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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:26 pm 
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Long story short...
I have a '79 2wd LUV with front disk brakes.
I'm finding out quick that local supply houses no longer have calipers,rotors,bearings,seals in stock.
Most online sites don't offer much hope either.

I did a few search's here on the forums and it looks like some people have had success swapping in 84-86 IsuzuTrooper brake parts...but I'm not sure about what works and what doesn't...left and right calipers are different on a stock luv? Rotor thickness different on a trooper vs luv ?? Ventilated vs solid rotors ? 4wd vs 2wd.... Gets confusing...

So bottom line...can you guys fill me in on what parts swap into a 79 2wd that already has disk brakes with stock parts from a trooper that still can be purchased across the counter without having to scavenge scrap yards for parts and pieces. Calipers/rotor type / hoses/etc...

I've seen some kits online from aerospace and others, but I'm trying to do this without having to break the bank on a set of brakes...

Thanks for any and all useful replies!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:18 pm 
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rockauto.com still has limited LUV brake parts listed & lots of seals & bearings.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:52 pm 
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Shop for caliper rebuild kits. It's not hard to do yourself. IDK if they are available, but it might be worth a try.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:11 am 
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Rockauto doesn't have any calipers in stock...
Tried to place an order for what they list, but when I go to check out , it pops up " no longer available"

I can go the route of rebuilding the calipers...but was looking to the future for a more permanent solution

If anyone has used trooper calipers and rotors I would just like to know if they have any part numbers/ what year trooper they used. And if the trooper calipers fit the stock LUV brackets and rotor.

Last resort I can do the aerospace parts...but dang..that's a lot of money for a set of front brakes...


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:49 am 
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I rebuilt my calipers and they work just fine. Its easy. Works better if you have a blast cabinet.


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