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Old 11-02-2008, 05:53 PM
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rear disc swap

the project im currently working on is using a 7.5 rear from a mid 80's s10. same as the rear in a G-body (monte carlo, etc) from the early to mid 80's. the rear drums on it are trashed, and the project is begging for disc brakes bact there anyway. i saw speedway offers a kit that bolts on for 300 bucks, but thats not in the budget. especially when they dont tell you what brake pads it comes with, what the rotors are from, etc.

so does anyone know where i can find a pair of CHEAP caliper brackes that will accept GM metric calipers, and what rotors to use? i see the weld on stuff all over the place for the curcle track guys, but would prefer not to go this route, as i dont have a welder right now and dont feel like pulling the axle again to take it somewhere. so bolt in, please.

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Old 11-02-2008, 10:14 PM
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Mike, check these guys out.
http://steeltechsolutions.com/REAR_DISC_PAGE_CODE.html
I bought my brackets from him for my 9 inch Ford. The brackets alone were under $100. He'll also tell you what calipers and rotors you can buy for your application, or he'll sell them to you. Very helpful and knowledgeable. BTW- $300 for the Speedway kit is a good deal. I'd call them and see if they would give the info on pads, etc your looking for. Good luck. Here's another article right up your alley. Has great info....
http://www.73-87.com/7387garage/chas...n/reardisc.htm
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The problem with that rear axle is the odd shaped 3-bolt flange that the wheel cylinder clips into. I bet you could get a whole disc brake S10 rear axle with disc brakes at a j/y for less than you would pay for conversion parts. You would also get stronger 28-spline axles rather than the 26-spline axles that you have. Besides the S10 disc brakes use a small drum brake for the e-brake which is a much better design than the older style that has the e-brake integrated into the calipers (kleen56 can tell you all about the problems with those).
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