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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by D-Russ, May 24, 2007.
Great idea! Now I know why I drug home those Model A mechanical backing plates. ..grouchy
Now that's creative, great job....Thanks!
Like just about everything elese ion this car, he made them.
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.
You're right El-Cid, there was a pan tech, possibly Street Rodder, 10 or so years back.
Great idea!, Excellent sketches
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
Great tech! Fantastic diagrams.
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.
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"
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?)
I have one question. When you turn right does the caliper hit the front axle? Looks real close.
thanx for the tech. i will be using this.
I love it!!! looks amazing
Great Tech !
T E C H O M A T I C !!!!!
What a cool idea!
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.
Badass.............i love it! Adding the vents maybe the ribbon on the package!
Here's mine - $10.00 frying pand from Walmart
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.
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.
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
Super nice brakes and great drawings. You should sell a kit !
This tech is such a stoke of genius, it deserves a bump at least once a week!
Here's mine from one year ago.
can this be done with the cheaper weld on rear axle brackets?
Thats exactly what I was thinking, but I still think it looks good.
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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