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johnboy
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From: Hueytown, Ala usa
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posted 06-26-2002 07:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnboy   Click Here to Email johnboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi guys... new guy on the block with a Must II/ Ford Truck question... I'm building a '53 F-100 truck and using a Must II crossmember. (I know it's not a real mustang..but I am using MII parts, doesn't that count ??)

I have a Heidts crossmember and have found the suspension parts. My question is about brakes etc

I want to go with 11" rotors and calipers.. and I'd like to stay all ford.. my problem has been finding a kit that offers 11" rotors (usually Granada) and Ford calipers... surely something will cross to my application.. I have 77 MII spindles and need the caliper bracket and caliper that will fit with the Granada 11" rotors... anyone know what years/models/etc will get me to work and stop ???

thanks in advance

johnboy

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MLariviere
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posted 06-26-2002 10:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not sure,jonboy,but I think you'll find most of your parts on a 78-82 granada/monarch,80-81 Tbird(the really ugly ones) or Lincoln Versaillles.

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DidgeyTrucker
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posted 08-18-2002 01:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just saw this post.
Actually Ford or Chevy don't manufacture their calipers. They buy them from an outside source (and it might be the same source!). Go ahead and use the kit for 11" rotors and GM calipers. It's simpler all the way around.

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Derrick LaRiviere
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posted 08-18-2002 09:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Derrick LaRiviere   Click Here to Email Derrick LaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The only thing i could find are a set of GM calipers and brackets and granada rotors,they are set up for the MII front suspension. The calipers are very cheap price wise and will do the job. On my project car with the same set-up i had all that on and then i went with the Wilwood set-up, along with the rear kit. Awesome set-up and quality which is included in the price. I didn't want to give any GM'er the satisfaction of putting the parts on, but you can't beat the set-up.. Derrick

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rovic
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posted 08-21-2002 09:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rovic   Click Here to Email rovic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I to am building a '53 and think i can help.I'm using a Fatman crossmember for the MII spindles.You need to use Granada rotors, which use the same bearings and seal as the MII,and call CHASSIS ENGINEERING at 319-643-2645.They make caliper brackets to use Ford calipers.I'm using '82 5.0 Mustang calipers with their brackets.Also I wanted to move the master cylinder to the firewall and I used the same '82 Mustang brake pedal ,booster/master cylinder as well as the brake junction valve.This way I'm all Ford except for the chevy truck trailing arm rear suspension.

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DidgeyTrucker
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posted 08-25-2002 03:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That Chevy truck trailing arm rear suspension is what's under current NASCAR race cars!

And once again, Chevy doesn't make their disc brake calipers. They buy them from an outside supplier. The only thing Chevy about them is the design.

Tracy

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