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70SportsRoof
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posted 09-16-2003 12:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My brother has a '62 Falcon, with the 4 lug wheels. He wants to put on newer 5 lug wheels...is this possible? Drum brakes would be okay, but just want to upgrade to a 14 inch wheel with 5 lugs and bigger brakes. Any way this can be done?

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cpmaverick
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posted 09-24-2003 01:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Gary-

It is definitely possible. Does anyone know the difference between the 62 and 64-5 Falcons? I am pretty sure the Granada spindles fit on the 64-5s.

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SlowFord
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posted 09-24-2003 01:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SlowFord     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, Granada (or Monarch) disc brakes will fit a '62 Falcon. I have disc brakes from a 1977 Comet on the front of my '63 Ranchero. So Mavericks / Comet are also a possible donor.

For the rear, an 8" rear end from a '63 Falcon / Ranchero with a 260 V8 would be ideal.

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70SportsRoof
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posted 09-24-2003 04:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So, the Granada stuff should fit on the '62 stuff...cool. One more question, we've heard that the '62 Falcon is a different front suspension than the '63...is this true?

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Gary M.
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bob1963
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posted 09-24-2003 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bob1963   Click Here to Email bob1963     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't think The Granada spindles will fit on a 1962 Falcon. Unless you change to 4 bolt upper ball joints.I have a factory V8 1963 Falcon and the Granada spinddles fit on it but it had 4 bolt upper ball joints. The holes that the ball joints go into on the spindles are a bigger diameter when you have the 4 bolt.I also think the tie rod ends are different diameters.Mustang Steve sells some tie rod adapters for that problem.

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fordfan
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posted 09-25-2003 04:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll have to run outside and check later...

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70SportsRoof
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posted 09-25-2003 04:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys, and Joseph, thank for checking your '62 when you can. It's hard to get ahold of my brother, so if you could help shed some light on the '62 front end, it'll be appreciated.

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fordfan
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posted 09-25-2003 10:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is the Same Style suspension as the Later Falcons and Mustangs, though it has the 3-bolt Ball joints. If push comes to shove you should be able put '63-4 Arms on it.

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bob1963
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posted 09-25-2003 11:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bob1963   Click Here to Email bob1963     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't think you would have to change out the A frames. Its been some time ago that I put the Granada disk on mine. but I think I was told the 4 bolt ball joints could be put on the 3 bolt arms by drilling new holes. if I'm wrong someone please correct me.

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Glen M
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posted 09-27-2003 01:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glen M   Click Here to Email Glen M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did you change the master cylinder as well?

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bob1963
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posted 09-27-2003 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bob1963   Click Here to Email bob1963     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes,I used a 1991 Tracer master cylinder non power assist.with 1983 to 1986 Couger proportioning valve.and it works great.

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62comet
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posted 06-28-2004 12:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 62comet   Click Here to Email 62comet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
on my comet i have disc brakes from a volvo 145. it may be a little more to do, but it's cheap... and rims and things are cheap....

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