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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 03, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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For most of you this may be a very simple thing, but this is something that I have never done before. I have all around drum brakes on my 68 and would very much like to change the fronts out with disks. Where would be a good place to shop for the entire conversion kit and installation manual. I have a few references form various Hot Rod magazines, but I need something to assure me that I won't screw this up. Any suggestions?

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Seen a set up for disc brakes on E-Bay, 425 $ complete, and most parts houses have "kits" for the change. Then all you'll need is a Chilton manual.

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Garf, Matt sells a good kit at a reasonable price. He is also a member here.

http://www.mattsclassicbowties.com/

What are your needs for a disc brake kit? Weekend cruiser, 1/4 mile burner, canyon carver?


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Sorry I took so long to respond. These brakes will be for a "weekend warrior". type of thing. Only summer driven, only on nice days, ect. ect.
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Matt's solution or MP Brakes should fit the bill and won't put a big dent in the wallett like some of the other kits.


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Matt's kits and a few that advertise in the Rags, Super Chevy and Car Craft seem to have some good deals. I think I would have gone with Matt if I did not get sall my major componets free. If your going to piece together a set up you will spend a few bucks. I was lucky and have just over a grand into the enire front end rebuild with new brakes and hotchkiss springs and sway bar.

I think going with a kit is going to be your best deal. Some things to think about while doing it are new springs, your already there so do them also. Replace what ever front end parts you can afford. If your budget is low do the ball joints, again your already there. The next would be bushings, a few bolts and the control arms are off.

If you need to do these things, doing them at one time will greatly improve the overall performance of the front suspension when the new disc brakes are applied in a panic stop. Good luck

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Major area to look for with kits are new prop valve and brake lines to adapt it. This is worth about $225.00 if you need to buy them. Check inline tube for what I think is the best price.

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