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  • Yea but we had it sitting on a floor jack the entire time.
    Rich Volpi - 2000 XJ, 1989 MJ

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    • I was over to NAPA today & picked up some brake calipers for the rear. '76 k-20 pn: 18-4046 .

      I also picked up some pads for the front axle. Discovered that it is the 4500 lb axle, not the 3500 lb. I guess that was the model for the Dodge Snow Commanders?

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      'Tall' Peter -- Former NJ Resident
      1962 CJ-5 ~ 1984 CJ-7 ~ 2008 JKUR ~ R/C Toys

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      • Nice... how did you pay for pads and calilpars?.. interesting so many people buying the exact same parts, should see who can find them the cheapest..
        Chris


        2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
        5.7 hemi
        Quadra drive 2

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        • Paid cash. There are different grades of pads. These are the middle grade. They were under $50 per pair.



          Man, that was easy! Gonna weld the bracket to the factory flange


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          'Tall' Peter -- Former NJ Resident
          1962 CJ-5 ~ 1984 CJ-7 ~ 2008 JKUR ~ R/C Toys

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          • Looks great.. How do you line it up properly and make sure it stays lined up as the weld cools? I'd assume the pad has to sit perfectly flat or is it not critical?
            Rich Volpi - 2000 XJ, 1989 MJ

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            • Put compressed air in the caliper to squeeze the pads against the rotor to hold everything square with the rotor. Could make a couple gussets to hold the caliper square and then burn it all in slowly trying not to introduce to much heat.

              A caliper that isn't square will create a soft pedal since the caliper will always try to square itself with the rotor, at least until the pads begin to wear wrong at an angle. But you will put more stress on the caliper pins and wear out the rubber o-rings the pins ride on.
              Pete
              CJ 5.75

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              • Originally posted by Pete View Post
                Put compressed air in the caliper to squeeze the pads against the rotor to hold everything square with the rotor. Could make a couple gussets to hold the caliper square and then burn it all in slowly trying not to introduce to much heat.

                A caliper that isn't square will create a soft pedal since the caliper will always try to square itself with the rotor, at least until the pads begin to wear wrong at an angle. But you will put more stress on the caliper pins and wear out the rubber o-rings the pins ride on.
                Great idea Pete. when you did it did you open the bleed valve and just hose clamp the air hose to it or did you make up a little quick disconnect fitted to a small piece of flexible brake line or something?
                Rich Volpi - 2000 XJ, 1989 MJ

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                • I would put the air in the brake line fitting. Make up an adapter using a banjo bolt and an old brake line cut up and adapted to an air hose. It doesn't take much pressure to hold it there, just needs enough to clamp on the rotor and not move around.
                  Pete
                  CJ 5.75

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                  • awesome tip Pete-- thanks!!!
                    'Tall' Peter -- Former NJ Resident
                    1962 CJ-5 ~ 1984 CJ-7 ~ 2008 JKUR ~ R/C Toys

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                    • Did you finish coat last night or wait till the morning? :D
                      Rich Volpi - 2000 XJ, 1989 MJ

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                      • Rich- again-- HUGE thanks to you for the help last night!

                        Rich asked to come over & give me a hand.. how do you say no to that?? :)

                        We prepped & primed the frame & axles.

                        He left about 11PM-- I stayed up till 1:15 & applied a top coat of black to everything.

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                        primed with Eastwood's ' Corroless '
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                        baking in the sun & 75* temps-- nice!
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                        little stuff is getting prepped & painted today-- at 75* & 35% humidity, the weather is ideal for it!
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                        'Tall' Peter -- Former NJ Resident
                        1962 CJ-5 ~ 1984 CJ-7 ~ 2008 JKUR ~ R/C Toys

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                        • Looks awesome Peter! I have had real good results with coroless in the past keep em coming
                          Doug Thornton

                          99 TJ

                          Pile of CJ parts...

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                          • Nice Peter, That's all going to look real sharp.
                            Dan M.
                            Former President, Secretary, Treasurer
                            48 days on trail in 2012!
                            '85 CJ7 - 4.0L,T-18,4.10s,Locked F&R,35s,Caged,Winch
                            '68 Kaiser Jeep M715 body transplant on '90 Dodge W350 in progress

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                            • Lookin good!
                              --Paul

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                              http://www.rozzofabrication.com

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                              • Wow! I asked for Ludicrous Speed, and here it is! Looks good - keep it going (special thanks to Rich for nudging that throttle off of IDLE up to Ludicrous)....
                                Larry Anderson - Just a quiet, little trail rig.

                                NJJC Treasurer

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