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#834663 - Mon Mar 12 2012 06:43 PM Re: 1 Ton Disc Brakes for 1947-53 [Re: 5 Window 9434]
Whitedog Offline
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Yep, the 2500 and 3500 calipers are the same. Mine wouldn't fit in the 12:00 position though. Check out Jegs for stainless brake lines. They have Russell stainless lines with the M10 banjo fitting and 3AN on the other end in a variety of lengths.
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#843975 - Sun Apr 15 2012 09:54 AM Re: 1 Ton Disc Brakes for 1947-53 [Re: 5 Window 9434]
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i have a 1947 3/4 ton with the 8 bolt lug pattern i found a company that made me a disc brake conversion for my truck the company is called RPM eng. the owners name is RON his phone # 760-329-1886 the cost was a little bit more than the 1/2 ton kit cost it works great my kit was the first one they made so i got to correct any problems if you have any ? you can contact me at faynel@prodigy.net


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#843995 - Sun Apr 15 2012 12:17 PM Re: 1 Ton Disc Brakes for 1947-53 [Re: faynelong]
5 Window 9434 Offline
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Do you have any pics of their system? Interested to see what they used and how they mounted the caliper.


Dave
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#844015 - Sun Apr 15 2012 01:55 PM Re: 1 Ton Disc Brakes for 1947-53 [Re: 5 Window 9434]
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i have pic but dont know how to upload yet thet used 87 rotors and calipers chevy they made the back plates and sleeves/spacers for the rotors i had to grind the turn stop down to get them to turn
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#844019 - Sun Apr 15 2012 02:23 PM Re: 1 Ton Disc Brakes for 1947-53 [Re: faynelong]
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I often wondered why no one was doing the 8 lug disc for these trucks. Especially when you see the interest on this website. I'm guessing it's due to the fact the 1/2 tons share the same dimensions with the cars. The 3/4 tons are divided pre-53 and 53-59. Not to mention the SRW 1 ton and DRW 1 tons.

Any way It's good to see some initiative out there.

One of my original ideas was similar to this: POL Disc kit

I figured the same method could be applied to the front.


Edited by Whitedog (Sun Apr 15 2012 02:26 PM)
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#844566 - Tue Apr 17 2012 08:24 PM Re: 1 Ton Disc Brakes for 1947-53 [Re: 5 Window 9434]
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Here are my pics. I added a couple pics of a bale of hay loaded on my truck for my cows.

http://s1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii616/faynelong/


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#844569 - Tue Apr 17 2012 08:45 PM Re: 1 Ton Disc Brakes for 1947-53 [Re: faynelong]
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I like the looks of it. I wonder where they got the hubs.

Are your front wheel out further now? Part of the problem I've been having is finding a rotor/caliper combo that will clear the rims. I would think they would have to had moved the WMS out to fit everything in.
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#844582 - Tue Apr 17 2012 09:33 PM Re: 1 Ton Disc Brakes for 1947-53 [Re: Whitedog]
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the hubs are off of a 1987 chevy they are out about one inch i used stock 16 inch rims i thought you might realize that those hubs cost about 150.00 each then you add the calipers thats about 40.00 each also figure the roller bearings are about 200.00 it doesnt take long for this setup to add up you still have to figure the time and labor of building the back plates and you also need spacers


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#844619 - Tue Apr 17 2012 10:40 PM Re: 1 Ton Disc Brakes for 1947-53 [Re: faynelong]
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Nice looking setup. It looks like it will work well. How much was it for the spacers and back plates?

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#844623 - Tue Apr 17 2012 10:57 PM Re: 1 Ton Disc Brakes for 1947-53 [Re: 5 Window 9434]
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What about bearings? Did they machine the hubs for the OEM style bearings?
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