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So I started on this swap. Brakes off and need to drill out the spindles and steering arms out to 1/2 from 3/8 I believe. Anyone done this? What type of drill bit is needed because my junk bits aren't cutting it.
 

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before u even setup to do the job a machine shop can do it in no time, 5 bucks when I did mine. Unless you have a drill press, a good carbide bit with lots of cutting fluid.
 

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No drill press, wasn't wanting to take spindles off.is it carbide drill bits or cobalt or titanium
 

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They are 7/16 holes, so you will most likely need a power drill with a 1/2 drill chuck. You will need a 1/2 drill bit either Cobalt or Titanium would do the job. Also try an in between size 16/32 first before you go in with the 1/2 drill bit. It is very important to have a very sharp drill bit, cutting fluid, safety glasses and start with slow RPMs no need to hurry. Not a an easy metal to cut but you can do it. Stay safe and good luck. Keep us updated. .
 

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Bought a new cobalt 1/2 bit slow rpm not doing much. Was thinking of taking spindles off if not a pita.do I need to do anything with the spring to get spindles off.
 

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Guess my next question is why did I not just use a longer 7/16 bolts to mount the caliper brackets. Anyone do that.
 

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Didn't use right stuff but never drilled out anything just milled the upper boss on the spindle and got the right thread bolt to replace with longer ones
 

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Here's my dilema. As you can see in the picture of the caliper mounting plate the two thru bolt hole are where the spindle and steering arm bolt. The plate holes are for 2/2 inch bolt and the arms and spindle holes are 7/16. Why they didn't make the plate 7/16 and if needed drill it to 1/2 for those arms and spindle I'll never know.? I got one side drilled out, 50 dollars in bits. Do you see a problem with just using 7/16 bolts on the other side with no drilling of the arms or spindles.there is a area where the back of the plate goes into the top of the spindle,the square In the picture.
 

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I would not worry about using the 7/16 bolt in th 1/2 hole. If you think about it it's only 1/32 play on each side of the bolt and when they are tightened down they will probably never move after hitting the brakes rolling forward once. Just my opinion but I would run it.
 

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I've got 1 side drilled. That's what I was thinking also to call them. At this point I have no plans on drilling the other side. If I hadn't started this side probably wouldn't have drilled either.
 

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If I remember correctly, they are in the brake pedal bracket. Seem the think I always pulled the whole bracket off, not fond of beating near the firewall. They are knurled like wheel studs.
 

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Got studs out,hammer and a small pipe and wiggled the studs and some small persuasion. I've got the kit from cbr. It's right stuff kit.do I need to use the proportioning valve. I assume so but want to make sure before plumbing new lines.
 
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