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RottenRodney
04-20-2007, 06:26 PM
Has anybody got a disc-conversion figgered out for M-5 spindles? We're thinkin' we'll need some whoa-power to complement the go-power. How 'bout a manual dual-master-cylinder recomendation? Humm??

Faster than a rusting bullet... Gopher Grove, CA

Dick Steinkamp
04-20-2007, 07:52 PM
Jim Turner...

http://www.turnerbrake.com/truckkits.html

(and a nice pic of Mr. Biggs truck too [8D])



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RottenRodney
04-20-2007, 11:45 PM
Oh YEAH! That's exactly what I was dreamin' about. Kinda nice that it'll stay five-on-five. We're gunna have some (close look-alike) 16" steelies made to order anyway, so the caliper-clearance won't be an issue.

Thanks Dick. We'll place an order right away. :D:D The Rottens



Faster than a rusting bullet... Gopher Grove, CA

48M5
04-22-2007, 10:45 PM
RottenRodney,

Wondering if you might expound on your 16 inch (5x5) wheel (with something slightly less than 3" backspace) solution . I'm looking hard for a 16x6 wheel hoop that the OEM truck center disc will fit in. Got close with a 1976 F#%d 3/4 ton 16x6 but alas the inner diameter of that hoop was about .187 too small. Any coments would really be helpful. --48M5

Rosstude
04-23-2007, 02:10 PM
Turner will fix you up with the disk kit, as well as the MC kit, if you want to keep the MC under the floor in the stock location. A little plumbing will be required of course.
I put a Turner disk and MC kit on the wagon, and am very happy with the performance, as well as the customer support from Mr. Turner.


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Ross.
Riverside, Ca.
1957 Provincial X2
1958 Transtar

RottenRodney
04-26-2007, 11:04 AM
quote:Originally posted by 48M5

RottenRodney,

Wondering if you might expound on your 16 inch (5x5) wheel (with something slightly less than 3" backspace) solution . I'm looking hard for a 16x6 wheel hoop that the OEM truck center disc will fit in. Got close with a 1976 F#%d 3/4 ton 16x6 but alas the inner diameter of that hoop was about .187 too small. Any coments would really be helpful. --48M5


Sorry for the delay. I haven't made the call for wheels yet, but will soon. Jeff at Wheels of Steel in Visaila (spell-czech) California has done me right in the past. He'll make stuff that others won't mess with. I'm hopin' he'll be able to make us a set of 16"x6" 'Solids' with as much positive offset as possible. The style of centers they call 'Solids' resemble the stock Stude wheel. It's close enough for what we're doin'. Ordinarilly, 'Solids' come with two bolt-patterns, nither of which is five-on-five, but I'm optimistic. I'll let yawl know how we do.

High Ross!

Faster than a rusting bullet... Gopher Grove, CA