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Front Disc Brakes In Rear?

I'm doing the LS1 front brake conversion so I'll be taking off the stock front disc brakes. Seems like a waste. Is it possible to retrofit them to the back? I'll have 17" rims all around.

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Re: Front Disc Brakes In Rear?

On what vehicle?



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Re: Front Disc Brakes In Rear?

Sorry, On the 67 Camaro.

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It can be done if you want to create the needed caliper bracket that holds the caliper cradle.

I did b/c I'm using 1980 Cad. Seville e-brake calipers w/ 1989 Camaro 11.75" dia. rear rotors on my 12-bolt!

Just make sure that it is made correctly so that everything locates w/ respect to the rotor face and the inner rim rear face and dia. You can shim outwards, but if it has to go in towards the center of the car to gain any needed clearance, it has to be offset!

Been there, done all this..

Start by hunting up a template of the bolt pattern of the 12-bolts axle end and then use half the rotor dia. to work backwards until you get the caliper and cradle located where you want it. Then create the bracket. Use cereal box cardboard for your template then transfer to steel.

These two places have templates for the axle end.

The Streetrod Mfg. Co., Inc.

http://www.tsmmfg.com/

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Engineered Components, Inc.

http://www.ecihotrodbrakes.com/


And remember the bleeders have to point up.

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I'm doing the LS1 front brake conversion so I'll be taking off the stock front disc brakes. Seems like a waste. Is it possible to retrofit them to the back? I'll have 17" rims all around.
I can't remember if the 67/68 camaros have the one-piece hub/rotor on the front, but I think they do. If this is the case, there's pretty much no way to adapt the stock front hub/rotor to the rear axles. That means the only thing you could really try to adapt would be the calipers, which you could physically do with the right brackets (and appropriately sized new discs for the rear). BUT, the problem you will have is that the stock front calipers have a LOT more piston area than the LS1 fronts, so you're going to have BIG issues getting enough brake bias out of the rear (rear wheels are going to lock up before the front, which is bad). Add to that the fact that the stock 4-piston calipers are not know for their reliability and I think this is a bad idea.

Put the parts on ebay or in the classifieds here and find someone that's looking for stock bits.
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Re: Front Disc Brakes In Rear?

pistons will be too big to get proper bias.

No ebrake.





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Re: Front Disc Brakes In Rear?

Forgot all about the e-brake.
Guess I'll scrap that idea and go with the 93-97 camaro rear brakes.
Maybe I'll give my front brake set up and drop spindle to my friend who has a 72 Nova.

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