I always wanted 4 wheel discs brakes so I decided to convert the Ford Escort mkII drum brake rear end to discs using Nissan Skyline R31 calipers and Audi 90 (DBA445) solid discs. I got hold of a set of laser cut brackets which allowed the calipers to bolt straight on to the axle without hassle. You do have to get the axle flange machined down a few mm to fit the discs over. I am yet to complete this conversion. I have reconditioned the rear calipers but have not bolted it all together.
Below you can see the nicely cut bracket. It is 8mm thick steel. I got these off a chap (Paul Dunstan) on the www.classic-ford.org. They are a great bit of kit and fit perfectly to the axle and caliper, however I am yet to check the alignment of the caliper with the disc.
I did decide to to do a minor recondition on the calipers in the process. I used a kit from PBR – K1488s. These basically replace all the rubber components in the caliper. I did find a guy on eBay selling them much cheaper than the local Repco. Reminder to self….always check eBay first. And a couple of coats of VHT satin black high temp caliper paint to finish them off.
This is the minor K1488s kit.
For more detailed information check out a fellow clubman builders site, Escort Rear Brake Conversion. It has some great information on completing the conversion.