56 F100 Brake Ideas
In this Tech Tip, John responds to a customer request for our recommendations on brake kits for his ’56 F100.
“I have a 1956 Ford F100 pickup that has the original four wheel drums with a single manual master. I'm looking to upgrade to a dual master with a power booster and discs at all four corners. Can you recommend a set up? Thanks.”
Hi Lucas, you asked about brake conversions on your ‘56 Ford F100 pickup and there are a few options we can recommend. On the front we offer a disc conversion that will go on the original spindles in the original bolt pattern of 5 on 5 ½ pattern under P/N 91031964. In the later Ford pattern you would need the kit listed under P/N 91031914. For the power brakes look at P/N 91631972 for the pedal assembly (this only works with automatic transmissions) and booster/master kit P/N 91031411 for disc/drum or P/N 91031412 for a four wheel disc setup. On the rear end I apologize but we do not offer a bolt on brake conversion. However, we do have some weld on kits such as P/N 91031933 with E-brake calipers or 91031931 without the E-brake. We apologize that these kits are not available with the early Ford bolt pattern and your axles would need to be drilled for studs according to preference.
- John W.
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