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TECH: Easy Disc Brake Covers

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by D-Russ, May 24, 2007.

  1. grouchy
    Joined: Jul 2, 2006
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    Great idea! Now I know why I drug home those Model A mechanical backing plates. ..grouchy
     
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  2. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
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    Now that's creative, great job....Thanks!
     
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  3. Like just about everything elese ion this car, he made them.
     
  4. El-Cid
    Joined: Feb 17, 2005
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    Nice tech, that turned out really clean. I seem to remember reading a similar how-to a number of years ago where somebody made some disc covers from frying pans. Or I may just be crazy, but I remember it fairly vividly. It turned out pretty nice too; seems like they polished the frying pans once they were done with the fab.
     
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  5. You're right El-Cid, there was a pan tech, possibly Street Rodder, 10 or so years back.
     
  6. Great idea!, Excellent sketches
     
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  7. jackandeuces
    Joined: Feb 20, 2006
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    Dave ,good post you can rotate the caliper a small amount to the rear by using a speedway kit.. I did this disc cover up some years ago, Gerry Burger did a tech for American Rodder ,Jan 2003 .. Lots of pictures
     
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  8. publicenemy1925
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    Great tech! Fantastic diagrams.
     
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  9. arkracing
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    Bringing an old post back up - was there a tech write up on Jack's covers somewhere? I just search for all posts by him and couldn't find anything.
     
  10. arkracing
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    Thanks, Yeh I would be interested in what he did to the wheel cly's etc. I know that there was a post on this thread from an Aust. member with a similar set up - hardlined from the wheel cylinders on the inside to the calipers.

    Also any ideas on how to make the "Drums" rotate so @ low speeds (when parking etc to give the appearance that they really are drums) or is that too much "Fauxtina" :D
     
  11. arkracing
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    Funny you mention the Buick Drums to sacrifice. I was going to ask about it, but though that I would catch a S*^$ storm for wanting to hide everything. - I would like to try the Buick drum thing - Basically the so-cal set up but with "real parts"

    When you were trying the buick drums - would they fit over the rotors and calipers easily or would you have to machine them to fit? (i.e. cutting the part that contacts the brake shoe out?)
     
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  12. butch27
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    I have one question. When you turn right does the caliper hit the front axle? Looks real close.
     
  13. tigerShark
    Joined: Oct 18, 2006
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    from Tampa Bay

    thanx for the tech. i will be using this.
     
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  14. Diesel627
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    I love it!!! looks amazing
     
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  15. Great Tech !

    T E C H O M A T I C !!!!!

    Rat
     
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  16. Moonglow
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    What a cool idea!
     
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  17. DRuss32---The tech is good, but My God---Your sketches are fantastic!!! If you did those sketches freehand, you should have a career where you use your artistic talents.
     
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  18. movingviolation
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    Badass.............i love it! Adding the vents maybe the ribbon on the package!
     
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  19. BLUDICE
    Joined: Jun 23, 2006
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    Here's mine - $10.00 frying pand from Walmart
     

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  20. old_skool_1953
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    This is an awesome thread. I want to run discs on my T coupe but hate the way they look. You could really run with this idea and make them look sweet. Thanks for posting this.
    Jared
     
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  21. Thanks Brian. They're done freehand in pencil, in the way that most illustrators do sequential drawings. I did the first one of the unmodified backing plate freehand in a top/three quarter view and then taped it to my light table. I did each subsequent drawing on top of the original to keep the proportions and angles consistent but made the necessary changes and additions.

    I actually do (or did) have a job where I did illustrations pretty regularly – I'm an art director by trade. Now I manage a creative department so I don't do as much hands on work as I used to, but it's fun once in a while to exercise the old skills.
     
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  22. it is nice when some of these older tech threads come back up insted of some of the other zombie threads just want to eat your brain
     
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  23. Super nice brakes and great drawings. You should sell a kit !
     
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  24. Moonglow
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    This tech is such a stoke of genius, it deserves a bump at least once a week!
     
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  25. A Boner
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    I agree.
     
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  26. tigerShark
    Joined: Oct 18, 2006
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    from Tampa Bay

    can this be done with the cheaper weld on rear axle brackets?
     
  27. 41 C28
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    Thats exactly what I was thinking, but I still think it looks good.
     
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  28. Neat. I've got a couple of pair of '46-'48 front backing plates I'll never use otherwise. Henrietta the '38 Ford pickup has front discs with ECI kit that uses '73-'77 midsize GM rotors and calipers. Henrietta's serial number puts her build date in February of '38, so a pair of these will be her birthday present.
     
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  29. freebird101
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    awesome
     
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