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    I have my 78 in to get brakes fixed and the front drums are out of speck. Anyone have a set, know the part number, and or can direct me to a front disk brake converstion kit? Thanks, Todd

    Jess Bressi

    Todd, The front drums are Kent Cortez unique and I know of no source for new ones. I have some that are machined and within spec from a club member who passed away. His widow sells them for $75 each FOB southern California (they are heavy suckers and would cost a lot to ship). There are no disc brake conversion kits available that I know of. The last “Charlie Hill” design kit was sold about four or five years ago by California Cortez formerly in Bakersfield, CA (now closed). I read a posting on the Cascade Cortez Facebook site that someone found a mechanic who cobbled together a set of disc brakes using steel plate to make the bracket. If you go to the Yahoo Cortez Motorhome group site and join and go to the “Files” tab, there is a bunch of information on disc brakes that I posted. PM me at jbressi[at symbol] c-o-x dot n-e-t if you are interested in the drums. You can make your own disc brake brackets if you have access to a mill to cut caliper brackets like the ones Hurst Airheart made for Cortez. Good luck, Jess

    Jess Bressi, OC CA
    1974 Side Bath/Rear Bedroom
    19.5" Rims/front disc brakes/3.71 Final drive
    Keep on Cortezz'n


    Hi Jess, thanks for the quick reply. I sent you an email. I am definately interested in the front drums and live in So Cal too, so I can oick them up. I’d like to get over there this werkend if possible. Also going to check out the disk converstion info on the other sites and see if I can put something together.

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