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Old 11-14-2002, 02:35 PM
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I am in desperate need of advice for a dis brake conversion. I own a 67 firebird and wanted to change my stock drums to discs. I have decided that I will go with 11 inch brakes to fit my stock wheels. I am a college student so of course I can't afford to spend a lot of money doing a conversion. I wanted to know if anyone had any advice for me.

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How much is a lot of money? I had a 67 Firebird and upgraded to a 87' Z28 for about $350.00 doing the work myself of course.
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Will's 41 thanks for the recommendation, I wanted to know if you could list the parts that you used.
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Check out Masterpowerbrakes.com
They should have what you need.
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cjhutch02, I just reread my post. I should have made it clearer that I swaped the entire rear end, sorry for any confusion.
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67-69firebird front disc

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I am in desperate need of advice for a dis brake conversion. I own a 67 firebird and wanted to change my stock drums to discs. I have decided that I will go with 11 inch brakes to fit my stock wheels. I am a college student so of course I can't afford to spend a lot of money doing a conversion. I wanted to know if anyone had any advice for me.
the cheepest way to convert is leave the spindels and do roter, caliper, and mount, pads and hose; and bearings,seals. good luck takes about 90 min.s a side .
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the cheepest way to convert is leave the spindels and do roter, caliper, and mount, pads and hose; and bearings,seals. good luck takes about 90 min.s a side .
Drum brake spindles are slightly different from disk brake spindles. The good news is that the spindles, rotors, caliper brackets, etc are the same for 67-69 F-body, 68-74 X-body, and 64-72 A-body cars. Here's a post I put together for an Olds site:

http://classicoldsmobile.com/forums/...sk-brakes.html
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If you have stock 14" drum-brake wheels, don't be surprised if they won't clear the stock calipers. Disc-brake cars back then got different wheels that had a differently-shaped center section for caliper clearance.

'67-'68 cars got 4-piston calipers. '69-later got single-piston ones, which are not nearly as prone to leakage, and are easier to find parts for. Brackets and backing plates are different between the two types. I've had both, and I much prefer the later setup.
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