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EDIT: Geez where are my manners. This project wouldn't have gone nearly as smooth without the encouragement and guidance I found here. I've taken bits and pieces from many members (you know who you are) to make this thing come together. Thank you all. [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]

So three Mondays ago, Jan 31st at 10:00am I started the swap. Springover with Scout D44s front and rear, with disc brakes fabbed onto the rear. Ford upper shock mounts in front. Chevy S10 dual diaphram brake booster and 1969 Corvette 4 wheel disc master cylinder.

I had been working on the axles and had them ready to go Monday morning. New seals and bearings in the rear and new seals and ball joints. Used the D30 knuckles (outters) with new axle u-joints (greasable).

Finished up on Wednesday, had to wait a day for tires. Pretty much, if I was home I was in the garage. But it paid off. Just waiting to have a heavier front driveshaft made, but it sure is fun to drive! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Here's the front steering, turned out very nicely with only a 4" drop pitman, Used Rancho 5000 shocks. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Here's the home fabbed discos, and Ford shock mounts. Front shocks are just under twenty-eight inches extended. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Do you have part numbers for all the things associated with the rear brake conversion? I'm about to start it and would like to know details on caliper, booster and master cylinder. Also, how do the brakes work? Looks real good, good job.
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excellent! a job well done....wish my jeep was as big [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Disc brakes before installation into the Jeep. Isuzu Trooper rear discs with Suzuki Sidekick rotors and home fabbed brackets. I had a panic stop on my second outting on wet pavement. The Jeep stopped very well, but I did hear some minor tire chirping from the rears. Also, I would highly recommend the Dual diaphram S10 booster swap. Easy to push pedal and loads of stopping power. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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And finally, the rear track bar. Not a great shot but the high school hot rodder in me had to paint it red. Because of exhaust issues I couldn't mount it as close to the pumpkin as possible, but so far it seems to be working well. The front half of the top link is actually half of a top 3 point tractor link with a big swivel eyelet, sleeved with tubing and welded. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Calipers: 1990 Isuzu Trooper rears, getem from a junk yard. I paid $25 for both and had to replace one ($44), butif you don't have a core the price is over $150 or something'
Rotors: 1991 Suzuki Sidekick 2 door, fronts. $21 each
Brackets: 1/4 plate steel, careful measuring and trial and error until I got them right. The nice thing about this set-up is that I did not need any spacers to align the caliper over the bracket. They mount exactly where they need to. I used medium gauge speaker wire taped to the outter edge of the rotor to hold the caliper off while measuring.
Master Cylinder: 1969 Corvette with 4wdiscs. $14.99 at Oreilly's I'll dig some for exact aprt numbers if you'd like. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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jdogg -- Nice Jeep. Great job.

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Really nice looking Jeep, Exellent photos, good information in the post. Nicely done project.
One thing that you may want to consider in the future is getting someone with a welder to buzzz a little bit on your front spring hangers. Just to sure them up. They get a lot of sheer load, and twisting, and over time that can lead to ovaled out bolt holes. Haveing someone run some beads will just help that, but heck that is somthing you can worry about down the road.
Like I said, really nice job.
Congrads
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