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im thiking of puttin a 62in cab and chassis dually axle under my ride.
id like to get rid of the enormous dually drums....any ideas on a home brew disk conversion? or would say TSM or SSB be my best bet?
thanks guys!
also...what should i expect to pay from a junkyard?
~John
 

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well if by ssb you mean stainless steel brakes, then STAY AWAY, ive heard nothing but bad things about thier disc brake conversions, there was a thread in the gen 4x4 i think about it
 

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TSM is the way to go.
This is the way I am going to do it.
here is a link that shows what it takes and prices.

disk brakes
 

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Originally posted by JohnBuuu:
<STRONG>im thiking of puttin a 62in cab and chassis dually axle under my ride.
id like to get rid of the enormous dually drums....any ideas on a home brew disk conversion? or would say TSM or SSB be my best bet?
thanks guys!
also...what should i expect to pay from a junkyard?
~John</STRONG>
I've got a 14 bolt and I would look at the Colorado K5 board and search for a guy named misfit. He makes the brackets for around 55 or so. Real nice product. Then use the calipers of your choice either 3/4 Chevy or Eldo for the parking brakes. You can buy them local far cheaper.
 

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What you need to do is get caliper brackets. Then you can use 3/4 ton stuff.

Here's a pic of my caliper brackets:
<IMG width=756 height=500 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/bran1adf.jpg">
 

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I made my own backing plates out of 5/16 plate and used 3/4 ton 80's Ford rotors with corvette calipers. The calipers could be Blazer or Chevy truck ones so that you can just get the simple weld on backing plates. The only differance between single and dually is the offset on the wheel flange and I think the dully ones should work better because they seem to be set further back so that will give you more clearance and then be able to run a 3/4 ton Chevy rotor.


[ 08-30-2001: Message edited by: 66CJdean ]
 

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66CJDean, I like that setup. Dig the big calipers, and it looks like it would be easier to hose the crud out of them after a mud run.
 

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Originally posted by brector:
<STRONG>What you need to do is get caliper brackets. Then you can use 3/4 ton stuff.

Here's a pic of my caliper brackets:
<IMG width=756 height=500 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/bran1adf.jpg"></STRONG>
This pic is funny...

[*] Drill
...Check
[*] Brake pads
...Check
[*] Backing plates
...Check
[*] Thermostat
...Check
[*] Zip drive
WTF??? Zip drive???
<IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Scouter77:
<STRONG>This pic is funny...

[*] Drill
...Check
[*] Brake pads
...Check
[*] Backing plates
...Check
[*] Thermostat
...Check
[*] Zip drive
WTF??? Zip drive???
<IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
What - your rig doesn't have a zip drive???Hehehe - that's my parts pile. Truck parts, computer parts! Actually I was selling a mac and that big cardboard box is full of computer parts I gave the dude. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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In case anyone cares, I've been in contact with TSM about the Corp 14 conversion and they say their webpage is up at http://tsmmfg.com/

It links back to the old page, but there is some good info.

They want $300 for eldorado calipers w/ parking brake. This seems really steep, but then I havn't priced them locally yet. <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">
 

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So,,,, can this conversion be done and run 15" rims??
 

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I just had to grind the caliper a little bit to fit 15" rims. and i used dana 44 calipers
 

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Originally posted by Shawn:
<STRONG>So,,,, can this conversion be done and run 15" rims??</STRONG>
I did. Its easy, you dont need disks to clear 15" rims on a 14 bolt. Heres some pictures of mine. I have eldorado calipers but they suck so I'm going to put on a set of 1/2 ton front calipers I got for free.
<IMG width=208 height=192 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/bracket_top.jpg">
<IMG width=208 height=192 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/caliper_brackets.jpg">
<IMG width=208 height=192 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/14bolt_disks.jpg">

I have never seen a dually 14 up close so I dont know if this stuff will work on it, you may have to call TSM
 

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there are a couple of guys making the brackets for a better price on the coloradoK5 site, they are 45acp, and donimator (sp?), and misfit. nothing but good things to say about these guys.
 

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Gald to hear. I've been kicking around the disk break option for quite some time, but the cost of the conversion was setting me back. I'm running 15" rims now and am glad to hear that when I go to the rear disk that I don't have to grind again <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Thaks for the input.
 
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