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    69 f100 2wd front disc brake conversion......

     



    hi everyone. i gots a 69 f100 2wd. i want to put disc brakes on the front and i found a place buts its over 1000 for everything brand new..... dose anyone no about if a 70s ford parts will fit? if so. wat everything ill need to make this conversion work... thks,.

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    yup, I switched my '71 3/4 ton drum brakes to a '73 1/2 ton disc brake. I switched I-Beams and all, simple deal.
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    Yes, find yourself a '73-79 F100 or F150 donor truck and swap it all. Here's a link that explains it in detail Installing Disc Brakes on Your 2WD Pickup - Pt. 1 - FORDification.com

    I have a 66 F100 that I did the disc brake swap on. I found a '78 F150 donor. It was pretty easy. Good luck.
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    Ok thanks. Any way i can do it withoyt swapin i beams?

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    I just swapped mine cuz I had them....Not sure about the kingpin dimension---if it's the same then there would be no reason to swap I-Beams.... Hopefully one of the other guys will chime in and give you the low down!
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    That article that Randy posted really spells it out. Did you read it yet?
    The kingpin diameter changed in '75, so all '65-'74 (drum or disc) setups use one size and '75-'79 use another. They are not interchangeable.
    Easy way seems to be to switch them out as a unit, like Dave suggests.
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