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    Posted: 13-January-2019 at 9:28AM
I need some information. I am thinking about putting rear disc brakes on my 1970 Ford Gran Torino. I would like to hear from someone that has already tackled this task and get some feedback and information. Any help would be appreciated.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-January-2019 at 9:48AM
not sure on the 70? but good possibility that mustangs would interchange?, if so a kit should be available... you will need a disc/disc proportioning valve for the correct brake bias front to rear
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rockatansky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-January-2019 at 11:14AM
no Gran Torino until 1972 Unhappy

https://www.fordmuscleforums.com/torino-pages/600834-disc-brake-set-up-1970-torino.html

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-January-2019 at 1:11PM
 ^^^ that only mentioned about swapping to discs for the front, he's asking about the rear
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74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-January-2019 at 1:39PM
Stainless Steel Brakes makes a kit.  I know the Torino parts places used to sell it too.
 
Here it is here:
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rockatansky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-January-2019 at 6:30AM

did say rear huh?

my 1st look would be a complete 8.8 31 spline Ranger axle swap, good upgrade.

if not the whole axle then just the brakes?

what's the Mark IV / Versailles swap, would those work?







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1970 has a better-than-50/50 chance of being an 8" rear end.
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rockatansky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-January-2019 at 8:29AM
and small bearings 8" or 9"
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote torinojon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-January-2019 at 2:08PM
if the car is stock.ford did 8" in the 302 cars.if it has a 351 or bigger it got the 9".this is the way ford did it from 1969 to late 70s that i know of.pre 1969 is different rules.you can use a 28 spline 8" axle in the place of a 28 spline 9"axle .... 
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