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.
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. .
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.
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.
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.