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01-02-2004 12:53 PM
darom Similar question. I have a 67 Camaro and was considering this kit since it utilizes the stock drum spindle.

Can I just buy stock GM backing plates from Napa or any other store or I would have clearance problems?

Thanks for your help!
'67 Camaro RS

PS Also, would my brand new drum brake lines (rubber) adapt to this kit? Do the disc brake lines use different NPT diameter?
01-01-2004 11:07 PM
jimfulco They do have a small protective flange around the inner bearing seal area. Don't know just how important it is though.
01-01-2004 04:27 PM
rakundig Thanks for the info.

Can close this thread now moderator...

12-31-2003 08:39 AM
scholman Rakundig,

These plates also catch a little more air for cooling. They are bent out just a bit, like a scoop, so air will blow over the rotors. If you have solid steel wheels like the originals which were for drum brakes or wheels like the old centerline's that do not have any openings through them, I would install the plates so you don't over heat the front pads and end up with "brake fade".

12-31-2003 07:00 AM
poncho62 They are put there to keep water and mud etc off the rotors. The other side is protected by the wheel. I don't have any on my truck and Ive been all over the country with it in all weather, except snow. I dont think they are necessary , especially on a fair weather car.
12-31-2003 06:46 AM
disc brake backing plate

The one side never has a plate and the other side does. I have a Mustang II disc setup on my 37 Dodge, it didn't come with any backing plates and I don't expect any trouble, after all what could be the difference now that both sides don't have a plate?? If I had them I would put them on but I don't have them so I won't.


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12-30-2003 11:25 PM
No backing plates

I have a disc conversion kit for my front end of my 68 Camaro but it didn't come with any backing plates. How big of a deal is this? I have found a place that will sell me plates only for that kit and I am wondering if this is something I can put off or if it is a show stopper?


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