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Ok I see that i have a true big barring 9 inch and now need brakes. I have the housing and shafts but that is it. What backing plates will I be able to get at p&p to complete brakes for it. I need backing plate, e brake cables, brake hardware ( i will be replacing most of it with new), rotor and whatever else. Will later model broncos and f150 do the trick?

[ 08-14-2001: Message edited by: spwest2 ]
 

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instead of spending the money on drums brake parts why dont you put discs on
 

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Find yourself a late 70's lincoln continental and take the disk brakes off of it. You will need to redrill the rotors....big deal thats easy.
Continentals have and ebrake setup on the rear too.
 

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all you would have to do is find something that matches your bearing retainer
 

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Look for 11" brakes on any late 70's to mid 80's 1/2 ton truck, van, or car. Trucks usually came with the larger bolts in the bearing retainers (1/2") while cars came with the smaller "Torino" style retainer with 3/8" bolts. Both are big bearing.

In my case, the 9" had a Torino style retainer so I took the backing plate & hardware off of a '78 T-bird and the drums off of an '82 Econoline. I later found out that buying new 11x2.25 drums were only slightly more expensive than what I paid at the Pick & Pull.
 

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I have a 74' eb w/ big bearing "torino" size
ends. a company called tsm has a good bolt-on
rear disc set-up. you can use 2 types of caliper, caddy eldo fronts w/ parking brake
or mid 80's monte carlo,regal, etc. you can
buy from them ,but its cheaper to buy @autozone & get loaded calipers. hope this helps, if you have ? 's e- mail me.
 

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Look for any new style explorer with discs . Take all of the parts off the 8.8 explo rear end and bolt it to your 9 inch . The only part you need to buy over the counter is the spacer( aka. bearing retainer ) plates from Ford SVO . If you are mechanicaly inclined you can make your own .
I would have to look through some old faster mustang mags to find the part numbers but you need to have the big bolt pattern (3/4 inch nut)to make it all work .Good luck <IMG SRC="smilies/jester.gif" border="0">
 

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The Explorer disk brake kit requires the smaller Torino style retainer (2x3.56). Ford Racing sells the entire kit, M-2300-G, for $400.
 
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