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I came to a point with my truck where I had almost enough horsepower but not near enough brakes. I had seen a good article on upgrading late '70's trucks with one ton brake components. I started putting together the parts and finally last winter was able to get everything installed:

I bought a rear disc brake kit from Blackbirds


Next I picked up a set of Thunderbird front calipers which are a direct bolt on with a bigger piston. I painted the calipers and master cylinder.


Decided to upgrade the front rotors also.


Rear discs installed.


I was going to use a 1 ton brake booster but decided on a hydroboost setup. The braided lines were not neccesary but do look good.


I used stainless tubing for all hard lines and braided lines for all the flex lines. So was it worth it? That's a big YES!!!!!!! Not cheap (but could be done much cheaper). Braking feels as good as a new vehicle, before it took a strong push and hope you had lots of room, now it's a light touch and you're almost through the windshield.
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be sure to use heat proof paint on the calipers


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Hello Big Blue, I hoping you still out there. Nice photo's but no part numbers included. I sure could use them. Trying to upgrade the front disc Brakes on my 1999 E-150 4x4 van conversion. It uses the same Dana 44 as you had on your 77. Any thing you could do would be greatly appreciated.
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I came to a point with my truck where I had almost enough horsepower but not near enough brakes. I had seen a good article on upgrading late '70's trucks with one ton brake components. I started putting together the parts and finally last winter was able to get everything installed:

I bought a rear disc brake kit from Blackbirds


Next I picked up a set of Thunderbird front calipers which are a direct bolt on with a bigger piston. I painted the calipers and master cylinder.


Decided to upgrade the front rotors also.


Rear discs installed.


I was going to use a 1 ton brake booster but decided on a hydroboost setup. The braided lines were not neccesary but do look good.


I used stainless tubing for all hard lines and braided lines for all the flex lines. So was it worth it? That's a big YES!!!!!!! Not cheap (but could be done much cheaper). Braking feels as good as a new vehicle, before it took a strong push and hope you had lots of room, now it's a light touch and you're almost through the windshield.

Hello Thunder, I hoping you're still out there. Nice photo's but no part numbers included. I sure could use them. Trying to upgrade the front disc Brakes on my 1999 E-150 4x4 van conversion. It uses the same Dana 44 as you had on your 77. Any thing you could do would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks Gregglf
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Hello Big Blue, I hoping you still out there. Nice photo's but no part numbers included. I sure could use them. Trying to upgrade the front disc Brakes on my 1999 E-150 4x4 van conversion. It uses the same Dana 44 as you had on your 77. Any thing you could do would be greatly appreciated.
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