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  • 2 weeks later...

Ebay rear brake conversion calipers came in today. 1980 Eldorado rears.

Unfortunately my bracket is for a landcruiser, so too big to bolt on the axle. So I'll see if I can modify it, or just make new.

I haven't worked out rotors yet, but I do have a set of new fronts for a 1984 toy truck.

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Rotors came in for the rear disk swap from Wrench Monkey.

The Toyota axle wheel mounting surface is roughly 7 inches in diameter. This means the swap kits that use the Chevy rotor requires the inner to be machined to fit over the axle.

So, I took a gamble after some dangerous internet searching, and bought Mitsubishi Montero rear disks. These are 7 3/4" internal diameter, and will fit over the axle without modification. 

They are very deap tho, so I'll need to see where I land when I make the bracket. 

 

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Replaced the dead Mishimoto transmission fan...it was rusted up, and it was blowing forward too, so sorted that out whilst I was in there.

Got a 1990 Toyota truck axle shaft from Kenny's...$22 lol. 

Started mocking up how the caliper is going to be positioned in relation to the axle.

I'm super pleased with the Mitsubishi rotor as it slipped right on...the bracket will need a step.

 

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Bit of an update on the rear brakes.

Unfortunately the Mitsubishi rotors are not going to work without major reworking, because they are too tall and a bit too deep to fit the caliper within the 15 inch rim..clearance is tight!!. No big deal as they were super cheap, so worth a shot.

Because of MVI and the fear of an inspection seeing DIY brakes, I decided to buy Sky's Offroad Design caliper brackets and pre-modified Chevy rotors, just like Clarence's.

If I factor in materials, my free time, which is pretty limited right now, it works out about the same cost as making my own brackets, buying standard Chevy rotors and paying for them to be turned to fit.

So, excuses out of the way, I've got one side offered up, and made some brake line brackets. 

Next step is to chop out the other side and do the same.

One thing I have learned is, the GM metric calipers with ebrake are an absolute PITA to setup. There are videos with various techniques to get it done, so no worries there.

 

 

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Brakes are in, just need to hook up the parking brake lines.

Took me a while to bleed them as they cannot be bled in place as the bleeder isn't at the top. 

Had to make the hard lines, which are toyota bubble flare to GM double flare.

 

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