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HELP: rear disc brakes' caliper brackets

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Russian, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. Russian

    Russian

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    Sorry for bothering you, guys, but i'm non-usa resident and chevy calipers aren't easy-to-buy-everythere items here. But no one makes a rear disc brake kit for TLC utilising toy calipers - maybe someone did that type of brackets by himself and don't mind to share drawings? :confused:

    I found a drawing of chevy calipers brackets here, on IH8MUD, but they're for old-style rear axles with 6-bolt drum plate mounts - i already swapped '82 axles with 4-bolt pattern on my '77 BJ40 - at least maybe someone have updated drawing for later axles (i'll try to made brackets myself)?

    Also I found nice write-up with photos of rear disc brake installation (with toy calipers!) on full-floater axle, but i have semi-floater :frown:

    Any help will be definitely appreciated!

    Andrey
     
  2. petescoffee

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    Custom Cruisers in Gilroy, CA

    You'll have to do a search for his web site. He was making them at one point.
     
  3. haystax

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    Sounds to me like you might have to go with a full kit from TSM, Man A Fre, etc...good luck with your search, sorry I can't be much help. I welded brackets on mine and used Monte calipers.
     
  4. Poser

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    http://www.customcruiserfj40.com/



    Try emailing them....


    I have left them multiple messages over the last five weeks, and have yet to get a call back from them. According to their message machine, they were closed last week....They have a couple products that I would like to get my hands on.....



    Good luck!



    -Steve
     
  5. Hossdog

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    Ron just got back from vacation there and is DAMN busy from what I saw this evening, send me your requests in simple english and I can run by there anytime. I know the phone and email take a backseat to some dope like me asking in person!! Be happy to help anyone out!!
     
  6. Russian

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    Thanks everyone! Hope i'll be able to shake your hands in person if i'll do what i want - to come in USA on my BJ40 on one of your events in MOAB!!! :beer:

    Hossdog - my personal respect! Please ask Ron:

    1.if this kit will fit '79 and newer axles (4-bolt backing plate pattern)? because photo shows brackets for early (6-bolt backing plate pattern) axles
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    2. will this kit work on minitruck and TLC60 and 80 rear semi-floating axles since they have the same drum brake/axle outer construction?

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
     
  7. FX2

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    Hey, Russian is a friend of mine. I am going to call Customcruiserfj40.com tonight and find out about rear disk brakes beacuse I might needing them too on my '81 TLC BJ44.

    I and him have garages in the same garage complex.

    Thanks.