76 Mustang II 5 lug conversion?

Discussion in '1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech' started by TurboXstang, Jan 6, 2004.


  1. TurboXstang

    TurboXstang Member

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    I have a 76 Mustang II hatchback i'm building up and was wondering if there's any other cars or trucks i could swap the front rotors out for to convert to 5 lug instead.
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    There are 5 lug rotors available on eBay that replace the stock rotors, they are the same diameter as stock rotors just 5 lug pattern.
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    Rotors

    I bought a set of the 5 lug rotors off e-bay, they are great quality, and i think i only paid 49.99 for the pair, plus 15.00 for shipping. perfect fit.
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    Wart I'm Mad as HELL and I'M not Gonna Take it ANYMORE! Founding Member

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    You may be able to stop from speed once or twice with them.

    Don't count on being able to do it a whole lot.
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    I second that. If you're making the conversion, you might as well bump up the rotor size. The 9" originals are grossly undersized for a car in the neighborhood of 3000 lbs. 11" Granada(~'75-'80) rotors are cheap. So are the GM calipers that usually work with these conversions, maybe $15 apiece. The trickiest part is finding the adaptor bracket, but all the streetrod shops carry them. Here's a set I just found on ebay...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2452075954&category=34199

    You'll also need hoses with banjo ends if you go with the GM calipers.
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    E-bay Rotors

    I've had very good luck w/ mine, they seem to outperform the stock 9" rotors,(metal compsition?) I think it all depends on the quality of the rotor, And the type of pads you are running. I have been running bendix pads on my 9" e-bay special rotors, and have slowed down numerous times from tripple digit speeds with no shimmy's, shakes, or brake fade :shrug:
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    Do a 'panic' stop, your experience will be different.
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    Especially consider the fact that most people that do a 5-lug conversion end up running a wheel/tire combo that's more than 23.5" diameter. It takes a bigger rotor to stop the larger diameter tires.
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    I found a kit looking around on the internet that has a kit with 11" granada rotors, GM calipers, brackets and calipers for $239 plus $25 shipping. It might be a good option for someone looking to convert to 5 lugs and big brakes on a tighter budget. Has anyone used this kit? Anyone think it would still be cheaper to shop out the parts one at a time? Seems cheap to me.

    http://www.jimweimerrodgarage.com/Brakes.cfm
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    Years ago, A1 sold a bunch of mustang replacement parts and swap kits. You used to be able to find A1 in most all the street rod magizines. They sold new actual 5 lug rotors, not redrilled, and they also had the granada conversion also, and other mustang II suspension components.

    Mike
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    Hello, I am also interested in doing a 5-lug conversion. My plans are to beef up my suspension, do a 5-lug conversion, and install four-wheel disc brakes. I was thinking 15 inch wheels up front/16 inches in the rear, with a 9 inch Ford rearend...I want to get a little more rear ground clearence to accomidate side exhausts. Are there any really good sources for Mustang II suspension parts?
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    Thanks, great stuff on there! :hail2:
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