Re: 67calipers vs JL8
It's a kinda thick chunk of steel, 3/8ths I believe and the finished product isn't flat.
The brackets are the single most expensive part. I got mine a few years ago on eBay for $400.
Do you have your JL8 shopping list?
Disc brake spindles.
Drum brake hub.
Longer wheel nut bolts (knock the old screws out, pull the new ones in).
Splash shields (you can cheat here).
Regular old C3 Corvette front calipers (eBay again $100 for both, already sleeved because they were used).
C3 Corvette caliper to bracket bolts.
Regular old C3 Corvette front rotors.
JL8 flex brake lines.
JL8 hose brackets (these bolt to the caliper, I used Heart Beat City for the small stuff).
JL8 intermediate hard lines (HBC).
JL8 intermediate hard line adapter (HBC).
I just reused my existing front disc brake MC/hold off valve/distribution block and my 67 drum hard brake lines.