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Re: Disc Brake swap
I put Disks on the back of my '80 CJ7, with AMC 20 in the rear. I bought a kit that included the brackets, rotors, and the hardware. I had to buy the Calipers (Monty Carlo) break lines and associated hardware. The kit was $289 adn the callipers were 20 each, shoes 20 for the set and about 50 for the hoses and attaching bolts and washers (breakline to calliper), adn finally break fluid.
This is what I found, the callipers were front breaks so I lost the e-brake. At 20 each I figured that I didnt need it, but I have missed it, so line locks are in the works. I could have used Caddalac callipers but they were around $150 each, not to mention the cost of rebuilding and any modifications for the e-break cable. Too much $$$ for a e-brake.
But I do love my disk breaks and will convert any jeep that I ever buy to 4wheel disk. Have fun and good luck