Rear Cobra Brake Brackets

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  1. lutter94

    lutter94 Well-Known Member

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    I have access to modeling programs, and a laser. Would like to draw, and make my own rear Caliper/Axle Brackets. Obviously multiple sets could be made. But I do not have a pair laying around that I can measure and replicate. Would anyone have a set they would be willing to lend? Obviously I'd pay shipping both ways. Otherwise I'll still be on the lookout for a reasonable priced set I could then resell.

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    mcglsr2 Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    I don't have a set available but just curious: you are making these because you don't want to buy a kit? Or you plan on making changes to the design to run different calipers? Or larger rotors?
     
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    lutter94 Well-Known Member

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    mcglsr2 Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    I agree, that's a ripoff. I also have never seen that kit before. The one I am used to is this one:

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    Which is like $315 at American Muscle. Not a bad price, as it includes rotors, dust shields, etc. There's no way I'd buy brackets alone for $150 (the parking brake cables are $50 a piece, accounting for $100 of that $255 total).
     
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    lutter94 Well-Known Member

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    I've seen that kit before also. Should break down and buy it, use the parts I need, and sell it back off. I already have anti moan brackets. The dust shields would be nice to have. I still like the idea of brackets for free, lol. And just having the model for future uses.
     
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    mcglsr2 Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    Oh I'm totally not trying to discourage you from making them. Just saying that if you do, you should put some thought into different caliper attachments or allowing for larger rotors while retaining the stock calipers or something. Or not, totally up to you :D
     
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    The brackets used to sell for $110 from Ford when they were in stock. That complete kit with the rotors was $189 at one point and was a steal of a deal but the quantities sold out fast. I could never get it ordered because of how fast they sold out.
     
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    13" rear setup with a quality bracket would be tits.

    The Baer 13" rear kit is nice but the bracket flexes under hard use from what I am told.
     
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    mcglsr2 Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    Yah, I mean increasing the rotor diameter alone, even if using the stock calipers, would improve rear braking performance (assuming the fronts were sized to match/balance).
     
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    I would be all over that. I am fine with using my stock rear caliper since they don't get that much work anyway. We would have to find a quality rear 13" rotor to use.
     
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    Pretty sure I have this kit sitting in my corner of crap at work if you would like me to dig it out. Bought it to go on my second axle that will become my main axle when done.

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    Pm sent!

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    I think I still have a set laying around in the garage also if you can't find a set.
     
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    what do you NOT have laying around the garage? i feel like i could build an entire racecar with the things you have laying around
     
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    You could.

    When I see a good deal on hard to find parts I jump on it knowing I can flip for profit later if I don't use the part.
     
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    Looks like mine are already on my second axle. Don't really remember putting them on, sorry about that.
     
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    No harm done, thanks for the offer!
     
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    I saw them for $280 on a site 2 days ago, trying to remember where that was....