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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 08, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy 4-piston rotors, where to buy???

My 67 vert has drum brakes. I need to upgrade to disk. I have a set of front original 4 piston calipers i sent out and had redone a few years ago, they still look brand new. I also have used caliper mounting brackets and backing plates, they dont look new but are in nice condition. Money is tight right now and I need to do this as cheap as possible right now!

I was going to modify my drum brake spindles to accept disk while still on the car. I dont want to get into changing ball joints etc. till winter. I know how much to machine off and feel like I can do this on the car.

My biggest decision ( I feel) at the moment is the rotors. The 67/68 four piston setup has a different rotor than the single piston 69 setup. The center hub area is smaller to clear the 4 piston caliper. Ricks has them for 110. ea I just cant spend 210. and shipping for the rotors right now. The 69 rotors are available at the local parts store for about half the money. The local parts store actually lists the rotors for 67/8 and 9 with all the same part number, this makes me a little nervous also.

I had thought of just buying one of the single piston conversion kits but dont really have the money for that either.

Is there anywhere else to buy the replacement rotor for the 67/8 4 piston setup other than ricks? Any suggestions on anything here?

I have a 11 month old son that will be riding in this car and I need good brakes. My factory front drums are not going to cut it! Thanks!

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Re: 4-piston rotors, where to buy???

I'll vouch for the fact that the 68 rotors fit a 69 cuz I did it. I have a set of two piece rotors from a 68 on my car now I think. Never thought about the four piston requiring more room.

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My 67 vert has drum brakes. I need to upgrade to disk. I have a set of front original 4 piston calipers i sent out and had redone a few years ago, they still look brand new. I also have used caliper mounting brackets and backing plates, they dont look new but are in nice condition. Money is tight right now and I need to do this as cheap as possible right now!

I was going to modify my drum brake spindles to accept disk while still on the car. I dont want to get into changing ball joints etc. till winter. I know how much to machine off and feel like I can do this on the car.

My biggest decision ( I feel) at the moment is the rotors. The 67/68 four piston setup has a different rotor than the single piston 69 setup. The center hub area is smaller to clear the 4 piston caliper. Ricks has them for 110. ea I just cant spend 210. and shipping for the rotors right now. The 69 rotors are available at the local parts store for about half the money. The local parts store actually lists the rotors for 67/8 and 9 with all the same part number, this makes me a little nervous also.

I had thought of just buying one of the single piston conversion kits but dont really have the money for that either.

Is there anywhere else to buy the replacement rotor for the 67/8 4 piston setup other than ricks? Any suggestions on anything here?

I have a 11 month old son that will be riding in this car and I need good brakes. My factory front drums are not going to cut it! Thanks!
If you're trying to save money factory style 4 pistons are not the way to do it. Sell them on ebay and buy single pistons. A new set of shoes, drum turn and new brake cylinders on your drum setup should get you through until winter when you're ready to tackle the whole thing.

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I'll vouch for the fact that the 68 rotors fit a 69 cuz I did it. I have a set of two piece rotors from a 68 on my car now I think. Never thought about the four piston requiring more room.

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Hi Jeff,
Im sure your right on that, its the other way that wont work that I have been told. ( on the replacement rotors) Im not looking for the 2 piece style, just the replacement style.

I wish I could just figure out where else to get the rotors ricks sell, they cant be the only ones to have them I would think?

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Re: 4-piston rotors, where to buy???

See if the local parts store will order in the rotors so you can look them over. They should work on your calipers.
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I saved this for like now and I hope it helps?

"From 7DL78 – Rotors that fit 2-piece rotor brakes. I just got two from the local American Auto Parts here in town, part # RAY/SB5100 , $67.70 for the pair. I told the parts person that I bet they would not fit my 68 four piston set up and lost the bet."

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I saved this for like now and I hope it helps?

"From 7DL78 Rotors that fit 2-piece rotor brakes. I just got two from the local American Auto Parts here in town, part # RAY/SB5100 , $67.70 for the pair. I told the parts person that I bet they would not fit my 68 four piston set up and lost the bet."

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Thanks a ton I will have to check this out. 20000+ posts?? Wow thats incredible! Thanks again!!!

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I think Paul has the record!

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I think Paul has the record!
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