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57-60 f100 front brakes usability?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chaddilac, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. chaddilac
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    Can 57-60 ford front pickup brakes be used on 40s axles or traditional styled drop axles?

    I've got a couple trucks with them, and was wondering if I could use them on a modified project with a drop axle.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. I'd be interested in the answer to this also!
     
  3. i believe the drums are the same as the popular `53-`56 F100 , but the backing plates and hubs are completely different to make it a bolt on to `37-`48 spindles

    of course , anything can be adapted given enough machine work
     
  4. patrick english
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    the spindles are different
     
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  5. I have heard of guys using that year brakes on the 37-41 axle but not sure how they adapted.
     
  6. tobyflh
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    I need to know also. I have a set and don't want to get rid of till I know.
     
  7. chaddilac
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    I was hoping to be able to utilize the spindles and everything, maybe just bob off the steering arm and put a hoop on top.
     
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  9. Deuce Roadster
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    The backing plates have a different bolt pattern ... than the 37-41 and 42-48 Ford spindles ... so the backing plates will NOT bolt up.

    The brake drums are basically the same from 1953 F-100 to 1966 F-100.

    The hubs use different bearings than the 53-56 F100 or the earlier Ford spindles.

    To do the swap correctly and like traditionally


    read this

    http://www.flatheadv8.org/f1brakes1.htm

    Randy :)
     
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  10. chaddilac
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    Perfect Randy!!!! Thank you!!


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  11. tobyflh
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    that article reads 53-56 f1 and the backing plates are different 57-63 so what works?
     
  12. Deuce Roadster
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    ??

    Use the 53 to 56 backing plates
    Use the 53 to 56 hubs

    And the shoes and drums from 53 to 66 :)

    I always us the 66 F-100 springs and adjusters because the 66 F-100 has the self adjusting brake feature.
     
  13. tobyflh
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    sorry what I said was confusing, but the question was can he use 57-60 brakes because that is what he has. With that article says he will have to get 53-56 parts.
     
  14. Deuce Roadster
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    NO ...

    I have already listed what will work and what will not.
     
  15. flatty_
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    can you also use that 66-stuff on 48-52 F1 brakes or is this not compatible?!
     
  16. manyolcars
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    Yes, the self adjusting parts fit with no modifications
     
  17. flatty_
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    do you maybe have a picture how to set stuff up?
     
  18. flatty_
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    just found some pic on that unmentionable site..thanks, i´ll try it!!
     
  19. flthd31
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    Here's a couple of pics of mine.
    The self adjusters fit great but there is one mod that's needed. The slot for the adjusting wheel needs to be moved as shown in the pic. Those adjusters are left and right with different part numbers.
     

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