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TECH: Easy Disc Brake Covers

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

  1. Mayor of G-Vegas
    Joined: Nov 10, 2010
    Posts: 507

    Mayor of G-Vegas

    Awesome thread ... Im with the others you should make a kit!
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  2. Mattilac
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,156


    Excellent post Russ. I like how you laid out the illustrations and got right to the point.
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  3. Steves32
    Joined: Aug 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,280

    from So Cal

    I'm glad to see this thread brought back up. It's one of my favorites.
    I took the more lazy & expensive route by calling 1-800 So-Cal buick drums w/ Willwood discs. ;)
    Your drawings are fantastic.
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  4. Jack Luther
    Joined: Oct 24, 2005
    Posts: 531

    Jack Luther

    I like this idea, and this thread hasn't been up in a while, so bttt.
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  5. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792

    Member Emeritus

    Still one of the best techs ever done.
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  6. 55willys
    Joined: Dec 7, 2012
    Posts: 1,706


    Great idea! I am looking in to making a wide 5 disc brake hub
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  7. Sky Pilot
    Joined: Jun 30, 2010
    Posts: 697

    Sky Pilot

    great visuals ,xxxcellent idea ! keep it going
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  8. cody1958
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
    Posts: 831

    from wichita ks

    first time seeing this thread. I really like the way you hid the brakes. Great job!!!
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  9. 32ford5
    Joined: Sep 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,100

    from Australia

    Great tech - looks superb. Deserves a bump; it's been a while.
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  10. Sorry for the down time. All linked images in this thread originally hosted by PhotoSuckIt have been relinked to the HAMB servers.
  11. D-Russ -thanks for taking the time. Dead horse, I know but photosux is shooting themselves in the foot by F ing the people.
    Great thread and super idea, BTW!
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  12. I follow directions real well backing plates.jpg backing plates2.jpg backing plates3.jpg backing plates4.jpg
  13. Wow, those look awesome! You must have one heavy duty louver press!
  14. The louvers came from a hood off of a farm implement, I welded them in. I picked the finned drum covers up at a swap meet for cheap money. I made another set using a brake drums from a 36 ford, I'll see if I can't get a picture .
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  15. in the weeds
    Joined: Mar 7, 2009
    Posts: 100

    in the weeds
    from Kansas

    I thought I would give it a shot with a pair of junk Buick drums I had. It took some time to lathe out the old cast liner but I got it done. something different and cool!!. faux buick cover.jpg faux brake cover 2.jpg faux brake cover 1.jpg faux brake cover 1.jpg faux brake cover 1.jpg
  16. cfmvw
    Joined: Aug 24, 2015
    Posts: 944


    As always, I am impressed with the creativity and craftsmanship I see on the HAMB!
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  17. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 2,182


    That really makes the front suspension look smooth and like was said its not trying to hide, cheat or fake it clearly shows the car has discs but better looking ones..

    Nice job..
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  18. The drums don't turn they are attached to the backing plates with tabs and 4 bolts.
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  19. Koz
    Joined: May 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,526


    Checking "out in the weeds" variation on the theme. Now I'm interested......... OP and the Buick looking ones are just the nuts! I'm having serious doubt as to my ability to stop my Vick with early Ford brakes. This may be the solution.

    Thanks guys for the excellent muse!
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  20. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 6,843

    from So Cal

    I would be concerned with this mod blocking the air flow from vented discs, leading to over heated brakes.
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  21. ^^^
    I bet those louvers would take care of your concerns.:)
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  22. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 6,843

    from So Cal

    They might help some, but heat rises, those vents are in the lower half, I think they're better for looks than for cooling. Ventilated discs expel heat from the center out, the cover blocks that heat from flowing freely. It's probably not a problem for the vast majority of us, unless you do a lot of mountain driving. But losing brakes due to heat is an experience I'd rather not ever have again.
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  23. [QUOTE="I thought I would give it a shot with a pair of junk Buick drums I had. It took some time to lathe out the old cast liner but I got it done. something different and cool!!.

    Cool idea on the Buick drums! Can we get a picture of your set up with the wheel removed. I'm not sure I understand the process and would like to know more. Thanks.
  24. Ty isn't on here very often . If you look at post #72 this will give you an Idea what he did, only he used Buick drums and machined out the centers and the steel inserts for the brakes. This helped reduce the weight.
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  25. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 4,665

    rusty rocket

    I did a tech post years ago when I built some for my sedan. I think the thread was called fake brakes.
  26. 32 hudson
    Joined: Mar 5, 2005
    Posts: 770

    32 hudson

    Question are the front and rear backing plates the same concerning bolt circle hole locations large hole diameter ? Or front specific backing plates needed to do this modification ?
  27. I'm 99% sure the only difference in front and back juice backing plates is the provision on the rears for a parking brake cable.
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  28. Man, this looks great! HRP

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