I finally finished the custom rear brakes for my pickup

I finally got all the bugs worked out of the custom rear brake setup on my truck. I drove it around for the first time today since the spring. A big thanks to Aaron at Silver Lake Fab for helping me get get past the last few roadblocks.

Custom Toyota Pickup Rear Disc Brakes (from a Mitsubishi Montero Sport) Custom Toyota Pickup Rear BrakCustom Toyota Pickup Rear Disc Brakes (from a Mitsubishi Montero Sport)es (from a Mitsubishi Montero Sport)

Custom Toyota Pickup Rear Disc Brakes (from a Mitsubishi Montero Sport) Custom Toyota Pickup Rear Disc Brakes (from a Mitsubishi Montero Sport)

Rotors, calipers and pads are from the rear of a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 4×4. The bolt holes on the rotors had to be drilled out slightly (14mm). They seemed to fit initially but they didn’t fully seat.

The brackets are a custom made from my own design. They’re 2-piece, so that the caliper is mounted at the appropriate offset to the rotor. They’re made out of 3/8″ hardened steel.

Custom Toyota Pickup Rear Disc Brakes (from a Mitsubishi Montero Sport)

The soft brake lines are from the front of a Dodge Neon, I’m sure there are lots of other brake lines that could have worked (it’s a standard 10mm fitting) but that’s what my local parts store had in stock. The hard-lines are just pre-flared lines from the local parts store also. They didn’t have the exact sizes I needed so I had to add these j-bends into them to take up the extra length. The soft lines are longer than I would have liked also but they do have these nice little brackets on the ends so I could make up some adapter brackets and bolt them to the axle if I like.

Custom Toyota Pickup Rear Disc Brakes (from a Mitsubishi Montero Sport)

2 Responses to “I finally finished the custom rear brakes for my pickup”


  • That is a great looking bracket setup! Is there and way I could get a set or a cad file of them? Thanks a bunch!

  • I’d rather not share the actual design for liability reasons. However, if there are specific dimensions related to the calipers or the truck that you would like I would be willing to share that.

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