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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-09-2001, 02:13 PM
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caddy rear discs on a 9\" ford???

I just bought my 9" Ford {78 Bronco} rear axle from a buddy of mine. He tells me that instead of buying a rear disc brake conversion kit for it, that I can just take the rear discs off a late model Cadillac {can't remember which year/model he said} and with minor modification ie: just grind a bit off the mounting bracket, they should just bolt right on. has anyone ever done/heard of this and if so is it that simple? thanks

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Re: caddy rear discs on a 9\" ford???

There are all kinds of ways to make disk brakes for the rear. You can use all front stuff if you dont need a e brake. I just bought the ford racing explorer disk brake kit. I forget what i paid but it was pricy. The nice thing about it is it bolts up no mounts need to fabbed up. Also dont forget you need a 4 wheel disk brake propertating vavle and master cylinder. Most of the aftermarket companys seem to be using the caddy brakes.

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Re: caddy rear discs on a 9\" ford???

I've been going through a bunch of ford 9" disc brake stuff.

I got the caddy calipers due to the parking brake. They were like $40/pair from a junkyard in decent shape, but I rebuilt both for $10 each. I saw some at a U-pull-it that would have been about $25/pair after the fact.

I thought you needed to buy caliper mounting brackets. (They are like $75-100/pair).

The only other trick is the rotor. What bolt pattern are you planning to run? If 5 on 5.5 I know people use lincoln rotors and have them redrilled. The lincoln rotors aren't cheap and redrilling can be tricky or more money. I priced it out to about $100 per rotor.

I'm going to buy the warn full floater kit and the warn caliper bracket (it works with the caddilac calipers). The nice (cheap) part about the full floater set-up is that it uses the dana 30 CJ rotor (no drilling). JC Whitney sells new CJ rotors for $25. This savings makes the full floater not too bad since I was already going to have to buy axle shafts.

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