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Offline tomsa

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Rear brakes 8 3/4"
« on: September 09, 2019 - 04:31:20 pm »
Hi
Does any other drum brakes fit from a newer car on a 8 3/4" axle ?
Or an idea of disc brake conversion kit from summit ? Good or bad
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-bk1629




Offline jimynick

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Re: Rear brakes 8 3/4"
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2019 - 11:28:18 pm »
Dr.Diff has several options for rear discs and you may want to check him out. Good luck  :cheers:

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Re: Rear brakes 8 3/4"
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019 - 03:49:32 am »
I meant if there was a newer car that I could pick brakes from that fits the axel.
Im living in Sweden and the shipping etc costs more that new brakes from Dr diff/Summit etc so I was thinking a newer car/truck with 8 3/4" and same bolt pattern on both axel and wheel

Offline larry4406

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Re: Rear brakes 8 3/4"
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2019 - 03:19:25 pm »
I recall folks using/modifying ~1995ish Jeep Grand Cherokee rear disk brakes to fit.  I don't recall the details.

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Re: Rear brakes 8 3/4"
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2019 - 10:14:46 pm »
What year car are you working on? The short answer is that you should be able to get the brakes off any 8 3/4, they were made up to 74 I believe.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
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9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: Rear brakes 8 3/4"
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2019 - 06:47:52 am »
It's a 1970 Challenger.
I bought new 10" drums and brake shoes with all springs etc so "problem" solved,thanks for answers :thumbsup:

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Re: Rear brakes 8 3/4"
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2019 - 01:33:11 pm »
Excellent. Glad you got it sorted.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)