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Ok, I Have one more question about the disk conversion Im doing on a early bronco 9

Here is what I have so far.

Monte Carlo Calipers
Metric weld on Brackets
Pads
Stainless Lines
Ford f150 front rotors.

The problem lies in that, in stock form, the axle flange will not fit inside the rotor. The bolt patterns are the same but the axle flange is 7 inches in Diameter and the inside of the rotor is closer to 6 1/2 or so.

I figure I have about 4 options

1) turn down the axle
2)turn out the rotor
3) take some off both axle and rotor
4) knock the wheel studs out of the shaft and put studs into the rotor and mount the rotor on the back side of the axle flange. This will avoid time and expense of machine work but it will make it much more difficult to reach the housing end bolts and more difficult to change rotors and such.

I have never heard of a rotor twisting in two but if you took to much off I suppose it could.

I dont know how much turning down the axle will hurt its strength in that area.

I think option number 4 may be the most work in the long run.

What do you think.
 

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That might be quicker than taking the axle to my Granddads basement and putting it in the lathe but i am only 21 and have a lot of life left and im not sure I like the idea of grinding on the axle while the jeep is running.

Did you ever think about putting rotor on the opposite side?

If so why did you decide to in a sense make your own high horsepower lathe.
 
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