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hey has anybody seen the caliper bracket that lets you use gm metric calipers on mustang2 spindals. streetrod and circle track guys use them all the time.I,m planning to make a set of brakets to let me run those calipers on my 63 gal useing 70 73 small bearing intermediate spindals with 12" t-bird rotors. the same braket would fit the 73 and later big bearing intermediate spindals with 12" rotors . theres plenty of aftermarket gm metric caipers to pick from. sorry to say butt even the stock gm caliper is lighter and better performing than the boat ancor calipers ford offerd in the 70,s and 80's


If anuff of you are intressed, Ill set up to make more than 1 pair. cast your vote weather to make them out of stainless steel or reg steel or for 11" or 12" rotors

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I already make the brackets you want to make, I've been making them for 7 years..Don't bother with the Metric stuff, go right on up to the big GM calipers. I've done alot of the big GM calipers on the stock Galaxie spindles. That is what I run on my Nascar themed '64 Custom. The 12" rotor will bolt to the stock Galaxie spindle and you won't have problems with alignment or bump steer. You can either bolt them or weld them right to the spindle as the Ford spindles are forged steel.
 

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If there allready in production who, were and how much? I wont waste any more time on cad cam or making post on here!! do you make a pair of brakets to fit metric gm calipers to the ford 70,s intermediate spindals if so how much and do they bolt to the spindals or do to they(( WELD TO THE SPINDAL???))

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I don't mess with the Metric stuff because the are a weaker caliper with a smaller piston which will not stop as well as the large GM caliper. I have made a few sets of the caliper brackets to install the big GM caliper to the intermediate spindles, and they bolt on. I make them bolt on or weld on for both the intermediates and the original '60-'64 Galaxie spindles.
 

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The Metric calipers are used in the circle track applications because they are a pound or two lighter, and every pound counts. I used the Metric calipers on my IMCA Modified, and they do not stop as well on a 2200 pound car as the big GM's do. On a 3700-4000 pound Galaxie I would not want the Metric calipers. The same goes for the Street Rod stuff, the Metrics work great on a lighter car, but not as well on a heavier rod.
 

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makes sence!!.just couriess what are you calling the big caliper and send me some pics of those upper control arms you made for the 64 nascar

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I was planing on going the T-bird route, but if yours bolt on to the stock spindle that would be easier .I would be interested in a price on your brackets as well as a list of needed parts.
 
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