Basic Brake Kit 1978-88 GM Caliper to Early Ford Spindles
5.50" Centerline of Holes, 4 on 3.375" Bolt Hole Pattern, 7/16"-20 Thread Pitch, Steel, Natural
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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.
- GM to Ford brake brackets
- 1978-Up hardware
- Bearing and seal adapters
- Inner bearing cups
- Inner bearing cones
- 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)
1978-Up GM Caliper to Early Ford Spindles
Installation Note: If utilizing the later Ford 'Square Back' style spindle, it will require minimal modification (removal of approximately 1/8" of material from the spindle) to clearance the caliper bracket. The early Ford style 'Round Back' spindle will not require this additional modification. Due to the numerous types of bolt arm steering arms that can be utilized, installer provided steering arm bolts applicable to the specific steering arms may be required as provided by installer.
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Q & A
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