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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Dec 5th, 01, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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I am thinking (perhaps stupidly) of recreating the JL8 rear using a 12 bolt drum rear. The caliper bracket and the parking brake backing plate would bolt to the axle flange. The question I have is what are the dimensions of the needed flange bolt pattern?

Another question is if the rotor, etc will fit over a standard axle or will some modifications be needed.

I am leaning toward modifying the brackets as opposed to welding a new flange on, but need a little info to see if my head is somewhere other than on my shoulders.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Dec 5th, 01, 12:58 PM
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Ed,
I don't have enough time to reply properly right now, I'll add some info later.
I believe the easiest way is to make new brackets and remove your old brackets and weld new on.
The other way is to buy or make a Gulstrand adapter for the caliper and make a separate emergency brake adapter like I did, which is probably harder in the end.
If you don't need the E brake, the Guldstrand bracket is easy.
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Check my conversion to late 60's Vette brakes. http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homep...suspension.htm

I made my own bracket to hold the E-brake shoes, and used a Guldstrand caliper bracket.
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