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Projects Disc or drum front brakes for my 56 f-100.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SOCALRICK, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. SOCALRICK
    Joined: Oct 26, 2006
    Posts: 17

    SOCALRICK
    Member
    from SO. CAL

    Starting on my 56' F-100 front end, getting new lowered leaf springs and having Sids do a 3" drop axle. Should I just redo the drum brakes or go disc?
     
  2. I would stick with drum brakes. HRP
     
  3. Fenders
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 3,921

    Fenders
    Member

    If you go with discs you can sell the drums (complete) to a rodder since they fit nicely on 37 - 48 spindles.
     
  4. I've used f-100 front brakes on 2 '32 Fords, a 40 Merc, and now a 36 Ford and I haven't run into anything yet. They work great. Don't believe everything you hear about discs. The dealers who say you need them on your car are trying to sell you some. The car owner who say you need them believed the dealers.
     

  5. I just bought 56 F-100's for my 40...go with them!
     
  6. SOCAL PETE
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 1,204

    SOCAL PETE
    Member
    from Ramona CA

    I have a completed front drop axle for a 56. drums and all. Was pulled for a crown vic swap. I'll make you a deal.
     
  7. FrozenMerc
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 2,827

    FrozenMerc
    Member

    What are you going to be using the truck for??? Just a cruiser, then the drums will be more then adequate. Auto cross or heavy hauling / towing and you may want to consider the disc upgrade.
     
  8. okiedokie
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 4,506

    okiedokie
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Ok

    If you like adjusting brakes and can have the shoes arced to the drums, go for it. Myself, I would always chose discs.
     

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