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Old 02-24-2019, 01:23 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I have the same issue with mine. My uncle made me custom metal pieces to put in between h clip and curved spring. Seems to help but still every now and then after a few years they pop out.

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Old 02-24-2019, 03:36 PM   #27 (permalink)
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How are these “popping” out. The spring that keeps the system in compression has tangs on each end that lock it to the H retainer bar. The retainer bar is then held by a bolt into the caliper bracket. Unless your retainer bolt backs out or isn’t there it’s not actually possible for the H retainer or the spring to come out. This assumes you aren’t using unusually warn or broken shit for your brakes.
The caliper seems to be extra floppy. I took a pic of it too with the extra metal piece in it.
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Old 02-24-2019, 04:40 PM   #28 (permalink)
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The caliper seems to be extra floppy. I took a pic of it too with the extra metal piece in it.
The most common problems are the bracket gets worn down due to many years of rust or the ears actually spread farther apart.
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Old 02-24-2019, 07:46 PM   #29 (permalink)
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ears get spread. I have a d44 like that. I just robbed the bracket off a donor.
chevy brakes are not an upgrade IMO
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Old 05-02-2019, 04:51 AM   #30 (permalink)
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I'm having the same problem with my passenger side. The spring keeps coming out... the H block and bolt are still in, the caliper backs out and eats the inside of my wheel each time. I don't understand how in the hell the spring keeps falling out. I made a little spacer and bent it around the top of the caliper in the mount last time. Made it 2 minutes down the road heard two tings. Stopped and looked, the spacer I made, and the spring were gone. >.<
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Old 05-02-2019, 04:53 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I'm having the same problem with my passenger side. The spring keeps coming out... the H block and bolt are still in, the caliper backs out and eats the inside of my wheel each time. I don't understand how in the hell the spring keeps falling out. I made a little spacer and bent it around the top of the caliper in the mount last time. Made it 2 minutes down the road heard two tings. Stopped and looked, the spacer I made, and the spring were gone. >.<
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I ordered it a couple hours ago
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Old 05-02-2019, 11:44 AM   #33 (permalink)
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ford front caliper hanger for dana 60

What exactly do you make for the front caliper holders for the ford dana 60 utilizing the stock front ford calipers?
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What exactly do you make for the front caliper holders for the ford dana 60 utilizing the stock front ford calipers?
The stock Ford calipers are the problem. For $295 shipped you get new brackets, calipers, pads, and rotors.
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Repairing the factory caliper brackets to close the gap and use the factory parts would be better than "upgrading" to an inferior caliper.
Seems like it wouldn't be terribly difficult for someone to make a bracket to use the, superior to the Chevy caliper, caliper from a '97 F350.
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Repairing the factory caliper brackets to close the gap and use the factory parts would be better than "upgrading" to an inferior caliper.
Seems like it wouldn't be terribly difficult for someone to make a bracket to use the, superior to the Chevy caliper, caliper from a '97 F350.
I agree.
every manufacturer stopped using the GM car type caliper decades ago for a reason.
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:06 AM   #37 (permalink)
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I can't argue with you guys as you have some valid points. I will say that the jb7 caliper has a larger piston surface area than the OEM calipers, so they are not smaller. People who have installed them seam to really appreciate the security in knowing their caliper will not fall out. I do realize my kit is not for everyone though.
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