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post #1 of 13 Old 02-19-2012, 02:08 AM Thread Starter
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AMC 20 / Nissan Drum2Disc Brake Conv

I've read a few of these threads and plan on doing this addition, but wondered:

Have we compiled a list of confirmed donor models for the calipers? I've seen zx300 and Maxima, but no clear model years. Any other models? How bout the same for rotor donor?

Is this complete?

Calipers and brackets
Nissan Maxima-1995~01?
Nissan 300 ZX-1987~89?

Rotors
89-98 Geo Tracker
86-95 Suzuki Samurai

This seems like a no brainer conversion with cost being closer to $200 from salvage, than $1200 new.

How to convert rear drum to disc breaks using salvage parts on AMC 20

Reference:
2003 - zuki rotor/nissan caliper - pirate4x4.com
2006 - Disc Brakes w/Suzuki & Nissan - forums.off-road.com
2009 - Rear 20 Disc Upgrade - jeepforum.com
2010 - AMC 20 disc brakes - theamcforum.com

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post #2 of 13 Old 11-29-2012, 05:28 AM
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any new info on this?

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post #3 of 13 Old 11-29-2012, 06:50 AM
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That infromation looks right. Not sure if it make a difference, but I rememeber seeing something about wanting the rotors from 4 door Geo or Samurai. I also read something a few weeks ago about using Ford F150 rotors. But there was not year stated on that.
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post #4 of 13 Old 11-29-2012, 10:50 AM
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Try this. It's not complete and I can't guarentee 100% accuracy, but it worked on mine.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/am...s-list-957447/
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post #5 of 13 Old 11-30-2012, 08:16 AM
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If you want the brackets here you go. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/maxima-amc-20-disc-brake-conversion-brackets-blue-print-needed-1208307/index2.html Post 22 he just posted this yesteray. He has a few sets.
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Thank you Waterdowg... I'll be contacting and getting some.

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post #7 of 13 Old 12-01-2012, 04:40 PM
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Don't feel like you guys need to rush and get the last brackets that I have on the shelf.. I cut them regularly.

Also, if any of you are doing "one-off" brake conversions and need caliper brackets, feel free to either shoot me a DXF File (if you have access to CAD), or even send me a good template via mail... trace them out on stiff cardboard or 1/4" plywood/MDF.. I don't mind doing one-offs and shipping them in Flat Rate boxes.

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post #8 of 13 Old 12-02-2012, 09:37 PM
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I've read a few of these threads and plan on doing this addition, but wondered:

Have we compiled a list of confirmed donor models for the calipers? I've seen zx300 and Maxima, but no clear model years. Any other models? How bout the same for rotor donor?

Is this complete?

Calipers and brackets
Nissan Maxima-1995~01?
Nissan 300 ZX-1987~89?

Rotors
89-98 Geo Tracker
86-95 Suzuki Samurai

This seems like a no brainer conversion with cost being closer to $200 from salvage, than $1200 new.

How to convert rear drum to disc breaks using salvage parts on AMC 20

Reference:
2003 - zuki rotor/nissan caliper - pirate4x4.com
2006 - Disc Brakes w/Suzuki & Nissan - forums.off-road.com
2009 - Rear 20 Disc Upgrade - jeepforum.com
2010 - AMC 20 disc brakes - theamcforum.com
Are these front or rear calipers from a Maxima?
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post #9 of 13 Old 12-02-2012, 11:50 PM
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Are yall still using same master Cylinder as stock? Also same brake lines? What other components are needed to do this?
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post #10 of 13 Old 12-03-2012, 04:38 AM
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Get the rear calipers from the maxima. They have the e brake. Also get the short brake hose for those, it will attache directly to youe CJ steel brake hose. As for the MC, that varies. Some claim that it works as is, some claim they make the rear brakes only have 2# of pressure. Other have switch to an early Vette MC. So that is something you will have to work out.
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Thanks Waterdowg
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post #12 of 13 Old 12-03-2012, 09:16 AM
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Also are these calipers from the nissan maxima the front calipers that we are just putting on our rear?
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post #13 of 13 Old 12-03-2012, 09:19 AM
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Oh before I forget and no one has said anything about is the e-brake cable. The e-brake cable will attach to the maxima Caliper you may need to get a creative but it should be fine. The other ends were the 2 rears attach to front at the equalizer bar, you may find that are short a inch or so. That can be resolved with a bolt and coupling nut. This will extened the threaded shaft from the front cable and allow out to reach the equalizer bar. You will need to cut the threaded part of the front cable a little, put on the coupling nut, and use the bolt thru the equailzer bar. Depending on the bolt lenght you can either cut the head off and use nuts or use 2 nuts to create a jam on the equaliser bar. It sound like a lot but read it a few time and and look what you have and it will click. This is really easy.
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