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#1 KSBIRD

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:23 PM

What GM parts will allow me to put disc brakes on my 67 firebird convertible? I am trying not to spend the outrageous amount they want for kits, I would like to be able to change spindles, backing plates, rotors, and what ever else I need from stock GM parts from donor cars........any help would be greatly appreciated. THANKS

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:46 AM

I believe 68-74 Nova Chevelle front disc brakes are a direct bolt in. But double check at a junk yard they have interchange books. They are for a 68 firebird

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:45 AM

by the time you peice together used parts, there wont be much difference. i picked up a kit last year at a car show for about 500 (maybe 600) dollars. if you get it from a show, the vender usually gives you a better deal and you dont pay for shipping. then you have every nut and bolt, flex hose,valve, tech support, instructions etc. i converted from manual drum to power disk in a weekend (most of that is hanging out in the garage). if this is your baby, its worth saving an extra month to get it new. plus you never know how old the parts on the donor car are. this is just my opinion but i wouldnt go used on brake parts.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:30 AM

can go either way on that, a donor car would be nice a rare find but not impossible, the calipers along with rotors, bearings, hoses, and pads can be had at rock auto or your local parts store order. the key is finding the spindles, the kit is nice but you are limited on replacement parts.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:41 AM

Someone posted this the other day

www.scarebird.com

http://scarebird.com/index.php?id=25

Seems reliable and legit.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:09 AM

There are some good deals out there depending on the size of the rotor you want..... I think my kit cost about 350-360ish
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:38 AM

I would pick up a conversion kit from Summit (I did for mine) to do the front.

Rear however, can EASILY be done from a donor such as the ones listed in the following article:

http://www.carcraft....isc_brake_swap/

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:03 AM

This is the front brake kit I put on my 68 that had manual drum brakes. It has everything you need to convert to disc brakes. Make sure your rims will work with disc brakes and the 11" booster will only fit with a small block. The only thing needed to hook up the rear brake line was an adapter you can get at any auto parts store.

http://www.ebay.com/...=item519ab1d0b3

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:03 AM

I would pick up a conversion kit from Summit (I did for mine) to do the front.

Rear however, can EASILY be done from a donor such as the ones listed in the following article:

http://www.carcraft....isc_brake_swap/



Ahhh that is way cool, I got some friends going to be happy to see that
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