[LCML] 74 fj40 disc conversion
andy at thezooks.net
Thu Mar 29 13:46:24 CDT 2012
I second the minitruck knuckles -
On 3/28/2012 11:02 AM, Landcruiser Specialties wrote:
> The 55 front is fine, but I would recommend going with '79 & later
> FJ40 or 60 series parts from the knuckles out (basically everything
> but the housing, 3rd member & inner shafts). Or, finding a '79-'85
> Toyota pickup or 4Runner axle (sell the mini 3rd member, housing &
> inner axle shafts). If you went with the Mini parts, Upgrade to 60
> series rotors (because they're vented) and '92 4Runner V6 calipers
> (they're larger than the Landcruisers). Going these routes will give
> you stronger birfields & steering arms vs. the pre-'79 Landcruiser
> disc brake axles.
> Then, like Mark said, go with the GM rears.
> Top it off with an 8/92-9/94 FZJ80 master cylinder (47201-60540).
> This is set up for 4 wheel disc. You shouldn't need a proportioning
> valve (stock or adjustable). I don't use them in FJ40's and the rears
> don't lock up B4 the fronts.
> If you go with the MAF kit in the front, you'll be using your weaker
> birfs & steering arms.
> Thank You,
> Landcruiser Specialties
> 15055 S. Loder Rd. A2
> Oregon City, Or. 97045
> On Mar 27, 2012, at 6:08 PM, Mark E Whatley wrote:
>> On 3/27/2012 5:00 PM, Mark Hunter wrote:
>>> I'm trying to figure out what is the best disc brake conversion to
>>> do for my 74 fj40. I have access to a 76 fj55 front axle. Also, I
>>> was looking at the Man-A-Fre front/rear disc conversion. I am
>>> leaning towards the Man-A-Fre conversion, but I'm concerned about
>>> the brake master cylinder running front and rear disc brakes
>>> properly. Has anyone done a successful disc brake conversion that
>>> works well?
>>> Thanks for any help.
>> countless disc brake conversion have been done with no problems. I've
>> done a good number of those myself. ;)
>> Toss the '55 front axle under there. Upgrade to the 4runner caliprs
>> now or later. Do the tried and true GM conversion in the rear. move
>> on, your're all done. ;)
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