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Disc Brake Conversion

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fomoco1955, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. fomoco1955
    Joined: Apr 26, 2011
    Posts: 9

    from socal

    Looking for a front disc brake conversion kit for a 55 fairlane. Any ideas?
  2. stlrider
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 108


    Go to they have the brackets to bolt up a set of disc cheap.
  3. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 18,670


    X2 on Scarebird, if they have them. They make all the work easy.
  4. Dead End Sleds
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
    Posts: 224

    Dead End Sleds

    I went with Braketech Solutions for my '54 Chevy. They were helpful and friendly to deal with. May be a little pricey, but easy to install, even for a dummy like me. I see they have kits for your car.

  5. I did braketech solutions for my 55 fairlane. They were really helpful over the phone.
  6. fomoco1955
    Joined: Apr 26, 2011
    Posts: 9

    from socal

    Thanks will check it out.
  7. hotrod428
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
    Posts: 293


    I sell a kit for your car #FB3 check my website
  8. ButchsCoolStuff
    Joined: May 24, 2011
    Posts: 59


    "ECI" from Conneticut has a nice kit that uses Ford Granada/Monarch Rotors and Camaro Calipers that is priced reasonable. We have used these ourselves and sell them thru our shop and have had no problems with them. Hope I have helped, Butch
  9. Erwin
    Joined: Dec 4, 2007
    Posts: 209


    Have late 70's Granada on my '58. Had outside diameter of bearing retainer area (part that pokes through center of the wheel rim) milled under a bit. Back then, I found some '65 Fairlane wheelrims in the boneyard. They inboard crosscar a bit more than stock '57 Ford rims;result? attractive stock front track width is retained. Get my cake & eat it too. Oh yeah, had to grind caliper a bit for the Fairlane rims.
  10. You might want to join the 52-56 Ford group here. There are several threads about disc brakes there. I'm personally using 72 LTD front discs on my 56, I got them for less than $100 at a local pick a part. I did have to use the LTD wheels to clear the hub.
  11. stubbsrodandcustom
    Joined: Dec 28, 2010
    Posts: 1,484

    from Spring tx

    hell had to build my own... Id try out these sites mentioned I used one from Scarebirds I think on a 58 fairlane and was a 1hr install start to finish...

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