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Guest Message by DevFuse

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Disk brake conversion for rear of Wagon.

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#1 TriXTuning


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:09 AM

I'm sure this has been done before but I just did it today and thought I would share what I did with everyone.

I had the rear pads on my drum brakes shatter into little pieces then I heard about some Subaru XT's being in the local wrecking yard. I went and grabbed all the parts for the disk brakes on the XT (backing plate, caliper, pads, rotor) and swapped them into my 1979 Wagon originally with rear drums.

The backing plates needed to be ground down a bit to clear the larger stamped/welded axle carrier. I then cut a notch into the carrier so that I could access the caliper bolt since you can slide on the rotor unless the caliper is removed.

Pics should be self explanatory.

I guess the pics are not working so I just updated my blog post which has the images.

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Edited by TriXTuning, 28 January 2013 - 12:20 AM.
Not sure why images won't show up here. The links work just fine for me.

#2 Leeroy


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:01 AM

Cool TriX, shows me exactly what grinding I need to do.

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