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56D500boy
Posted 2023-11-26 5:03 PM (#632880)
Subject: Del's Rear Disc thread (moved - ish)



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Yesterday Del S. said:

dels56 - 2023-11-25 2:54 PM

Has anyone installed discs on the rear of a 56 Dodge or Plymouth?
I am not home in my shop and I do not have a lot to do today so I would do some more thinking about converting to discs. I do have AAJ on the front and have all new components on the rear except for drums. The drums are .030” over, obviously they have been turned at some time. I have not found anyone near me that has the equipment to fit shoes to drums so then I don’t have full contact. All that said, I do not like the braking action that I have with disc/drum the way they are.
Comments on your experience and success and pictures if you have.
Del


He got a few replies but many of them were suggestions to change the rear axle (e.g, 8 3/4" Mopar, 8.8" Ford, etc) to which he replied

dels56 - 2023-11-26 9:47 AM
Darn, I just noticed I put this under the wrong heading. The above is all helpful but I am not changing the rear axle. It will remain O.E. I am unable to find a thread that is specific to a 56 Dodge with 11” drums, not Center Plane. Has anyone used AAJ for this conversion?


The odd thing is Del is working on brackets for a conversion (I've seen them) and might have gotten things figured out last summer but a forest fire threat chased him out of his shop (evacuation). The shop survived fine.

Sorry Del. I hope you don't mind this intervention.

/Dave F

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56D500boy
Posted 2023-11-26 5:06 PM (#632881 - in reply to #632880)
Subject: RE: Del's Rear Disc thread (moved - ish)



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Carrying on, Powerflite said:

Powerflite - 2023-11-26 9:51 AM
I didn't realize that AAJ made a disc conversion kit for the '56 Dodge 8 1/4 rear. Do you know what brake components it uses?


To which Del S replied:

dels56 - 2023-11-26 12:07 PM
All I know about AAJ’s rear conversion kit is, he uses GM metric caliber.


Hopefully future replies to Del will be in this thread (in the proper sub-forum)

Got to go.

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wayfarer
Posted 2024-01-26 6:16 PM (#633521 - in reply to #632880)
Subject: Re: Del's Rear Disc thread (moved - ish)



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I am curious as to the reluctance of swapping the rear axle.
Another option would the 'old' Chrysler 9¼ with disc brakes....just use the oem brake parts.
I do have 2 of these axles for sale, yes, shameless plug.
Or, how about putting the Explorer disc parts on the 56 housing? No, I haven't looked at the
pieces but how 'impossible' could it be?
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Rebels-59
Posted 2024-01-27 9:43 AM (#633528 - in reply to #632881)
Subject: RE: Del's Rear Disc thread (moved - ish)



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56D500boy - 2023-11-26 10:06 PM

Hopefully future replies to Del will be in this thread (in the proper sub-forum)

:)


Here is the Link for Original Thread, now in Correct Sub Forum,, ( Brakes ) http://forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=79049

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