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I'm putting the SSBC kit on the front of the car and would like recommendations for the rear. Replace with stock style drums, cylinders, pads? Swap with disc brakes - what are common donor cars/kits and costs involved? Is it worth the swap on the back to discs? Thanks for the input.
 

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I would stay stock. I actually put Versaille rear with discs in my 66 and then went back to a stock 8" with drums. I never could get it to stop good with 4 wheel discs and had trouble with parking brake, clearance and ride height. Most of your braking comes from the front anyway.
 

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You could upgrade too 2-1/2 rear drums as did Shelby on his cars. I did the upgrade on the Hi-Po and it made a considerable difference. The down side is they may not be as efficient as a properly working, current technology, disk system. Never-the-less, it is pretty darn good. The upgrade also requires a backing plate change. Conversion cost; perhaps 1/2 or a bit less than a store bought rear disk system.
 

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A simple upgrade is the 11" F150 drum using 2 1/4" pads. You can buy the complete setup (drums, backing plates, all assembled) from Currie. Bolts right up.
 

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I went through the same process of deliberation as you when I decided to upgrade my rear brakes and finannly decided to go with Praise Dyno KEVLAR brakes and specially curred drums and stick with the stock backing plates. I am pleased with the results.

Here is an article that explains it all for you that I wrote
http://www.inficad.com/~moneymanager/9inchrearend.htm

Let me know if you have any questions.
http://www.praisedynobrake.com/

Doc the moneymanager
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I just finished the "Shelby Stop" modification that Sam Griffith {AKA Sigtauenus} has in the link above. Donor for backing plates was an 83 Lincoln Towncar -- hey, at least they are stamped "Ford". The rest of the parts came from Autozone. Haven't done hard stops yet till my powered SSBC kit in front and the new 10x2 1/2" drums in back both wear in a little but so far it is 1000% better than 4 wheel stock unpowered drums!! ::

Maybe now I need to go up front to drill some holes and do the "Shelby Drop" next....
 
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