'68 4-piston caliper rebuild - Team Camaro Tech
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Anybody ever done this? What's the difficulty on a scale of 1-10? Should I just take them and have someone else do it (in other words is it worth the trouble of doing it at home)?
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Yup, I have done it and my interpritation of it is that it was very easy. But, considering my back ground, it might not be the same for anyone else.

If you dont want to deal with it and you are not going to upgrade brake systems in the future, I would get the rebuilt units from Stainless Steel Brakes. All the work is done and new stainless parts are installed....which requires machining. Its basically a lifetime replacement caliper and worth the money in my book.

If not, the rebuild inst too bad, as long as the pistons are in good shape and the bores are not damaged......
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I will agree with Chicane. They are not that hard to rebuild, but if they are 30+ year old calipers, it is more economical to get the pre-built stainless steel units. Just be sure to get the right ones. They were also used on Corvettes, and some of brake line inlets are different.

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My background is filled with cars that needed work. Does anyone know where I could find detailed info on rebuilding them (instructions, diagrams, etc.)? Do I need any special tools for installing seals, pistons, etc.?
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The 1968 'Chassis Service Manual' has a full section on Disc Brake rebuilds (sec. 5).
It gives diagrams for Camaro (ChevyII/Chevelle)type and Corvette type calipers and Full instructions for rebuilding the caliper assemblies.

Some rebuild kits come with instructions for installing the pistons and seals.

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