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I have a prospective customer that has asked me about changing his drum-brake, 4-lug front end over to disc brakes and 5-lugs. For those of you who have done this conversion, how much did it cost in parts (new or salvage) and about how many hours did it take to do? Thanks.
 

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Using a granada set up, used from the salvage yard ($150) with new rotors, calipers, hoses, etc. from Auto Zone ($225) and 8 hours of work (your $$), that is the "cheap" route. However, the rest of the steering needs to be changed out to match the new spindles, so that is another $300 for parts, including pitman arm, but then you have 5 lug hubs in the front, so that means new wheels, and then you would have 5 in front and 4 in back. So then, you are into changing out the rear end, drive shaft mods, . . . .
 

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I think this is a little bit of a tough call. How much money is the customer willing to spend? You could do the SSBC, Granada, 67-73 Mustang or a kit such as Sacarebird and use GM calipers or what ever bargains come along.
 

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If the customer wants the five lugs all a round and the disc then it is very pricey becasue you are replacing the entire front end and the rear.

If they just want front disc brakes, Scarebird makes a conversion for the stock four lug spindle.

John Harvey
 
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