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Old January 29th, 2009, 08:56 PM   #1
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My Buddy has a 74 Bronco with a 9" and a 44 in the front. They are geared differently and it has drum brakes all around. He wants to regear it and upgrade the brakes. Is there any other 4x4s that he can get a bolt in set of rears from (ie f150).
The last Ford I owned was a 1964 uni-bodie 3/4 2wd wrecker w/390 which in no way be mistaken for a 1974 ford bronco.
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Old January 29th, 2009, 10:00 PM   #2
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just do your own disc conversion in the rear. My setup uses brackets I bought for $10 pc., like 88 k10 rear calipers, 78 f150 front rotors from the dana 44.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 10:46 AM   #3
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just do your own disc conversion in the rear. My setup uses brackets I bought for $10 pc., like 88 k10 rear calipers, 78 f150 front rotors from the dana 44.
Ok, now it still needs disks in the front and the gearing in one of the differentials changed to match the other.
He is looking for a cheap and easy fix like " Just grab both rears out of a 72 F150 and bolt them in, drive shafts match and every thing." But I'm guessing that that isn't going to be the case.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 11:17 AM   #4
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Dana 44 stuff from a 70's chevy 1/2 or Blazerwill provide the disc and a properly geared 9" from another early Bronco or early 70's pick up with a 28 spline diff will bolt in and be cheapest. Disc brake conversion on front was best thing I ever did to my 73. I have a couple 28 spline diffs probably both 3.50 gears.
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http://classicbroncos.com/tech/categ...s/front-brakes

Here's a link for a couple of options in the front, as far as the back goes, a 99 or newer explorer 8.8 has rear discs, or an older one with optional rear discs. You will need to grind the center ring on the axle down everything else from that will bolt on to your 9 inch. You can use the brake hoses, and parking brake off it if you want.

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http://www.broncofix.com/viewtopic.php?t=261595

Here's another option for your steering link, and another link for front brakes.

http://www.broncofix.com/viewtopic.php?t=261592

As far as the gearing goes, you'll need to know what axles you have (how many splines). Do a search on either one of those sites, they have plenty of info.

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