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#151 Twitch de la Brat

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:02 PM

Unfortunately, the only way you can get rear e-brake with a rear disc swap (aside from making front brakes fit the rear) is an EJ 5 lug swap or Nissan 240sx rear brakes.
I think the idea of putting EA front brakes on the rear is pretty cool, albeit a little more difficult than using another vehicle's rear brakes.

Just some input (plus if you look around the mod forum it'll give you some more ideas).

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:08 PM

I'm running 6 bolt wheels so those swaps aren't going to work for me. I'm not afraid of custom fab work...

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:15 PM

I'm running 6 bolt wheels so those swaps aren't going to work for me. I'm not afraid of custom fab work...


Well, grab a rear brake swap and some EA front calipers and have at it. See if you can make some brackets to fit or use front rotors along with the front caliper or something. Let your imagination run wild and then pick the good ideas out and work with them :)

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:19 PM

... I'm not afraid of custom fab work...


If so, I did a Rear e-Brake retrofit onto my Subaru "BumbleBeast" without using nissan parts, nor Subaru EJ parts.

Look Here:
~► http://ultimatesubar...ad.php?t=134321

I Bet it could be easier to Swap the Rear Disc Brakes from a EA82 onto the Brat, you could drill their hubs for six lugs; the rest I explained in the Writeup.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:25 PM

Yea I read your thread already, lots of good info on there.

was just hoping to figure something out without doing a disc brake swap

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:47 PM

So, you "could" swap rear drum brakes from an old Front Wheel Drive Datsun that already has Rear e-Brake (Datsun shared a Lot with Subaru, in the 1970's and 1980's Decades), Parts from the Datsun 310, Might fit, but you shall investigate further and find out.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:47 PM

Project d'jour.... Put a belt tensioner on my alternator belt!

It's just temporary until I figure out something a little more elegant but it's fixed the belt squeal I was getting.

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Also finally welded in an O2 sensor bung and installed that, hopefully will help my gas mileage a bit...

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:07 AM

Woo car runs WAY better now, O2 sensor helped but what really helped was finding the cracked hose on the fuel pressure regulator! Can't wait to see what kind of gas mileage I get now.

Still dies when its stone cold though, can't figure that one out.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:06 PM

Why break a habit?

GM rear brake conversion has begun.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 08:41 PM

Early 6 lug Chevy PU rear brks - 11x2 inch drums? Nice re-tasking of old brakes.:cool::clap:

Oh, your backing plate is on backward.

I've had a 65 Chevy PU for 22 yrs.;)

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 10:25 PM

Haha good eye, it is indeed.

I was just checking it for sizing at this point, looks like it should work out pretty well. Just have to build a hub to mount the drum on.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:57 AM

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 06:00 PM

So my fuel tank has started weeping gas again (lined it 2 years ago) so I talked to the guy who did my widebody on my Impreza and he says he can make me a new gas tank for not a ridiculous amount of money...

I'm going to pull the tank tomorrow and give it to him for a template, but in the meanwhile I still need to be able to drive the car to work and such, so I picked up a generator gas tank :D

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4.5 Gallons, just welded up a little mounting bracket that bolts to the stock seat bolt holes, should be plenty strong enough.

I may throw some junk on top of it though, I don't think it's STRICTLY legal... :P

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:17 PM

Well my chevy drum brake conversion wasn't going very well, so I started looking at other options. Picked up some Justy rear drum brakes today and it looks like it's going to be exceedingly simple to get them to bolt on!

As far as I can tell so far it looks like I only need to build a tolerance ring and drill one new hole in the backing plate :headbang:

Rear ebrake here I come!

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:57 AM

That would be a really nice conversion, keep us posted! :brow:

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:20 PM

This really looks like it's going to work. The bolt holes aren't quite right, but I've machined up a few spacer rings that true it up perfectly so I can drill out the bolt holes.

I'll post some pics tomorrow.

Drums are the same size so you can reuse the stock brat drums.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:04 AM

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I'm not sure why no one has done this conversion before :P

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:40 PM

How come there's no grease in your wheel bearing?

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:47 PM

How come there's no grease in your wheel bearing?


Same reason there's no shaft on the CV, it's a spare assembly I'm using for mocking this up, I threw the whole thing into the parts washer so I could handle it without getting covered in goo.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:56 PM

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That seat on the left looks a little uncomfortable. :D

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:09 AM

Sweet! :headbang:

I have like 10 of these Justy things lying around so I think I'll do the same swap someday!

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:55 PM

So I'm still working on the ebrake stuff at the workshop at my work, but at home I'm building a hitch bumper. Just something simple.

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The rear most mounts go to the stock bump bolt holes, the plate in the center goes to the bracket the fuel tank bolts to to support the tongue weight, and the front mounts bolt between the mustache bar mounts and the frame. I've probably way overbuilt it but better safe the sorry. I'll be towing at most 1500lbs, probably more like 1000.

Remember the front brakes have been upgraded to GM 1/2 ton pickup brakes and it's got an EJ22 :P

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:07 PM

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feeling pretty good about this!

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:49 PM

Golly I've been productive lately

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:24 PM

And here we are, ready to install. There's another plate not pictured that goes over top of the three mounting bolts to give them a bit more pressure over the backing plate, I cut it out of the stock brat backing plate.

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