Brake conversion 1965 FJ45 (1 Viewer)

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I have a 65 FJ 45 and would like to put disc brakes on it. I am being told that if it is older than 1970 there is no conversion kit available. Is this true? If this is true can a person put together a kit to do a conversion or am I stuck with drum brakes?
 

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If you have ball/claw axles it is much more difficult. In that instance, I would source a disc brake axle or a newer drum axle with birfields and do a disc brake swap. Many options for that: FJ40 disc parts, Mini truck, FJ60, adapter kit to run GM parts on drum axle.
 

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Read through this thread. At first, he works to restore the OEM drums front and rear.

In the end, he converts to discs:

 
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You have a 65 FJ45, this is your 1st post... and no pics!?
 
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Find a ft axle from a 76 or newer FJ40 and install it. You will be so much happier and it is also infinitely easier.
 

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