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    Front Disc Brakes 2019

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    I am taking a list of persons wanting disc brake brakets. I am currently working with the manufacturer to produce another batch of the more popular M1D80TA braket.

    If you would like a set for your 1964 to 1970 G10 Van this is the time to get your name on the list and buy them as they are made in batches at about 12 to 18 month intervals.

    If you have questions or want more information on pricing/ delivery or ordering You have to Email me at m1dadio@
    gmail.com with your requests.

    If you are new to Vanning or the idea of disc brakes and want or need to learn more about this disc brake set up; use the search feature above and search "discbrakes2014" , Front discbrakes 2015 and/or "Discbrakes" . You will find tons of information from the many vanners .


    M1D80TA on my 2nd gen
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    You need to consider your wheels when changing to disc brakes. These photos are GM 15 X 7 factory rims with 3.75" offset they fit with a country mile of clearance. Most modern 14" wheels will fit, some will with a little grinding off the calipers, some 14s especially older wheels may not fit onto this disc brake set up.

    Thank you
    M1D

    Last edited by m1dadio; 05-31-2019 at 10:49 PM.
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    Any plans for a G20 six lug???

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    Michel, I want to thank you for continuing to do this. It's very much appreciated by our community.
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    VanSandy:

    It will be a good day when somebody develops disc brakes for the G20.
    At this time other vanners are working to resolve that need and I will help them as much as possible.
    I do not and never have had a G20, I most likely will never have one. The investment of time and money to properly develop (engineer) a brake system for any vehicle is huge. I could have bought many vans for what I spent designing the M1D G10 brakes. The G20 market is just so much smaller the investment would be unreasonably disproportionate. It can still happen but its going to have to be a G20 owner doing the hit and miss approach until he/she discovers the right combination of parts.

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    I received the batch of disc M1D80TA brackets a couple weeks ago.

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    Everybody who had requested a set has been email notified. Most of these are gone already.
    There are some extra and unclaimed sets available.
    Anybody who wants a set can request information by emailing me at m1dadio@gmail.com

    M1D
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    Don't ask me!! I'm still stuck on "who am I?" and "What do I want?"

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    Don't ask me!! I'm still stuck on "who am I?" and "What do I want?"

    1965 G10 all window "ChevyVan" with 1988 305 Tuned port injection V8, 700R4, 1980 10 bolt posi.
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    Cool

    Wow that is quite a run of brackets...
    Once installed there will be a lot more good stopping Early Chevy Vans out there...
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    I've been hearing from a few that have already received theirs and are beginning the install. Very exciting. Thank you, Michel.
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    Best improvement that I ever made to my '65 Sportvan.
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    Hi Greg!

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    Yes hi Greg ! Bill
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    Nice to hear from you again Greg...
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    Cool

    On my PC this post is now two pages long.
    Not sure how many page on a smart phone user.
    For the old school PC users I will put this very good picture on the 2nd page.
    To give guys thinking about this conversion a picture of this very clean set up.

    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    Has anybody had issues with the disc brakes without a dust shield? I'm still tinkering with G20 discs and wondering if I should bother with it.


    (Spoiler alert: While progress is slow, there is progress. I have now discovered about a dozen ways that do not work well, biggest issue is getting the caliper properly centered on the rotor AND clearing the sway bar and shock. Custom made hoses will be required for certain. I am trying to do this using all flat plate and spacers as I do not have access to machinery to put the nice bend in plate steel like Michel's brackets have.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanner68 View Post
    Has anybody had issues with the disc brakes without a dust shield? I'm still tinkering with G20 discs and wondering if I should bother with it.


    (Spoiler alert: While progress is slow, there is progress. I have now discovered about a dozen ways that do not work well, biggest issue is getting the caliper properly centered on the rotor AND clearing the sway bar and shock. Custom made hoses will be required for certain. I am trying to do this using all flat plate and spacers as I do not have access to machinery to put the nice bend in plate steel like Michel's brackets have.)
    i dirve mine on a daily baisis, and have seen no adverse affects of not haveing and shields.
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    Front Disc brakes 2019

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    Misinformation: I have heard some people are being told these brackets are no longer available which simply is not true.

    Yes there are a limited number of sets available. Is your Van telling you its time for this upgrade?


    If you just have questions or want more information pleaseEmail me at m1dadio@gmail.com I am happy to help with your questions.

    If you are new to Vanning or the idea of disc brakes and want or need to learn more about this disc brake set up; you can use the search feature above and search "discbrakes2014" , Front discbrakes 2015 and/or "Discbrakes" , wheel fit, ect. You will find tons of information from the many vanners .


    M1D80TA on my 2nd gen









    You need to consider your wheels when changing to disc brakes. These photos are GM 15 X 7 factory rims with 3.75" offset they fit with a country mile of clearance. YES;Most modern 14" wheels will fit, others will fit with a little grinding off the calipers. Many older 14s (pre 1974 drum brake) will not fit onto this disc brake set up.

    Thank you
    M1D
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    1968 G10 "sportVan Custom" under construction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wookee View Post
    On my PC this post is now two pages long.
    Not sure how many page on a smart phone user.
    For the old school PC users I will put this very good picture on the 2nd page.
    To give guys thinking about this conversion a picture of this very clean set up.

    I was thinking about changing my front axle to a g-10 so i could do this upgrade. Can anyone tell my about the cost all said and done to do the front disc setup. Thanks in advance.

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