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Old 05-01-2004, 11:46 AM
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57 Chevy Disc Brakes.. CHEAP PLEASE

OK, I'll admit it, I live and build on an extreme budget [$200./mo]. So everything I do Has to be from a Junk Yard and converted to work if posible and made to work. NO COMMERCIAL KITS UNLESS I SAVE FOR A YEAR OR TWO!

SO: Anyone converted a 57 Chevy 2dr HT over to 4 wheel disc brakes [or any part there of] and can lend me some "WHAT TO USE" advise?

Yes I can go to a custome brake company and spend $2000. and buy all new stuff, if I don't want to work on the car for 10 months...........

I just put disc brakes [am actually still trying to adapt 96 Camaro rear disc to a 67 Chevelle Rear, but am gonna need to move the backing plates out towards the wheel some, after I shaved the axle down to allow the disc to fit]..

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Old 05-02-2004, 11:02 AM
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All the tri-five conversions use 72 chevelle front disc brake components. The only thing thats custom that you'll need is the brackets for the calipers. I did the front disc conversion on my 55 and it set me back about 550 dollars. That was a kit from Speedway Motors that included new calipers, rotors, pads, brackets and bearings plus I had to buy a master cylinder (same for power or non power brakes) some brake lines and I opted to go with stainless steel braided lines from the calipers to the frame. I believe you can get just the brackets from Speedway Motors these days so you could source everything else from a junkyard. I'm sure you're aware but I'll say it anyway, when it comes to brakes its a good idea to err on the side of caution.
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tHANKS FOR THE SCOOP ON THE FRONT!! ANYONE DONE THE REAR???????
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tHANKS FOR THE SCOOP ON THE FRONT!! ANYONE DONE THE REAR???????
I have not done it yet, but when I get around to it I'll be looking for a 3rd generation f-body rear axle. I know I can get those from the junkyard with discs and calipers for ~300. That is cheaper than any kit I've found and requires a lot less wrenching. I haven't done it yet because I don't want to give up my 4.88's.
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Old 05-04-2004, 09:17 AM
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REPLY ON 3RD GEN F BODY. REAR

i HAVE HEAR OF THAT, BUT i WONDER ABOUT THE WIDTH OF THE REAR??? ANY ONE KNOW?
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