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Ford 8000 air/hydraulic disc brake parts

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by Dennis/Ohio, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. Dennis/Ohio

    Dennis/Ohio Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Hello,
    I'm restoring a 1981 Ford LTS 8000. Haven't gotten into the front disc brakes yet but will soon. Any insight appreciated: caliper parts, caliper rebuilding. I do have the shop manuals & ultrafische parts veiwer for my truck. My main request is parts (on a budget) new or used.
    Thanks, Dennis......
     
  2. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    an L 8000 should have air brakes but are you sure hey are disc that is kind early for disc most fords used a wedge brake on the steer axle.where in ohio are you im an ex truck mechanic of about 10 years so i may have some answers for you
     
  3. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    I have a 88 L9000 and the air over hydraulic disk brake parts are still avalable through any Ford heavy truck dealer or aftermarket heavy truck parts supplyer.