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I recently purchased a 63 Fairlane Sport Coupe, it is a V8 car
and has drum brakes all the way around. Would like to change to front disk brakes. How do go about it and where do I get parts? What parts will fit, for sure?
 

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I don't know what will fit but yesterday I ran across a '68 Country Squire 390 wagon with front disc, and if it'll fit I'll go snatch them for ya if the $ is right for you... They're out at a U-Pick it place near me.

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Thanks, I talked to rcmotorsports, but I haven't spoke to anyone that has it. What about rear disk brakes, too? Did you get dust shields with that to? Did you use your spindles? Did you get the master cylinder with their kit and use the proportining valve?
 

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I found a 79 Granada and took the spindles off with disc and used the proporting valve from the Granada put them on my 63 sports coupe I used a master cylinder from a manual disc of a 72 Mavrick just had to bend two lines and hooked it up and works great I have less then 150.00 for the spindles valve and master. with new pads 21.00 and rebuilt calipers 15.00 each I just took the old tie rods ends to Oreilly Auto and then lined me up with a set off a late model GM for under 50.00 for both sides so a total of around 250.00 for everything.


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I went the same route as Btallion, But got my Tie rod ends from Crites restorations in Ohio. Can't remember how much though. It was a easy swap. Have to run 15" wheels unless you run spacers to use the 14" wheels. At least my wheels were hitting the calipers.
 

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Search the forum, this has been discussed many times. But here's a recap.

'75-'80 Granada or Monarch spindles, calipers, backing plates, bearings, etc.

'85 Bronco II manual-brake master cylinder (you might have to modify your pedal rod length)

'72 LTD outer tie rod for manual steering cars - fits Granada spindles and Fairlane tie rod sleeve.

Pretty much any disc/drum prop valve, but I used a mid-80s Tbird piece.

You get to keep the Fairlane ball joints. You will have to re-do your front brake lines.
 

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'75-'80 Granada or Monarch spindles, calipers, backing plates, bearings, etc.

'72 LTD outer tie rod for manual steering cars - fits Granada spindles and Fairlane tie rod sleeve.
What about a '63F'lane w/power steering . What outer tie rod ends should be used?
 

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I just installed a SSBC disk brake conversion kit (2 pot master cylinder, 11" rotors, etc - complete) on my '63 w/power steering. No problems, works with original spindles and tie rod ends...yeah it cost about double the "u-pick-it" route, but there were no hassles and no guessing. For me that was important...good luck!
 

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The 63 Fairlane has large radial arm supports that fasten to the lower"A" arms with 2 1/2" bolts and nuts. The end of these arms curl upwards beyond where the support bolts to the "A" frame. The rear of the Granada spindles hit the curled up ends of these rods in the attempt to make a turn. Have not found info to shorten these support rods.
 

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The first swap i ever did on my 63,( 62 to 65's same chassis) & my 62 was the granada swap, spindles bolt right on, easy swap but granadas getting hard to find ! RC motorsports along with a host of others make bolt on kits for the early 62-65 F;lanes. Control Freak makes 4 links, front suspension & Fatman Fabrictors makes a nice coil over frontend kit with rack & pinion too. I;m running Wilwood 4 piston on my 62 S.C. but, i;ve got the Fatamn kit that includes Mustang spindles.
If you plan on doing allot to the F;lane look over to the Fairlane lcub of america, all the knowledge & parts you will ever require
Good Luck
 
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