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dels56
Posted 2022-05-20 9:57 PM (#621629)
Subject: Rear Disc Brakes


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Hello to all, I am planning on switching out the rear drum brakes to discs on my 56 Dodge Custom Royal. I have converted the fronts to AAJ and now time for the rear. Other than AAJ, does anyone know of any other company or individual who supplies a kit or component for the job? I do not want to change out the rear axle and I know and understand about the park brake.

Del S
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Shep
Posted 2022-05-21 6:35 PM (#621647 - in reply to #621629)
Subject: Re: Rear Disc Brakes



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Pretty sure this cannot be done with that axle housing and rear axle configuration. You would need the later model, 66 up axle assy.
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Powerflite
Posted 2022-05-21 7:16 PM (#621650 - in reply to #621629)
Subject: Re: Rear Disc Brakes



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AAJ does sell a disc conversion for the '57-up 8 3/4. I haven't heard if they have something for the earlier 8 1/4 or if it is compatible with the other kit, but you can ask them. If they do sell it, you can be assured that no one else will sell anything for such an obscure axle.
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dels56
Posted 2022-05-21 8:56 PM (#621651 - in reply to #621629)
Subject: Re: Rear Disc Brakes


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I have spoken with Roger at AAJ some time ago, he does have a conversion for the tapered axle. AAJ's conversion does not give you an E brake so you must rely on the good old drum on the tranny out put shaft. I took my car out on a short road trip today and found a nice steep grade downhill to test my Park brake holding ability. No runaway not even with a push froma friend. I stayed in the car just in case.

Del S
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