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Anyone out there have a front set of calipers for a 68 2+2? The 4 piston caliper? I have a few emails out to different people/places but I would prefer used/needs rebuild to keep the cost down.

 

And I have the original bucket for the pass side. Looking for a drivers side (with the side seat back lock button) in any shape, again would prefer in rough shape to keep cost down. I have plans on rebuilding them/reupholstering. Thanks

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Did you check at a place like NAPA or Car Quest?                                 rebuilds are normally the way to go..... 

 

The 66 Chevelle Wagon, I just bought for a friend, has 1970 Monte Carlo disc brakes on it...    wonder how that was done?



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The 66 Chevelle Wagon, I just bought for a friend, has 1970 Monte Carlo disc brakes on it...    wonder how that was done?


 that is a direct A-body swap



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Yes, NAPA has no stock, nor are they able to order they said (had to believe, but thats what he said). I haven't heard of Car Quest, wonder if theres one in Winnipeg?

Interesting, wonder if they mount up the same or the bracket has to be changed over? The calipers I have on the 2+2 are from a 70's truck, pretty sure they just bolted right in. Hope I don't have to hunt for a bracket as well.

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The calipers I have on the 2+2 are from a 70's truck, pretty sure they just bolted right in. Hope I don't have to hunt for a bracket as well.


 no 70's truck that I'm aware of used a 4 piston caliper?



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Did you check with norm dumontier at Mid-canada Suspension?

he is on chevrier blvd in fortgarry in winnipeg.

He is the man for obsolete brake and suspension parts for everything on the planet.



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No 4 piston caliper on it now, its a single piston. Was thinking if I could find a set of 4 piston, unless they don't bolt right in, would convert it.

I'll check with him tomorrow, thank you!

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sounding more like you have a 69/70 front brake set up.

I don't think there is an interchange for the 4 piston caliper/bracket assembly?

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I need to go pull that caliper off and check the part number. I think I'm gonna confuse people more than I am already. Sorry guys, I'm making assumptions again............ I know what that makes me ;) I'll take the caliper to a parts store to compare with a single or 4 piston if I can find one. I'll post my findings

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You could also try RPM in Saskatoon, a couple years ago I remember them saying they had a set of rebuilt 67 68 4 piston calipers there. Not cheap though for rebuilt ones. 



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beaumontguru wrote:

Did you check with norm dumontier at Mid-canada Suspension?

he is on chevrier blvd in fortgarry in winnipeg.

He is the man for obsolete brake and suspension parts for everything on the planet.


Good idea, Norm DuMontier knows his stuff - give him a call.  

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This is what you're looking for if referring to the "infamous' 4 piston caliper set up.Mine's all C3(Vette) front and rears.Direct bolt on and very easy to do-from spindles to calipers.If you really want this set up,find a pair of used C3 brakes-complete brake set up and replace the pieces that need to be replaced.No hunting around looking for individual pieces.Just my opinion that's all.

-- Edited by rebelrouser on Tuesday 29th of May 2012 08:06:02 PM

-- Edited by rebelrouser on Thursday 31st of May 2012 07:55:57 PM

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At the recent Winnipeg swap meet, there was a guy selling a complete setup, 4 piston calipers, rotors, spindles, brackets. I don't know what it originally came off of. He was asking $400. The calipers would have had to been rebuilt, rotors were probably junk. I left it there. I kinda kick myself for not being a bit more aggressive on it.



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I'm not sure about other body styles but the 4 piston calipers were only used on the Beaumont/Chevelle in 1967-68.
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Take a picture of the bracket holding the caliper, and measure the rotor diameter. If 11", it's some kind of aftermarket setup. 11.75 and it's oem of some sort.

A simple shot of the bracket and the back of the spindle will tell the tale.



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If you look at my last post,I included a pic of what a partial set up with out calipers should look like.

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Thanks guys, I checked it out. Just have to make sure the disc size. It was an original 4 piston caliper, but has been mounted with calipers that "fit" (single piston, can't find the casting numbers for some reason). Had a few guys from around town by to look, they had no clue either. One guy suggested they are Chevelle brakes.............possible I guess. None the less, I am tire of fighting them. I found a shop to custom make a hose, all is well.......until I need new pads or other parts. I am just going to stick with the calipers I have, cause they are like new and work fine. Hoses clear everything by a mile and locked in good. I'll either upgrade like rebelrouser as time goes on or look into a Wilwood/Baer setup when I have the cash to sink into this old girl. Gonna keep Norms number for later, might need him down the road with this car. I appreciate all the help guys!

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