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Can anyone tell me if there is a complete disc brake conversion kit I can get for the front end of my 67'? If so where can I find it? If not, any advise on a parts source and a list of parts??
Thanks, I am such a greenhorn when it comes down to car talk...

Sonja

 

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I saw a dana 27 with disc brakes for sale in the paper this weakend. Asking $100.00. The bad part is that it is in Reno, Nv. The # is 530-587-4218. Good luck.

Chris
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Sonja,

I got your email as well, I have been busy at work and didn't mean to ignore you. From what I recall there are no front disk brake kits. There are actually rear disk kits, I think from Stainless Steel Brakes. I upgraded my D27 axle to disk using a mix of GM and CJ parts, as outlined in a magazine article from a couple years ago. Joel (No-bucks) had the article posted on his webpage, but I can't seem to find it. He is really helpful and will be able to locate it for you.

The upgrade went somewhat like this: You get calipers and backing plates from a late seventies, early eighties GM truck, I used a Chevy Blazer I think. Rotors come from a 1978 CJ 5. Make sure you get the extra thick ones. I think you end up using a Jeepster inner wheel bearing and a CJ outer wheel bearing, but I can't remember exactly. For the most part, it's a bolt on, with two exceptions. You have to grind a little material off each of the steering knuckles for the caliper to fit. Really easy. Just grind a little and check, mark where it's hitting and keep grinding. The other trick is that you have to change the fitting from the fill holes in the steering knuckle from a square type to a recessed allen. (This was actually one of the hardest things for me to find, I have two extra fittings if you need them.)

One downside to this is method is that you have to take off the calipers to access the fill port, but it isn't that hard to take them off.

Hope that helps. If you can't find a copy of the article bug me again, I should be able to dig up some more specifics.

Paul

P.S. Oh, I just remember, if you get calipers from a junkyard, try to get the bolts that they ride on as well, if they are still in reasonable shape. New ones will cost you around $7 a pop as I recall.

Paul


 

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I think SSB makes a kit for the front, around $600-800 as I recall. You can do the same thing yourself for under $200. I am doing two conversions this weekend, it is really simple to do. The rear discs can be bought from TSM or SSB, TSM being gthe cheaper of the two. Or you can do it your self with a little grinding, much like the front axle. I have 4 wheel disks, and now that they are all bled and set up, they are AWSOME! I did not convert the front axle, it was already discs, but everything is new. Total for both axles ran around $300 with new loaded calipers and new rotors, stainless lines, the whole works. Also, when buying the CJ rotors buy them from a 4x4 wholesale place, like Mile High Jeep rebuilders or something, they are way cheaper, parts stores want about $120 a pop for the rotors, and a 4x4 place charges $30, I think that is because parts stores sell the hub with the assembly.

John
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I think SSB makes a kit for the front, around $600-800 as I recall. You can do the same thing yourself for under $200. I am doing two conversions this weekend, it is really simple to do. The rear discs can be bought from TSM or SSB, TSM being gthe cheaper of the two. Or you can do it your self with a little grinding, much like the front axle. I have 4 wheel disks, and now that they are all bled and set up, they are AWSOME! I did not convert the front axle, it was already discs, but everything is new. Total for both axles ran around $300 with new loaded calipers and new rotors, stainless lines, the whole works. Also, when buying the CJ rotors buy them from a 4x4 wholesale place, like Mile High Jeep rebuilders or something, they are way cheaper, parts stores want about $120 a pop for the rotors, and a 4x4 place charges $30, I think that is because parts stores sell the hub with the assembly.

John
48 CJ-2A, 49 Willys truck, 70 Jeepster Commando, 89 Wrangler, 98 4x4 Tacoma
 
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