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Old 02-22-2013, 06:53 AM
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Smile 63 disc brakes

Would like to convert to front discs as brakes will need over haul any way due to storage for 15 years. Saw post something about s2
10 discs daily workhorse is 91 4wd s10 parts plentiful. Thanx
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Hi Jeff,

The first thing you will probably need to do is to make sure what sized rims that '63 has on it. If it is like the Squarebirds, it probably has the OEM 14" rims installed. If it does, they are probably not disc brake ready rims and you will have to find a set of 5 that are disc brake ready. I got my disc brake ready rims off a disc brake equipped Granada. If you have 15" rims, they might work as they are, but I am not sure of that. I don't know if you will have to look for a set of 15" disc brake ready rims off a disc brake equipped car. Someone else will have to comment on that.

Yes, we used S10 stuff. If you have not looked at the Squarebirds Forum, check out the very longgg thread on converting from drums to discs on it. There is a ton of information there to go through and it will take you awhile. But is should be very helpful to you.

If you do a Search for "disc brake conversion" you will find a lot of links about it, including this one that is 30 pages long... You can spend a lot of time going through these links but it should certainly help you learn what you are going to be going through. I also added the dual MC/2 stage 8" power booster to my '59 Tbird.

http://www.squarebirds.org/vbulletin...ake+conversion
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Hi Ray thank you for pointing in right direction checked out BobMs bird. Est yesterday littel more than hoped to spend but thats classics for you also looked at post for grenada brakes that looked pretty good as there are plenty of junkyards here on L.I. (recyclers) so should be able to do when started this project with"POP" was pre computer so beets waiting for mail order catalogs thank you again. Jeff
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Morning, Jeff, I see you are still on. Regarding using all Granada parts, (other than disc brake ready rims) some problems can be encountered, from what I understand, from those who went the all Granada route. I remember that some said they had a problem with alignment, and there was some shaving of parts that had to be done to make them work. When Howard Prout and I did our Squarebird conversions, we decided to go with S10 and Mustang parts, and did not run into those problems. There is a ton of information in the Squarebirds Forum that you should go through to help save yourself time, money and future possible problems.

Here is a link to doing a disc brake job on a '62 Tbird. Starts out on a different subject, but read down through it.

http://www.squarebirds.org/vbulletin...ake+conversion

Here are four pages of information related to disc brakes.

http://www.squarebirds.org/vbulletin...earchid=563326
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Hi Ray just looking gathering info as not ready yet. Need to pull engine 1st as last time was it was out for paint both engine and body new gaskets and seals but also to see if needs to be overhauled not afriad of any fab work minor or major. Iron worker by trade so big tools and welders thank you again Jeff
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