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hydraulic brakes and wide fives

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chopped top, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. I'm about to put hydraulic brakes on my newly acquired 36 ford sedan. I would like to run the wide 5 rims, are there any issues I need to consider or am I better off using 5x5.5. What is the best hydraulic set up to use, can I use my 36 peddles? Mark
  2. Nimrod
    Joined: Dec 13, 2003
    Posts: 856


    To the best of my knowledge:
    '37-'48 spindles
    '39-'48 backing plates
    and '37-'39 drums.
    And that should take care of the front. I think the rear is also a simple brake swap but I haven't dealt with a banjo.
  3. Thanks Nimrod, I appreciate it. Mark
  4. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,682

    Bruce Lancaster
    Member Emeritus

    And you can keep your existing spindles and rear drums to boot! The Early V8 garage makes bolt-on conversions for all Ford mechanical brake pedal setups to hydraulic, as well as everything else if you want a kit rather than doing it all; find him as "Richard (EV8G)" on the Fordbarn.
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