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Disc Brakes for 1959 fairlane

Postby choppmyride » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:42 am

Hi guys,
I need to install front disc brakes on my 1959 fairlane
What options
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Re: Disc Brakes for 1959 fairlane

Postby fordconvert » Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:04 pm

Is a Fairlane full size? If so Scarebird lists a kit for 57-68 full size.

http://www.scarebird.com/index.php?id=13
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Re: Disc Brakes for 1959 fairlane

Postby CoupeBoy » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:37 pm

I heard, and I'll try to find a reasonable source, that late 60's through early 70's full sized t-bird and Torino spindles were a direct bolt in swap for the 50's cars.

Dad's got a
1957 Fairlane (4dr 223)
1959 Galaxie (2dr post 223)

So I'm hoping I am correct.. as those are easy enough to come by.

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Re: Disc Brakes for 1959 fairlane

Postby CoupeBoy » Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:14 pm

I found it.. (or at least a reference that proves I'm not completely batty)
57 Fairlane spindle interchangeability? For disc brakes
289dual4s wrote:If you want the swap that bolts right on, you want the 73-76 Torino/Cougar, 77-79 T-Bird. These have the 5 x 4.5 bolt pattern and you can still run 14" steel wheels if you get the wheels from the car you pull the brakes from. Spindles out is what you need. If you catch U-Pull-it on a half price day you should be able to get everything for a little over a hundred bucks. That's how I got them for my 57.
You can use the Granada setup, but there is a taper issue on the lower balljoint and tierod holes. The Granada setup lowers the car about and inch as well.
And another
1960 Fairlane - granada brake swap

Oh, and this is interesting...
Crites Restoration
1955-1967 Galaxie-Mercury wrote:1957-67 Galaxie frt disc brake parts # and do it yourself instructions - $25


Hope that helps,
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