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Disc Brake Conversion

This is a discussion on Disc Brake Conversion within the Early Birds [1955-1957] forums, part of the Thunderbird Model Years category; I also got rims and tires, mounted, balanced, with lug nuts, landed in for $1100 from Wheels for Less they ...

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Exclamation Rims & Tires

I also got rims and tires, mounted, balanced, with lug nuts, landed in for $1100 from Wheels for Less they are American Racing Torqer II 286 VN5155665 15" x 6"/5Bolt x 4/ 3" Rear Space; Tires are Cooper Cobra, 205/75/R15. They just kiss the rear fender a bit when stroked all the way up like when going over railroad trax, and can't use skirts.
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Check Thunderbird Head Quarters and Hills and Rock Auto for front end parts. Also, use silver or black Chassis Saver (magnetic paint) on the calipers and master. The trend is not to keep them totally original, it is to bring them up to the safest technology available to keep the shiny side up.
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Looking at Auto City Classic; don't see a Tbird kit. Happen to have the part number? Or know which you purchased.

What year is yours?
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i did my 55 in 2003 to 4 wheel disc....the front discs were all bolt on..the kit comes with new spindles,rotors,calipers,hubs ...but no brake lines..i bought stainless brake lines.. but no one had lines for 4 wh. disc.so i bought stock drum brake lines and wound up not using half of it...my vender was stainless steel brake co...they gave the whole kit to me..with double master cly. and proportioning valve correct for 4 wh..and the rear calipers mounted nicely..the emergency brake cables even connected fine and worked!...i would recommend them to anyone doing this swap..i have 20+ photos of every step of this job that can be e-mailed to anyone thinking about doing this but would like to see how this is done before jumping in blind..ed mlynek
Just getting started on this job. Can you email photos to me at mike@adventurescript.com
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