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post #1 of 8 Old 10-19-2013, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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What year did stock CJ start having Disk breaks

I have a 1960 CJ5 I have recently bought a complete front rear axle set up. The front axle is a passenger side deferential. When I bought the Jeep, The jeep had a passenger side deferential danna 30 in it. The pinion bearing gave out causing a bunch of damage. So instead of rebuilding the axle I went out and bought another complete set of axles. everything matched up on the front axle beside the fact it had disk breaks instead of drum. I have installed the axle now underneath my jeep. I am trying to hook the break lines but the fitting on the rubber hose that goes in the caliber is different then the one that goes into the drum. My thought is I will just find out the year that they converted from drum to disc and i should be about to buy the hose and fitting set up from auto zone.

If I am wrong please correct me and help me get this old girl back out on the trail.

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post #2 of 8 Old 10-19-2013, 08:52 AM
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I believe that would be 1978 up. Not sure what is on your 60 as far as the Master Cylinder and Prop. Valve. They may also need changing out.
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go over to tsmmfg.com

I just converted my amc 20 to discs and love it....

they have a pretty good assortment of bolt on additions, I plan on doing my 71 ford all the way around in a few months!!

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post #4 of 8 Old 10-19-2013, 11:45 AM
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On Morris 4x4 website http://www.jeep4x4center.com/jeep-br...bler/index.htm they list 5 different hoses for front disc brakes on CJ's. It's best if you know the year of the vehicle they came off of. I know they changed the way the caliper mounts to the spindle between '76 and '78. You may also have to change the fitting on the hard line.

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post #5 of 8 Old 10-19-2013, 12:11 PM
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On Morris 4x4 website http://www.jeep4x4center.com/jeep-br...bler/index.htm they list 5 different hoses for front disc brakes on CJ's. It's best if you know the year of the vehicle they came off of. I know they changed the way the caliper mounts to the spindle between '76 and '78. You may also have to change the fitting on the hard line.
Be careful trusting Morris. I've ordered a lot from them, but their info has been wrong on quite a few occasions. I would back up their info to confirm from summit or quadratec before I made a decision...
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-19-2013, 01:01 PM
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http://www.kaiserwillys.com/category...ake-conversion where i got mine for my front m25 60 back in 2004 when i was driving it daily but I would get the dual resivoir kit for your conversion which is also located at the is like for future reference
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post #7 of 8 Old 10-20-2013, 07:47 PM
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The first year of disc brakes (not breaks) was '76 and they were optional. They became standard in '78. As was said, you'll need to know what year the calipers are from to get the correct hoses.
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post #8 of 8 Old 10-21-2013, 12:25 PM
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