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Disc brake kit that I don't have to chop up suspension parts?
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brand209
Posted 2019-06-15 3:01 AM (#583469)
Subject: Disc brake kit that I don't have to chop up suspension parts?


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So I had talked with aaj but I wasn't told until today that I have to cut parts of my tie rod ends and sleeves up and grind parts of the spindle off. Are there any kits in the same price range that don't have that? I'm extremely wary of cutting up suspension components.
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Mopar1
Posted 2019-06-15 9:11 AM (#583472 - in reply to #583469)
Subject: Re: Disc brake kit that I don't have to chop up suspension parts?



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I used '77 NYer disc spindles on my '60 Plym. Had to trim the tie rod collars a bit
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brand209
Posted 2019-06-15 1:07 PM (#583474 - in reply to #583469)
Subject: Re: Disc brake kit that I don't have to chop up suspension parts?


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for reference it's a 56 savoy
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Powerflite
Posted 2019-06-15 2:19 PM (#583481 - in reply to #583469)
Subject: Re: Disc brake kit that I don't have to chop up suspension parts?



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Yeah, '55-'56 is completely different from '57-up, so any information there would be useless. The '56 doesn't even have ball joints on it.

The other options are to use a Scarebird kit or a kit from Rusty Hope. AAJ also sells a kit that uses bigger 12" rotors that I *believe* doesn't require mods to your parts, *BUT* it requires using Dodge spindles so you have to swap yours out. Not fun. I haven't used any of these kits except the smaller AAJ so I can't give any other advice, but as far as I know, these are your only options apart from making up something custom for yourself.
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brand209
Posted 2019-06-15 5:31 PM (#583488 - in reply to #583469)
Subject: Re: Disc brake kit that I don't have to chop up suspension parts?


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I am thinking of doing the 56 dodge spindles, how bad is putting them on? any reason it's not fun?
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brand209
Posted 2019-06-15 5:34 PM (#583491 - in reply to #583469)
Subject: Re: Disc brake kit that I don't have to chop up suspension parts?


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if i remember right it's the 56 dodge hubs not the spindle
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Powerflite
Posted 2019-06-15 5:45 PM (#583493 - in reply to #583491)
Subject: Re: Disc brake kit that I don't have to chop up suspension parts?



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I think you are right. Just the hubs. My memory isn't the greatest. That wouldn't be too bad.
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brand209
Posted 2019-06-15 6:34 PM (#583494 - in reply to #583469)
Subject: Re: Disc brake kit that I don't have to chop up suspension parts?


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yeah I called aaj earlier, but now I have to find some for a good price, Big M has some but sells the entire drum and hub and I don't need the drum too, will buy both if need be
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oldhippie
Posted 2019-06-20 11:49 AM (#583773 - in reply to #583469)
Subject: Re: Disc brake kit that I don't have to chop up suspension parts?


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not sure if this will work, but thought i'd post it...

http://www.ecihotrodbrakes.com/dodge_plymouth_discbrake_conversions...
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brand209
Posted 2019-06-24 2:42 PM (#584002 - in reply to #583469)
Subject: Re: Disc brake kit that I don't have to chop up suspension parts?


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I will look into it right now thank you
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brand209
Posted 2019-06-28 1:35 PM (#584185 - in reply to #583469)
Subject: Re: Disc brake kit that I don't have to chop up suspension parts?


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eci has the same setup as aaj
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