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Nice! Where did you score those? :thumb:

If you want to put disks on the rear, I know how to do it cheap. :deal:



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All you need are the brackets and spacers. The rest you can buy locally. I think mine cost me about $200 total to do. Lost about 80 pounds off of the rear axel. :thumb:



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I'm in the process of doing the conversion on mine. I ordered the brackets through Echobit, I got the cheap ones. I've been waiting for 3 weeks. :angryfir: I dont think it's Mike's fault though. If you decide to use the cadillac calipers get them from Advance. They only cost me about $150 including the core charge.
 

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I got mine from misfit. My spacers are the individual ones. I might be able to get you a cheaper set in town. I know some people that have copied them for thier own trucks. I'll see if they have another set.

I knew you'd like it. :firedevi:



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I finally got my brackets in and installed. If I had to do it again I would get different ones. I had to grind the inside edges to get the guide pins to line up (caliper didnt have enough room to move). Plus it cost $7 for the bolts, which pretty much makes up for the cheaper price.
 

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I got the Poonbilt brackets from Echobit. They are ok, but I think it would be worth the extra price to get one of the others. The main thing that made me mad was the wait. The cuts were at a slight angle and I think thats probably what made the calipers go crooked. It wasnt a big deal to grind them a little, but I was already in a pissy mood at the time.

I finally got everything in the truck and I love it. The pedal is firm, but it has more travel than what I would like and the rears lock up easy. I think an adj. prop. valve will cure that. It stops great.

Here's a list of what I used:
Brackets..$70
Cadillac calipers..$156 for both from Advance, including core charge
Bolts for brackets..$7, 1/2" fine thread, 1 3/4" long(?)
Brake hoses..about $12/ea., for a 76 Chevette
Banjo bolts..couldnt find any in town so I made my own from 7/16"-1"fine thread bolts, they are larger than the ones on pu calipers
Brake rotors..$25/ea from Autozone
Brake pads..standard chevy brake pads, D52
Caliper guide pins
Wheel studs..stock rear studs work fine

I still need to get the parts to hook up the parking brake and plan to add a prop. valve. I was also able to fit 15 in. wheels with a little grinding on the calipers. If you want part numbers let me know and I'll see what I can dig up.
 

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IF you switch up to a 1 ton master cylinder, the longer pedal travel goes away. Thats what I did and it made a big difference. :deal:



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I may try that. I am wanting to upgrade to hydroboost too. :grin:
 

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Will do. Hey AJ is was thinking in my head that you have that 14 bolt. I would swap it in and toss the Dana 60. Your 60 is probaly the coarse 19 spline version being in a 69. The 14 bolt is 30 spline 1in1/2. That is hella strong compared to what is in the rig now... Just some food for thought.
 

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shit

well, I'd kinda like to keep it for that, but right now, I need $$$ more than I need the axle... so, im sellin it... I also have a NP203 T-Case that needs to go too.
 

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4x4Freak said:
I finally got my brackets in and installed. If I had to do it again I would get different ones. I had to grind the inside edges to get the guide pins to line up (caliper didnt have enough room to move). Plus it cost $7 for the bolts, which pretty much makes up for the cheaper price.
I do apologise for the late shipping on the disk kit. Managing a nationwide group of private fabricators can have its difficult times and this summer has been chaotic.

I'm very intersted in knowing more about the fitment issues of the disk brackets. Its important to me to have a full understanding of any potential compatibility issues in order to help direct kit purchases (in the case of the 2 and soon to be 3 choices of disk kits on echobit) The Poonbuilt brackets are in fact Misfits brackets and the same as I use on my own truck with the caddy calipers. Do you have any pictures or can you provide more detail on the exact components you were using and what you needed to do. Thanks for your help.

- Mike
 
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