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Old 04-28-2013, 04:53 AM
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Looks good. I remember when mine was painted and nice. Damn road salt.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:20 PM
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My version of the ebrake. I used a washer on both ends of the copper just to give it something solid to sit against.




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Old 04-29-2013, 06:51 PM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

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Those are the only years that you will find in the junk yard anyways. Can't screw it up. All cars at the junk yard should say the year. just find one and it takes about 30 minutes to remove everything.
I found the rear brakes from a 99 Mustang gt 6v. When you say 30 minutes to remove everything, do you include the removal of the rear axles?
Or what is there a quicker way to remove the axle mounting bracket/flange?
What is the easier way to loosen up the four bolts in the mounting bracket? They have the bolt head on one side and a nut on the other side.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:06 PM
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Looks good. I remember when mine was painted and nice. Damn road salt.
Good thing I just put mine on after winter. At least they have a summer to look nice before that dreaded road salt

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I found the rear brakes from a 99 Mustang gt 6v. When you say 30 minutes to remove everything, do you include the removal of the rear axles?
Or what is there a quicker way to remove the axle mounting bracket/flange?
What is the easier way to loosen up the four bolts in the mounting bracket? They have the bolt head on one side and a nut on the other side.

Rear axle takes like 5 minutes tops. Easiest way imo is to take axles out of the mustang. Just with a wrench and socket set will do the trick. I used a cordless impact drill which is very handy and speeds up the process 10x faster
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:08 PM
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What about the bolts in the mounting bracket?
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:13 PM
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What about the bolts in the mounting bracket?
wrench and socket set
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:22 PM
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OK... about the brake lines, I have available the whole rear system. What portion of the rear brake lines should I remove?
This car has a metallic hose (a few inches long) coming from the caliper; it connects to a rubber hose (with some kind of coupling). This rubber hose connects with another coupling to other metallic hose.
I do not know what portion of the brake lines to take? Where do I cut the lines? Or should I take all the hoses?
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:26 PM
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OK... about the brake lines, I have available the whole rear system. What portion of the rear brake lines should I remove?
This car has a metallic hose (a few inches long) coming from the caliper; it connects to a rubber hose (with some kind of coupling). This rubber hose connects with another coupling to other metallic hose.
I do not know what portion of the brake lines to take? Where do I cut the lines? Or should I take all the hoses?

I would just buy new. Wouldn't trust a used/old part like that which helps you STOP . I don't think junk yards can sell brake lines anyways.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:36 PM
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Agreed...it makes good sense. Now is the removal of the mustang rear axles similar to the ranger?
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:37 PM
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Agreed...it makes good sense. Now is the removal of the mustang rear axles similar to the ranger?

Yes. Just pop it open the rear differential, let the oil drain, pop off the locking pins, slide them out
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:46 PM
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I think I am ready to go and get those brakes....Thank you so much for walking me through the process. This is a good learning experience for me; I have not worked on differentials before nor swap brakes at all.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:49 PM
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I think I am ready to go and get those brakes....Thank you so much for walking me through the process. This is a good learning experience for me; I have not worked on differentials before nor swap brakes at all.
Good luck sir
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:50 PM
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I think I am ready to go and get those brakes....Thank you so much for walking me through the process. This is a good learning experience for me; I have not worked on differentials before nor swap brakes at all.
My first time on differential as well but was super easy. Just think of it this way. Just start taring stuff out of the differential until the axles come out lol
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:54 PM
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:58 PM
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My first time on differential as well but was super easy. Just think of it this way. Just start taring stuff out of the differential until the axles come out lol
Took me and my dad about an hour to remove the c clips hahaha we just ended up hammering everything out.
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