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#1 chazz

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 03:47 PM

HI all, ive sourced the parts for this from my local scrappy for £80 the lot, I didn't see the focus these bits came from but there a reliable scrappy always go there and they assured me that these bit will do. So I got new pads and disc's and handbrake cables, the disc are 253mm in diameter.

 

The issue is everything came apart nicely  no issues what so ever until I put the disc hub and caliper on for the disc's. Thing is ive have gone to put the handbrake cable in and where it sits on the caliper it wont go in due to the sub frame in the way. The caliper sits towards the back of the car. Am I being sitting and missing something hear?

 

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 03:55 PM

have you put the right calliper on the right side?



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 04:18 PM

Pass I know the brake line is on the bottom, not sure how to tell to be honest



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 05:09 PM

silly question but is the brake line hose ment to be on the bottom??



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 05:25 PM

Top mate bleed nipple and hose to tge top

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 05:37 PM

so it don't matter what focus they came off they will fit on the estate fine?? I had the calipers apart for cleaning so possible ive just stuck them together wrong in a rush lol I will check and get back to you all



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 06:15 PM

is the caliper to the front side or to the back like in the pic???



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 07:54 PM

Looks like you might have the right hand one on the left, and vice-versa, so the handbrake lever on the caliper is facing down instead of up -  (on this one it faces up, yours faces down)

 

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:14 PM

Hi guys yeah I went back out to the car and had a look and yeah in the rush off getting them back together after taking them apart silly me got them the wrong way. lol. well tomorrow I will redo them easy to do, god knows how I managed to get them confused to be honest guess I didn't take much notice on taking them apart. But this was/is such an easy job. Im gonna post more photo's how to in my albums, but im guessing theres others on here that have done it. ta guys



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:26 PM

Hi guys yeah I went back out to the car and had a look and yeah in the rush off getting them back together after taking them apart silly me got them the wrong way. lol. well tomorrow I will redo them easy to do, god knows how I managed to get them confused to be honest guess I didn't take much notice on taking them apart. But this was/is such an easy job. Im gonna post more photo's how to in my albums, but im guessing theres others on here that have done it. ta guys

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:55 AM

cheers guys all sorted, one other little thing can I run copper pipe between the old line to the caliper instead of the rubber hose or shall I get the little holder bit that supports them??



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 01:12 PM

cheers guys all sorted, one other little thing can I run copper pipe between the old line to the caliper instead of the rubber hose or shall I get the little holder bit that supports them??

Probably best to stick to the (original disc brake) design as it may have been done like that for a reason (ie, the rubber is flexable, it insulates to a certain degree etc, the copper is not/ does not)  - if it had a "holder bit" probably best to get that too

 

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 04:02 PM

+1 to what foca has said.

Never risk anything when it comes to brakes. Not worth the gamble.

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 05:24 PM

Hi guys ive added a third photo to this topic, with shows the rubber hose support I had to go get from the scrappy, as you can tell don't quite fit nice, so wqas wondering if I order a 440/450 rubber hose would this be ok for it to sit between the two red boxes, so one end in the caliper and the other straight to the copper end removing the two little rubber hoses and just having one long one instead???



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