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D44 5x5.5 conversion

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I am in the middle of doing a J10 passenger side D44 5x5.5 conversion. I quit working on this Jeep for about 8-10 months while trying to sell my house and move out into the country and I have lost all my notes.

Here is the question.

I have the '79 Ford Rotors and hubs and the Chevy backing plates. So, what calipers should I use?

I found out that the '76 and '79 Chevy brake pads are the same. But the calipers are not. The '79 has a larger piston (or so it seems) than the '76. The '79 calipers also fit tighter to the rotor than the '76 does.

But, the '79 caliper doesn't accept the YJ brake lines. The '76 will. I think the '79 caliper is the way to go, but not sure what to do about the brake lines.

Any suggestions? I am sure there is alot of info in these pages, since this is where I got it all before, but with the search engine being down, I just don't have time to sift through all the pages. And I need to be in the garage instead of on the computer..... if you know what I mean. :D
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TXtac said:
Alright, I got it figured out.
This is what I did to get my 5x5.5 conversion done on the '92 YJ
'78 or '79 J10 or Waggy D44 passenger side drop.
Chevy Spindles
stock Jeep Knuckle on Driver side, Chevy Flat top on passenger side w/ Parts Mike arm
'79 Ford rotor and hubs ( this is a set at autozone for $24.99 per side)
'76 Chevy 1/2 ton calipers ($14.99 at O'Reilly's or $13.99 at Autozone)
'76 or '79 pads (they are the same pads so you can pull either (Duralast Golds are $33.99 and O'Reilly's has their Premium Wagner pads for $55.99)

I am going to have to figure out what to do about the brake lines. I can use the braided lines I got in the RE Extreme lift kit, but I have to open up the hole a little, or have a custom hose made. I am pretty sure I know what I am doing :grinpimp:
I'm doing the same thing right now to a Cherokee Chief axle, except I'm cutting it down, so I don't have to outboad.
I looked as the same list of parts, but didn't get the same prices. I had about twice that on every part. I wonder if it is a California ($$) thing or if we sourced different parts. Do you have part numbers? I have to get new brake lines anyway, because I broke both of mine this weekend. :eek:
I'll buy new and I have cores, I looked again and there are lots of diffent brands, so that could be it. Thanks.

What have people done for brake lines? I wonder if I can just use chevy lines?
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