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Putting a kingpin D60 in the front, linked and air shocks. Going to install hydro assist, probably a 1.75x8" cylinder as the 1.5 might not be enough for 39" tires.

Will the factory pump turn the tires with the 1.75" cylinder, at least for awhile? I have a steering cooler if that matters.

Where can I get a good steering pump for the 2.7, for a good price. I can make hoses, and a resevoir for it, but what else would I need?



As for the disc brakes on my rear D70, they are off an E-250, I still need to mount them, but aside from that:

Will the stock master cylinder feed them enough pressure?
Can I take off the BPV to give more pressure?

A friend has a D60 rear, with discs, stock everything, even the BPV, and he said his brakes are better than stock. He has a V6 though (3.4).

Thanks for any advice or answers.
 

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Also the place you got our braided front brake lines DO NOT recommend using them in the rear otherwise there will be alot of slop. The rear discs are for a chevy D60 rear not the ford(but have I have a ford rear D60) not sure if that makes a difference. And is very easy to lock up all 4's on 38's on dry pavement. I shaved my rear 60 so look into a good shaving on the 70.

This s?^t keeps getting more expensive as the seasons come around
 

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Hutch98 said:
Also the place you got our braided front brake lines DO NOT recommend using them in the rear otherwise there will be alot of slop. The rear discs are for a chevy D60 rear not the ford(but have I have a ford rear D60) not sure if that makes a difference. And is very easy to lock up all 4's on 38's on dry pavement. I shaved my rear 60 so look into a good shaving on the 70.

This s?^t keeps getting more expensive as the seasons come around
I dont know why your brake line place says not to use Braided lines in the rear. I have SS braided lines to both rear calipers, and one up to the frame.... truck stops on a dime and I never have any problems.
 

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Yea Hutch, I am not following you. They don't recommend using the stainless lines? Or the disc's alltogether?

I made some templates for some brackets to hold the calipers today, gonna try and cut them out tomorrow at work w/ the plasma.

I don't want to buy new calipers, these seem to be in good shape, and they are HUGE compared to the chevy's. Not that the extra size is needed, but they are paid for....
 

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Yea Hutch, I am not following you. They don't recommend using the stainless lines? Or the disc's alltogether?

I made some templates for some brackets to hold the calipers today, gonna try and cut them out tomorrow at work w/ the plasma.

I don't want to buy new calipers, these seem to be in good shape, and they are HUGE compared to the chevy's. Not that the extra size is needed, but they are paid for....
If you haven't made your disc brackets yet, you might want to check w/Blue Torch Fab. I'm converting my rear d60 to disc using their brackets. Maybe their brackets will work on a d70 as well. They are a quality piece, come with grade 8 bolts and all metal locknuts for mounting, & they give all the part #'s for doing a complete disc swap using late 70's/early 80's chevy 3/4 ton brake components. I haven't installed mine yet, but I've got the axle under the truck and have all my parts. Just need to cleen/paint the hubs, then start putting parts on. As for brake lines, I'm going the route of using stainless braided hose from one side to the other. No hardline & no rubber hose, & fewer T's. I still need to buy my proportioning valve, & don't know which one to get. Good luck w/your swap.
 

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Yea Hutch, I am not following you. They don't recommend using the stainless lines? Or the disc's alltogether?

I made some templates for some brackets to hold the calipers today, gonna try and cut them out tomorrow at work w/ the plasma.

I don't want to buy new calipers, these seem to be in good shape, and they are HUGE compared to the chevy's. Not that the extra size is needed, but they are paid for....

They did not recommend using the braided lines like our fronts which could cause slop when used in the rear. I was no brake specialist so I went with what they recommended using the solid steel lines. Hope this makes sense. I had a few beers in me on the previous post. Just wanted to let you know what discs and bracket I went with for the rear swap and chevy was the most common on the rear 60's.
 

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They did not recommend using the braided lines like our fronts which could cause slop when used in the rear. I was no brake specialist so I went with what they recommended using the solid steel lines. Hope this makes sense. I had a few beers in me on the previous post. Just wanted to let you know what discs and bracket I went with for the rear swap and chevy was the most common on the rear 60's.

Trophy trucks use "soft" lines through the entire truck with out having problems so I would check again with another brake guy. I have soft lines on my truck and can lock up the rears with 40's.
 
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