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4 bolt vs 5 bolt front brakes
« on: January 25, 2015, 12:59:09 PM »
i know the pinto never had the 5 bolt setup, but how about the mustang II..?

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Re: 4 bolt vs 5 bolt front brakes
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2015, 10:03:34 PM »
Not that I know of. Not stock. Even the V8 ones came with 4 lugs.
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Re: 4 bolt vs 5 bolt front brakes
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2015, 06:46:11 AM »
The Mustang II, even the Cobra and King Cobra had 4 bolts.

The Granada is a great swap set people use!
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Re: 4 bolt vs 5 bolt front brakes
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2015, 09:48:47 PM »
I don't mean to hi-jack the thread, in any way. But...

Everyone always talks about swapping rotors for front brakes to get that 5 lug bolt pattern and strength, but what are you all doing for the rear? Drilling out axles/hubs for 5 lug, replacing axle shafts with 5 lug shafts?

I would think that if you are going through the trouble to re-do the rear axles for 5 lug and keep drums, you might as well make the change to rear disc brakes with 5 lug rotors and never worry about it again.
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Re: 4 bolt vs 5 bolt front brakes
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2015, 02:40:09 AM »
reevs, thnx for the offer, but too "nice" for my car..haha, going with speedway 5 lug "stock" rotors. dave 1987, i have a  1957 ... 9" rear . it had NO brakes when i bought it, so i got/installed a disc brake kit from summit. the front discs were "redrilled" 4 bolts that are real hinky. the plan...complet e front end rebuild, new rack, v8 springs,etc...

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Re: 4 bolt vs 5 bolt front brakes
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2015, 01:02:47 AM »
don't bother with the stock 25 cent piece sized rotors.  order some 77 granada rotors for a 2 inch rotor upgrade 9 to 11  , pinto seals and bearings, a pair of say 80 camaro calipers and pads and a set of adapters from ebay or pretty much any rod shop on the planet.  (spindles are mIi, the worlds most used ifs in a rod)  Add in a pair of 4x4 blazer soft lines and assemble as normal.

Adapters
http://www.rjays.com/Brakes/MII_images/ALL42106.jpg

now,  If you really wanna go hard there is also a way using  60's 5 bolt drum brake hubs and then use the newer cobra or 05+ stang gt rotors n calipers.   
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Re: 4 bolt vs 5 bolt front brakes
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2015, 08:29:04 AM »
Has any one made those adapters for the 71 72 drum brake spindle. I want bigger disk but really don't want to spring for the Wilwood kit u less I really have to.