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Old 06-22-2008, 03:10 AM
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a very good friend of mine realized stopping is better than looking good and decided to upgrade is front drums to discs instead of paint on his 68 bel-air. hes having troublr finding a complete and affordable kit any help would be appreciated on this. he keeps getting fustrated and sent to SSBC i imagine theres a way to swap his spindles and open up more possibilities.

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1968 Chevrolets came with disc brakes from the factory. Depending on your area and your ability to hunt used parts ... you might could find a 1968 Chevrolet to use as a donor car.



I have a salvage yard fairly close to me with 7,000 older cars. Many from the 70's and early 80's. I understand not everyone is lucky to have this source.
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cool thanks for the input on this
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I'd try to find a '69-'70 setup. Earlier years use the 4-piston calipers that are prone to leakage and hard to find parts for. '69-'70 use the single-piston units, and parts for those can be found most anywhere.

Don't forget the proportioning valve and lines. Write down what hooks to what before you take anything off the donor car.
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I'd try to find a '69-'70 setup. Earlier years use the 4-piston calipers that are prone to leakage and hard to find parts for. '69-'70 use the single-piston units, and parts for those can be found most anywhere.

Don't forget the proportioning valve and lines. Write down what hooks to what before you take anything off the donor car.
Good luck, but these setups were rare when new and are highly sought after (read that $$$) now.
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You could also get in touch Alston's Chassisworks. They have a conversion kit that uses Willwood dynalite calipers.
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You could also get in touch Alston's Chassisworks. They have a conversion kit that uses Willwood dynalite calipers.
There are lots of bolt-on kits for this car. The problem is this:

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...hes having troublr finding a complete and affordable kit ...
Of course, "affordable" means different things to different people.
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I dont think they are that bad.... the dynalite calpier are actually pretty affordable. i sure as heck wouldnt bother rebuilding one of those P.O.S. GM single piston calipers with those around. Now, i could also be wrong here but I believe that they dynalite calipers were based on the dimensions of the GM metric PBR caliper. If so ... that just told me that you could bone yard a set of those calipers... rebuild them, purchase the mounts from Alston and there you have it.
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Of course, "affordable" means different things to different people.
As a general rule ... affordable means as low as possible ... We moderators see this all the time. Many new folks to the car world/hobby have no concept as to how expensive it can be. A good many are young and are starting out with hand me down rides ... and have not yet become successful enough yet to really pour a lot of money into their new hobby or new rides ... yet still want a nice ride and have a great of passion for the sport/hobby.

Of course ... there are always exceptions to every general rule
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