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Drum brake assemblies onto a disc axle?


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Hi,

My 90 has been converted to rear discs and I want to put it back to drums. I have a drum axle of the correct year it's pretty ropey but repairable. Can I avoid some late nights welding by swapping stub axles/hubs etc onto the disc axle casing. ie will the holes line up and will it work?

Adam.

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Wouldn't bother swapping back to rear drum brakes, most owners would want the easier to look after rear disc brakes, & have better brake performance doesn't matter if it was a rear drum brake vehicle to start with, bit of a pointless backward step IMHO.

Plus the axle serial number wouldn't correspond to the original rear drum braked axle either.

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I'm pretty sure the casings are different as the calipers mounts are cast not bolt on like earlyer Salisburys. Plus if it was a bolt on conversion people wouldn't just swap the axle for a disc brakes version.

But I do have to agree with others unless you are building a concours truck exactly as it left the factory I see little point (i have a G plate 90 now on discs).

Mike

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As far as I'm aware it's possible, but I very much doubt you'll find a buyer any easier than leaving it with disc, plus it'll be an awful lot easier to maintain.

Considering so many people, me included, are converting Series' to disc brakes.....

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Cheers for the replies, on finally checking the casings are quite different. Drum backplates will not line up with the disc axle.

Reason for asking is i have a rotten drum axle and a good disc axle!

Well another £200 spent and a little time and I have a spot on drum axle ready to be fitted.

Gearboxes next!

Adam.

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