8 1/4 rear and jeep brakes!

Brakes for your Classic Mopar

  1. halifaxhops

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    I do not think they even check them during the state inspection here in PA. Maybe tri drifting one day should be interesting where the handbrake is located! LOL
     
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    A little more done today, right side mounted, e-brake figured out. Will post pics.
     
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      Wow really cool. I was looking for an easy change on a 8 1/4. Yours will put mine to shame.
       
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      Here are some pics. It is easier to put the e brake shoes on with the backing plate off.
      The start of making the intermediate E brake cable.
      Went with aftermarket cable connectors because I did not want to drill out the factort ones ( the stock jeep cable swedge would not fit into the original commector)
       

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      Here is why I assembled the e brake first before the axel went in.
       

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      Thanks for all the explanations and pics... Keep it coming I'm going to do this next winter
       
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      What proportioning valve are you using? Just a normal one from a 73 and up disc brake car?
       
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      No an adjustable for the rear just joined the fronts with a t to the master, I hope it works. It should.
       
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      That is really cool, but do you have to use 15" wheels? I like my factory steels on my car.
       
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      Yeah it requires 15"
       
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      The stock 14 steelies just hit the caliper. I liked my 14's but what can you do?
       
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      modified THE BRAKE HOSES AND WELDED A MOUNTING STUD ON THE AXEL. Also took the mounting tabs of the e brake cables, cut them and made mounting tabs for the end of the cables. 1/2" hole is what the cables lock into. Really cold out there so bear with me.
       

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      Looking good... Will hard lines straight to the hub not work with the rear disc? How are you running the e brake?
       
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      No hard lines to the caliper will not work because of the banjo bolt. and if I ever have to change the pads it will make it a lot easier with no bleeding of all the lines.

      I am using the jeep e brake cables, they are about 1 foot longer than oem that is why I made the bracket to hold the forward end. To hook it to the car I am making a shorter intermediate cable mostly because I have the wire rope and swedge tool from my hops field, Going to try to do it today.
       
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      Well it's looking good. this thread inspired me to go with a 73 disc front end and 8 1/4 rear disc instead of a scarebird and keeping my sbp, already bought my new rear so I'm committed, so keep it coming this is what I'll be doing this fall/winter
       
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      I am pretty sure you can get rotors drilled in both bolt patterns, just remember you will have to go to 15" rims. But I wonder if a 14 mag might work, my steelies just hit.
       
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      Yeah I figure I might as well go LBP with the switch so I can open a whole bunch more wheel options. I have 7 rallye so I'm hoping to sell those in order to pay for a set of 4
       
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      Here is a few more of the e brake bracket.
       

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      Got he cables in have a friend help you.
       

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      Where did you order the cables? Are you attaching to the stock handle? Also the time stamp on the pictures is hilarious
       
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      These set up's are everywhere here in the u pull it yards. Why did you choose to use the e brake? Are you running a manual trans?
       
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      I DID NOT CATCH THE STAMP.

      Got them from rock auto and the intermediate cable I made to length. I am going to the stock e brake handle and cabel. Tell you one thing adjusting the e brake shoes sucks.
       
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      Took her for a ride today, works great! Highly recommend the upgrade.
       
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