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Postby bigman328 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:02 pm

my old mans got a A series pick up and would like to know what front axle would be interchangeable to convert it to disc brake setup? heard about Iveco and ldv's being good donors etc but would like to know for certain off the experts etc .....many thanks for any info guys! :)
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Re: disc conversion

Postby stoney » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:27 pm

is it 3.5t on a bigger one?
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Re: disc conversion

Postby bigman328 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:43 pm

all I know is it started off life with a 4 cylinder York lump in it, its got flared front aches and transit mk2 doors, ill try and get some piccys
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Re: disc conversion

Postby bigman328 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:50 pm

stoney wrote:is it 3.5t on a bigger one?


VERY similar to this one but with REALLY bulky flared front arches

http://s1337.photobucket.com/user/bigma ... 7.jpg.html
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Re: disc conversion

Postby bigman328 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:49 pm

just asked today and its 5.5 tonne
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Re: disc conversion

Postby bambi mk 1 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:14 pm

bigman328 wrote:just asked today and its 5.5 tonne

A mb vario is worth a shot.
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Re: disc conversion

Postby bigman328 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:52 pm

bambi mk 1 wrote:
bigman328 wrote:just asked today and its 5.5 tonne

A mb vario is worth a shot.




sorry dont quite follow, can you explain? lol
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Re: disc conversion

Postby bambi mk 1 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 3:18 pm

bigman328 wrote:
bambi mk 1 wrote:
bigman328 wrote:just asked today and its 5.5 tonne

A mb vario is worth a shot.




sorry dont quite follow, can you explain? lol

The front axle might fit :wink: Ldv will be too light and Iveco is independent suspension :)
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Re: disc conversion

Postby ernie b » Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:55 pm

^ second that
814 vario bus I do for a guy,
vented discs, 4 pot hydraulic calipers, 6 stud hubs, steering box type steering and mounted on leaf springs
king pins, bearings and discs easily available and not too pricey for what they are
calipers can be dear but keep an eye on the dust seals and they should have a good lifespan

I'll throw a tape measure across the axle next time I see him
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Re: disc conversion

Postby joetow » Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:13 pm

the dodges are possible candidates aswell almost same axle configaration not sure if anybody has attempted this conversion but if a donor chassis is availible worth a go biggest issue is parts becoming hard to source aswell ...
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