68 caprice 4 piston calipers - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Suspension - Brakes - Steering
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-11-2010, 09:16 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: usa
Posts: 29
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
68 caprice 4 piston calipers

I stupidly upgraded my 65 impala front brakes to these rare 6 month only 4 piston brakes. I also chucked the origiginal spindels. The parts for these things were getting hard to find back in the day I imagine they are imposible now. what are my options now other than a drop kit?

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-11-2010, 09:42 AM
ericnova72's Avatar
More for Less Racer
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: S.W. Lower Michigan
Age: 47
Posts: 9,229
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 26
Thanked 423 Times in 387 Posts
Same brake calipers were used on 67-82 Corvette, not that rare, just expensive.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-11-2010, 09:56 AM
cobalt327's Avatar
WFO
 
Last wiki edit: Intake manifold
Last journal entry: 1980 Malibu Wagon
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Atlanta
Age: 59
Posts: 5,037
Wiki Edits: 1616

Thanks: 128
Thanked 597 Times in 546 Posts
Actually all the way back to '65 'Vettes. Might as well get stainless sleeved calipers while you're at it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-11-2010, 10:16 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: usa
Posts: 29
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
same rotors too? How do they perform? I never actually drove the car after conversion. is it cheaper to convert to the kit if all my components are dead?

Last edited by 65impalass283; 03-11-2010 at 10:32 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-11-2010, 11:24 AM
cobalt327's Avatar
WFO
 
Last wiki edit: Intake manifold
Last journal entry: 1980 Malibu Wagon
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Atlanta
Age: 59
Posts: 5,037
Wiki Edits: 1616

Thanks: 128
Thanked 597 Times in 546 Posts
The rotors are different. No idea on pricing, etc.

Good luck.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-12-2010, 10:42 PM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: ohio
Age: 66
Posts: 593
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 32 Times in 29 Posts
Use a drum brake hub, Corvette rear rotors, and longer wheel studs. It all bolts up. The original rotors are no longer available.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Suspension - Brakes - Steering posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
stroke to rod ratio jacobm99 Engine 28 12-16-2013 05:46 PM
327 out of 86 chevy in 94 caprice Seanj Engine 5 10-16-2009 01:17 PM
'68 GTX Front Disc Brake Calipers??? Big Mouse Suspension - Brakes - Steering 5 06-06-2008 08:52 AM
c5 corvette vs. ls1 rear brake calipers FIREBIRDTONY Suspension - Brakes - Steering 1 04-06-2008 03:22 PM
Busted a bloody piston ring!!! flynbrian48 Engine 8 02-14-2008 09:28 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.