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Old 09-16-2003, 09:51 PM
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79 El Camino Rear Disc brake conversion

Hi,
Does anyone know what if any GM vintage rear disc brakes will bolt on the 7.5" 10 bolt rear end in my 79 El Camino? The small drums and sorry wheel cylinder mounting on this have got to go.
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I do not know of a direct bolt on junk yard conversion but there almoast all of the aftermarket brake manufacturers have bolt on kits for that rear end.............
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mid 80s Camaro or Trans Am rear disc brakes are a bolt-on, the housing won't fit but the hardware seems to fit just fine. I put a set of those on a customer's 79 Malibu, oh yeah, also make sure you use the master cylinder and proportioning valve from the donor car.
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Aren't the axle flanges smaller in diameter on the disc brake camaros?
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Mike what rotors did you use cause the axle flange is smaller
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Caddy ?

some where I read that caddy eldo's and buick Rivera were an eady swap, I grabbed a couple on the local yards chrusher day. When he was crushing, parts on the cars with a big red x painted on them were cheap'. I haven't tried them, I have a 70's firebird rear and a 80's el camino rear in the parts pile.
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I had a disc brake '78 Firebird rearend under my Camaro for a while, I swapped it back to drums because the crappy disc set up is so expensive to rebuild. Never noticed if there was a difference in the axle housing flange diameter or not, but the backing plates from my '81 bolted up to the disc brake rear end. The third gen F-body has different axle ends, IIRC.

The second gen rear disc brake just not a good swap IMO.
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