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1957-59 FORD Galaxie Front & Rear Disc Brake Kit Drilled Rotors Wilwood Calipers

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Product Description

1957-72 Ford Galaxie & Fullsize Cars 
Power Disc Brake Conversion Kit w/ Wilwood Dual Piston Calipers 
  • Description:


  • Caliper brackets used to convert your drum brakes to disc brakes on the front.
  • 11" Cross Drilled & Slotted Rotors
  • Caliper Mounting Brackets
  • Bearings, Seals, Dust Caps, Rubber Brake Hoses, & bolts to connect to your drum spindle.
  • Stainless Steel 18" brake hoses & banjo bolts
  • Wilwood Dual Piston Calipers (D-52)
  • Wilwood Black Tandem Master Cylinder, 1" Bore
  • Matching Black 8" Dual Power Brake Booster & Combination Valve
  • Firewall Bracket & Linkage
  • MUST have 15" or larger disc brake rims 
  • **NOTE** Due to the wide year range and vehicle application slight modifications to the spindle may be necessary to install caliper bracket. We include detailed instructions to who how to do this included in the kit.  This is not on every vehicle but early model Ford spindles had casting variations which require some modifications to install kit. Original Drum rims will not work and you MUST use a 15" or larger disc brake rim.

The Rear provides an easy to install, bolt on solution for upgrading your pre-1980 Ford passenger car 9” rear-end to disc brake performance but is designed for cars only. Our kit is unique in that it provides all the brackets and flanges that fit the three most popular sizes of the small bearing 9” rear end

 3-3/8” x 2”
3-1/2” x 2-3/8”
3-9/16” x 2”

This eliminates all guesswork when purchasing and installing the kit and makes what we call a Universal kit! If you have any questions feel free to send us a message, and also check out the axle flange measurements below for compatibility.

  • 11" Drilled/ Slotted Rotors
  • Multi Pattern Rotor Drilled for GM Stud Pattern 5x4.75" w/ 7/16" Studs & Ford Stud Pattern5x4.5"
  • Maximum diameter of 6.11" to fit rotor hat.
  • .050x45 Degree Chamfer
  • 2.786" max register axle
  • Does not Fit 14" Rims Must use 15" or larger
  • Includes 7/16 Banjo Bolt & Stainless Steel Braided Brake Hose Set

The Rear Disc Conversion Features a WILWOOD D-154 Single Piston Caliper - NON Emergency Brake

  • D-154 Floating Brake Calipers:
  • Wilwood 140-12101
  • Fits 0.81" Thick rotors
  • Features One 2.50" Piston
  • Powder-coated Black
  • The D154 series of caliper is commonly referred to as GM Metric, this is a non- emergency brake caliper setup
  • Includes caliper slide pin bolts with sleeves
Great for use in numerous racing applications, including Modifieds (IMCA-type, UMP, USMTS, USRA), as well as on Street Rods, Street/Strip, Hot Rods, Drag Racing, Road Racing, Rally Car, and Off-Road.

Wilwood's D154 forged billet aluminum caliper is a direct bolt-on, lightweight, high-strength, extreme duty alternative to the OE cast iron calipers that were used on a wide range of factory disc brake equipped mid-size GM cars and small trucks beginning in 1978. Use of this caliper can still be found on some GM models as late as 2002. The wide spread and affordable availability of D154 calipers and brake pad compounds also made it a popular choice in a number of restricted class competition categories and drum to disc conversions on all types of hot rods and street machines.

The D154 GM Metric replacement caliper was designed using computer generated 3D modeling and FEA stress analysis technology and have been configured to mount in the stock location with included OE type slide-pins to position over the rotor. This caliper design features a stress-flow forged billet aluminum body that provides a substantial weight savings over the original cast iron caliper, without any of the rust and corrosion issues that are common to cast iron parts. Stress flow forging realigns the internal grain structure of the metal within the contour of the caliper body to create a caliper that is superior in strength to any cast or machined from block billet caliper design. There simply is no better way to build an aluminum caliper with more strength or less weight.
The D154 calipers utilize stainless steel pistons. Stainless pistons are used to resist corrosion and retard heat transfer from the pads into the caliper body. High temperature, square faced bore seals are used to provide controlled piston retraction and reliable performance from the wider sealing face. This combination of components is a proven performer with long service life and a history of reliable performance in any type of driving environment, including extreme sustained high temperature racing applications. The caliper slide pin holes are fitted with dampening rings to minimize noise from vibration. The caliper is also fitted with bleed screws on both ends to facilitate mounting in any left hand or right hand, front leading mount, or rear trailing mount locations.
The caliper inlet port is threaded for use with a M10 x 1.5 banjo bolt or a line adapter using crush washers as a seal. The OE rubber lines can be used from any vehicle equipped with a M10 x 1.5 banjo.
Polymatrix BP-10 Smart Pad Compound:
Wilwood Part #150-8936K
Heat Range: Low to Medium-High
Cool Torque: Medium
Hot Torque: Medium-High
Wear Rate: Medium
Polymatrix BP-10 Smart Pad Compound:  Medium friction compound with the low noise and low dust of a street performance compound and the increased friction characteristics of a semi-metallic race compound.  Smooth engagement with consistent response from a flat-torque curve throughout its entire effective temperature range.  Good low to middle temperature wear rates.  Beds quickly and provides fast response without excessive abrasion on vented-iron rotors.

About the Front Wilwood Calipers:

Why Wilwood? Wilwood Engineering has been one of the leading manufacturers of high quality, performance, racing, & aftermarket brake equipment since 1977. The Wilwood brand is recognized as a industry leader, and a name you can trust. 


D52 Dual Piston Caliper

2" Diameter Pistons

1.28" Rotor Width

Wilwood's D52 caliper is a direct bolt-on 2 piston replacement for the factory original single calipers on many 1968-96 GM Passenger Vehicles and Trucks. Forged billet aluminum bodies, stainless steel pistons, and competition style high-temperature seals put and end to the rust, bore pitting, and seal failures that plague the OE caliper design. D52 brake calipers provide low-maintenance performance and a huge weight savings with high temperature reliability for the street and track.


D52 performance brake calipers mount in the stock location over stock rotors, use the original style OE D52 brake pads and an OE banjo bolt brake line. mounting. Calipers can be used with most wheels that clear the OE calipers. The Rear calipers with 1.25" piston provide 2.46 cubic inches of piston area per caliper, to maintain the original front to rear brake bias and use of the OE master cylinder.

Fitment Data

1957-1968 Galaxie
1957-1968 Galaxie 500
1957-1964 Ranchero, Sunliner, Styarliner, Ranch Wagon
1957-1960 Ford Thunderbird ( Sway bar modifications necessary)

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