Mustang Rear Calipers?

Discussion in 'Drivetrain Tech' started by drppdyllwrngr, May 17, 2012.

  1. drppdyllwrngr

    drppdyllwrngr Member

    Been planning to replace the parking brake shoes on my explorer axle. It can be done without pulling the axles, but would be much easier doing so. I don't really want to do that. I have read too many horror stories about the retaining bolt breaking off. Anyways, in my searches, I found a good write-up telling how to do it. Easy enough, until the springs. In the reading, I read that you can replace the explorer calipers with mustang calipers. The biggest difference is the mustang caliper doesn't use the internal drum brake for the parking brake. It uses the main pads. Has anyone heard of this or have done it? Planning to go to the pick-n-pull saturday and pull a set from a mustang and put them on an explorer and see what happens. Any other info would be helpful!
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  3. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    i have heard of it and saw that the only the mustang full swap, not what you are talking about. Sorry dude, but good luck!
  4. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    That's a new one for me.

    FWIW, I didnt have a problem dissasembling the axle.
  5. OP

    drppdyllwrngr Member

    Murphy's law usually applies heavily to me.....what could go wrong will go wrong. LOL Plus, i don't really want to drain the rear, etc.
  6. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Put the kids to work.... slave labor lol
  7. OP

    drppdyllwrngr Member

    well, tried it at the pick-n-pull where even close to fitting or being a "direct bolt on" like was posted on another forum. So i came home and started to tear the rear apart to do the drum parking brakes. passenger rotor came right off to find a leaking axle seal. FML! Went to pull the driver's side apart to see how it's rusted to the hub. FM! So now it looks like I get to pull the diff cover, get the bolt holding the cross pin in place, then pull the axles. might as well pull the axle out, clean it up and paint it before putting it back in. this will have to wait a few more weeks.

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