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    The pistons in the original calipers were frozen and not repairable. I bought 2 new calipers from oh oh oh Oreilly. Do you have to place some type of grease between where the caliper and its bracket make contact (see picture). BTW the new calipers have the bleed screw and brake line connection in a different location but I think it will work. The piston on these original calipers can be adjusted with a 1 5/16 inch socket so you don't have to use the cheap rental tool with the small tits that bend or break off.
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    I always like to use a copper anti sieze on those sliding parts. Same thing on the ends of the pads.

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    how to cut off Versailles caliper brackets?

     



    Well that didn't work. Calipers from Oreilly would not work. Back to square one and my last option. Any recommendations on how to cut off these Versailles brackets without damaging my Strange Engineering axles?
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    Have the bearing and caliper bracket presses off
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    I checked on new bearings and the cost to have them put on. Parts, labor and shipping $200+. I can cut the old Versailles brackets off for free. Just have to figure out how.

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    And then how will you keep the axle in the car?

    That bracket being captured by the bearing and pressed into place may be what holds the axle in the housing.
    OR do you know if "C" clips were holding the axle inside the differential?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    And then how will you keep the axle in the car?

    That bracket being captured by the bearing and pressed into place may be what holds the axle in the housing.
    OR do you know if "C" clips were holding the axle inside the differential?
    Yes Sir you are correct in that bracket holds the axle in place by bolting to the axle flange. Most new disc brake kits come with flanges that do the same. This is the kit I am looking to use from "Quick Performance". Same guys I bought my 9 inch 3rd member from (differential for you funny guys). Great people with great service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by testdepth View Post
    Yes Sir you are correct in that bracket holds the axle in place by bolting to the axle flange. Most new disc brake kits come with flanges that do the same. This is the kit I am looking to use from "Quick Performance". Same guys I bought my 9 inch 3rd member from (differential for you funny guys). Great people with great service.
    I'm glad you got the bases covered! Good looking kit!

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    If you don't want to damage the axles, you really should just take the axles to a machine shop and have the old bearings pressed off. Trying to cut the old bracket off is a recipe for disaster. One slip and you've got a damaged axle.

    A torch would most likely overheat the axle and/or bearing.

    A cut off wheel will be difficult to work in that tight space without getting into either the bearing or axle or both.

    The axles are worth more than the bearings. I wouldn't take a chance with them.
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    One down and one to go! Dremel, cut off discs, small chisel and 30 minutes is what it took to get the brackets off without damage to anything other than the bracket.
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    Second one is cut off and ready for a new brake kit.

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