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65 wagons disk brake conversion and front end update


096.jpg091.jpgafter about three or more years of hording parts and other projects I got around to doing the brakes and repair. had to make up a table and tool to do it though056.jpg094.jpg055.jpg069.jpg074.jpg076.jpg097.jpg079.jpg



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Nice, big disc brakes are always a good upgrade.

C3?

BFH and a made up table jig sure come in handy for those stubborn bushings!

 



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off a 79, not much of a vett but good brakes and big bearings, lots around and cheap.



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You're right, they are pretty cheap and plentiful. Did you go with stainless steel sleeved calipers? Or maybe all remanufactured come stainless now?



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Assume you use the hub, rotor and calipers from the Vette? Do you use the Vette spindles to mount the calipers, and if so are any modifications required? 

I have a conversion in the future for my 68 Bel Air 2 door sedan and I'd like to do it cheaply. Thanks



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not sure they were cheap rebuilds, I run silicon fluid anyway so its not a issue



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gparis7 wrote:

Assume you use the hub, rotor and calipers from the Vette? Do you use the Vette spindles to mount the calipers, and if so are any modifications required? 

I have a conversion in the future for my 68 Bel Air 2 door sedan and I'd like to do it cheaply. Thanks





FYI, '65-'81 'Vette spindles are the same as '65-'68 "B" body spindles. I accomplished this conversion on my '66 Chief quite awhile ago. I also re-created the JL-8 Camaro disc brake set up on the rear as well. Worked out very well as was very impressive for stopping. I detailed the conversion in a thread back in '10-'12 I think. Any questions feel free to PM me...........

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the only thing I did was take the steering arms off a 66 set up instead of the vette arms,bigger attachment bolts from 66 up. its taken me longer to detail the whole set up and think up how to cad plate parts. I put new bushings in the upper arms and replaced worn steering parts, it still had original parts.



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Aha! You're finally upgrading to 66 stuff on your 65!!!

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