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      01-17-2008 11:14 PM #26
      tough fit under 14's

    2. 01-17-2008 11:15 PM #27
      grind the wheels

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      01-17-2008 11:16 PM #28
      oh yeah
      did I forget to say that I'm freakin jealous

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      01-17-2008 11:16 PM #29
      Time for measurements and a subsequent CAD drawing of adapter....
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      01-17-2008 11:20 PM #30
      Quote, originally posted by WackyWabbitRacer »
      Time for measurements and a subsequent CAD drawing of adapter....
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      my bff glen does pro-tools whatever stuff. hopefully he can do this for me. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      01-17-2008 11:29 PM #31
      Quote, originally posted by twopointone »
      I can go buy said device? I have a micrometer but its not going to work here, I dont know how I'd get it in there to measure.

      Start sticking stuff in there until something fits just right... then measure it with a micrometer. I'd use a set of calipers. You should own some anyway.
      It looks like you should be able to make it out of thick enough plate.
      You don't need to worry too much about getting the rotor dead center in the caliper... that's the beauty of the opposed piston caliper.
      If you're just doing one pair this is seriously something you can make with a drillpress and a grinder. I'd draw them up, print it out and and use the paper as a pattern so everything will be on the same axle center.


      Modified by Euro Nation at 8:32 PM 1-17-2008

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      01-17-2008 11:30 PM #32
      Quote, originally posted by Euro Nation »
      Start sticking stuff in there until something fits just right... then measure it with a micrometer. I'd use a set of calipers. You should own some anyway.
      It looks like you should be able to make it out of thick enough plate.
      You don't need to worry too much about getting the rotor dead center in the caliper... that's the beauty of the opposed piston caliper.

      [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] will look into it later tonight or tomorrow

    8. 01-17-2008 11:42 PM #33
      just eyeballing it off your pics, i'd say it's gonna be ABOUT .375" thick, so use a low carbon steel over aluminum, and you'll most likely need countersunk holes for the fasteners to the knuckle as the old rpi kits were. make sure you source some 12.9's msc industrial will be your friend here [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      01-17-2008 11:46 PM #34
      this is w/ the inside of the caliper where the rotor goes touching the caliper on one side. I didnt have enough hands to hover the caliper, hold the tape measure, hold the rotor and hub, and take the pic

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      01-18-2008 12:05 AM #35
      i can has lazy. sending the caliper out to have an adapter made.

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      01-18-2008 12:09 AM #36
      Slacker.

    12. 01-18-2008 02:29 AM #37
      for 280mm rotors and different calipers but may help






      Modified by dubstarmk2 at 11:34 PM 1-17-2008

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      01-18-2008 03:15 AM #38
      I cant fit that size rotor under my wheels.

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      01-18-2008 12:46 PM #39
      i think you bought these big things to make up for a personal issue with size
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      01-18-2008 12:48 PM #40
      oh for sure. gotta compensate somehow.

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      01-18-2008 01:34 PM #41
      sexy calipers

    17. 01-18-2008 01:42 PM #42
      Quote, originally posted by Euro Nation »
      If you're just doing one pair this is seriously something you can make with a drillpress and a grinder. I'd draw them up, print it out and and use the paper as a pattern so everything will be on the same axle center.
      Modified by Euro Nation at 8:32 PM 1-17-2008

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      01-18-2008 01:47 PM #43
      Quote, originally posted by Jeebus »
      This is what I've been saying... stop being such a scaredy cat.

      im not scared, I guess I just dont have access to any of this kinda toolage.

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      01-18-2008 09:18 PM #44
      Quote, originally posted by Jeebus »
      This is what I've been saying... stop being such a scaredy cat.

      I would draw it up and give it to your local machine shop that could probably make a pair of brackets for like 100 bucks. Sure its more expensive then using a drill press and grinder, but when it comes to brakes, I would weigh safety and precision over only saving 100 bucks.
      Thanks VWvortex for the hard work!

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      01-18-2008 09:35 PM #45
      this is how you want your wilwood setup to look like in the end,

      and this on a 83 vw rabbit

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      01-19-2008 01:40 AM #46
      theres just something about those calipers kris that is SO SO hot [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      01-19-2008 01:52 AM #47
      too bad no one will be able to see them

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      01-19-2008 01:59 AM #48
      dont give up yet
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      01-19-2008 02:00 AM #49
      or you mean because of the wheels they will be behind
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      01-19-2008 02:21 AM #50
      bingo

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