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the brackets Ive seen and had(mine were all for the 3/4ton 8lug conversion for 15in wheels) bring the caliper really close to the knuckle, I doubt the 5lug conversion brackets brings it any closer than that. That being said the caliper brackets are the same, I bet. So usually you can find those type brackets on ebay for cheap. Then bolt it all together, find a 5 lug rotor with the backspacing that works. The 1/2 bracket should be a problem as long as you can find the appropriate rotor, 5lug rotors come in a great variety of backspacing.
 

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oh, I dont like how the 3/4 ton caliper has the banjo fitting so near the knuckle, I had to clearance the banjo I was using to get it real close. You can use a variety of castings with the 7in pin mount to pin mount calipers, I liked the eldorado or elcamino calipers as they had the banjo centered right in the middle of the caliper.
 

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thought they would go between the spindle and the hub ?? Not sure if there would be room for the hub to spin.
thats exactly where you want to be able to mount it, for a 8lug conversion to 15 inch wheels, the plate is usually between the spindle and knuckle and sucked there. I now have blackbirds, but they are not flat plate, but rather several plates welded together and clearanced over the spindle.
 

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So do you think having the plate between the hub and spindle would work ? Is there a 1/2 or so of room ?

Spindle and knuckle doesn't sound good.
having the plate in stock location will work IF you can find the proper backspacing of rotor. I like the odds of finding a rotor that will work as there are a ton of 5lug rotor variations.
 

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Not only that but if you space the spindle out with the bracket behind it, you're now supporting the vehicle by putting the 3/8 spindle bolts in shear. The step on the spindle where it fits into the knuckle is what is originally designed to support the vehicle. The studs are just there to hold the spindle on.

I had a thread last year about front 60 brackets using the 1/2 or 3/4 chevy front calipers. If you look there's some pictures with the Blackbird brackets.

I haven't done it yet but I still want to convert to smaller brakes in the front. My buggy weighs 3600 lbs there's no reason for the huge 1 ton brakes.

When I do this I'm going to order some weld-on brackets from Ballistic for $34, trim them down and just weld them onto the spindle. To me it's just cleaner than any bracket out there that doesn't space the spindle off the knuckle and put the studs in shear.
If you change the order of the stack up your stub shaft isnt going to line up like it used to. IE, it's probably not going to fit.
Yea, I think he gets that. If he gets those 1/2 thick brackets, his next really only concern is finding the correct rotor. If no rotor will work, then he may have to resort to the 3/8 brackets.
 
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