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Basic Brake Kit 1978-88 GM Caliper to Early Ford Spindles

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Specs
Centerline of Holes:
5.50
Material Type:
Steel
Sold in Quantity:
Each
Finish:
Natural
Thread Pitch:
7/16"-20
Bolt Hole Pattern:
4 on 4.63"
Hardware Included:
Yes
Garage Sale:
No
Notes
Includes brackets, hardware, seals, inner bearing cups and cones, and spacers.

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Easily installs 11" rotors and the 1978-up GM Metric calipers to your 1937-48 Ford passenger car spindles. No machine work needed. Please see below for suggested 1973-77 GM type 11" brake rotor part #'s required.

Kit Includes:
  • GM to Ford brake brackets
  • 1978-Up hardware
  • Bearing and seal adapters
  • Seals
  • Inner bearing cups
  • Inner bearing cones
  • Spacers
  • Instructions
  • Does not include dust caps, washers or spindle nuts

This kit works well with bolt-on steering arms. The 11" rotor brake kits are great for Street Rods based on 1932-48 Fords. However, for or a T bucket or early roadster, you might consider the Wilwood kits shown below.

702-4475 Instructions (PDF)

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1978-Up GM Caliper to Early Ford Spindles

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