the junkyard. As the 99-newer fords that have the D60 have four wheel disc brakes.
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I would have went to a junk yard. Found a Ford that has a D60 under it 1999-newer. Then bought the brake assembly or whole axle from the junkyard. As the 99-newer fords that have the D60 have four wheel disc brakes.
Why? If all you need are inexpensive brackets and a few common, readily available parts, why bother with all the junkyard pieces? Sounds like a lot more work, probably more money, and in the end, a less reliable setup due to having used junkyard stuff instead of new parts.
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Why? If all you need are inexpensive brackets and a few common, readily available parts, why bother with all the junkyard pieces? Sounds like a lot more work, probably more money, and in the end, a less reliable setup due to having used junkyard stuff instead of new parts.
Considering the 99-newer fords are so new I doubt it would be unreliable. I also doubt it would be a waste of time and money. Different people have different ways of doing things. You have your way I have mine, they both work and both are equal but still different.
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I would have went to a junk yard. Found a Ford that has a D60 under it 1999-newer. Then bought the brake assembly or whole axle from the junkyard. As the 99-newer fords that have the D60 have four wheel disc brakes.
...and a completely different (metric) bolt pattern.
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You have your way I have mine, they both work and both are equal but still different.

They're sure different alright, but certainly not equal. His would work and yours would not. 99-up Ford 8-lug axles have a metric bolt pattern, assclown.

Edit: Damn you Cooter. I've been re-writing my smart-assed reply for like 10 minutes.
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Thanks guys i think im good to go.
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Considering the 99-newer fords are so new I doubt it would be unreliable. I also doubt it would be a waste of time and money. Different people have different ways of doing things. You have your way I have mine, they both work and both are equal but still different.
Yeah, a 99 is now at least 9 years old. I don't consider that so new that it would be totally reliable.
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Ok well i went to put eveything together...........And It does not seem to work out quite so well. I have the front chevy Brackets off of a 1/2 ton. What is needed to be done to make these work on the 60 rear. Am i missing something or what? Does anyone have any pics of these brackets on a FF dana 60 rear?
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Ok well i went to put eveything together...........And It does not seem to work out quite so well. I have the front chevy Brackets off of a 1/2 ton. What is needed to be done to make these work on the 60 rear. Am i missing something or what? Does anyone have any pics of these brackets on a FF dana 60 rear?
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