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Yet another disc brake thread: 4-lug retention

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Yet another disc brake thread: 4-lug retention

Post #1 by rafaelb » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:53 pm

I really kind of like my current wheels on my 200 six '65 Ranchero and would like to retain the 4 lug front end but would like to convert economically to disc brakes, so I've been looking at some options like the scarebird conversion: ... duct_id=93

but my rims have a 3.5" backset, which exceeds what they recommend. Anybody use that system and know why and if there is a workaround? Also, are there other rotors that work besides the Stanza rotors? It looks like it's because they are very shallow compared to say the Grenada rotors this guy used: ... es.568805/

From the pictures it looks like the Stanza rotors are very narrow where the lugs are compared to the Greanada rotors, I'm assuming accounts for the offset issue.

I'm not averse to the cobled together ideas like that but I believe he's using a 5 lug spindle which has a different bolt setup for the bracket?
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Re: Yet another disc brake thread: 4-lug retention

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:37 pm

You might give them a call as they are suppose to have another brake set up that fits wheels with a 3 1/2 inch back space. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
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Re: Yet another disc brake thread: 4-lug retention

Post #3 by rocklord » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:27 pm

Here's the Scarebird set up that you can run rims with more backspacing: ... uct_id=115

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