Topic: Anybody ever convert a Jeep DJ (mail truck) to disc brakes?
Cousin is a rural route carrier for the USPS and was given a basketcase '83 DJ-5M by her retiring coworker. Naturally, I've been asked to whip it into shape.
I drove it last night and it's hands-down the worst vehicle I've ever had the misfortune of driving.
The biggest part of that is the braking: there's about 4" of pedal travel, but the only actual braking happens in the last (seriously) like 1/4". It's an incredibly fine line between modulation and lockup, and makes it for the most part, undrivable.
So I got it in my head that it really needs to be converted to front discs with power assist. I've found a couple of poorly-written "articles" scattered about that talk about CJ5 disc conversion, but nothing particularly specific for the DJ.
Compounding the problem is the fact that I don't know what the front axle is. I took a few pics of it, so hopefully one of you geniuses can help me ID it...
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