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67 Camaro Front Disc Upgrade ReBoot
I am in the process of upgrading my 67 RS/SS from manual drums to manual or power disc in the front. As I detailed in my other thread, I am really tight on front tire clearance (245-60/15's all around on stock rally's), and I was hoping to keep close to the same offset to the outside in the front (without having to change rims or tire size). The factory disc brake setup moved the front wheel mounting surface about 5/8 - 3/4" outboard, which may cause tire rubbing issues.
I tried to go with a kit that was sold on Rick's Camaros site that allows the stock drum spindle to be used with a custom caliper bracket, with a disc rotor mounting over the stock drum hub. However, a variety of issues has me sending these back, unfortunately.
So I am back to square one.
One option would be to try out one of the kids from ScareBird. He has a couple of kits that also use the stock drum spindle, along with a custom billet hub to mount a disc brake rotor. Not sure if these would move the front wheels outboard. Looking for feedback from anyone who has used one of their kits.
Option two would be to use the C3 rotors on the stock hubs and set it up JL-8 style. I believe Michael (mahunt) did his this way. Michael, if you are reading this, how much money did you have wrapped up in your setup? Any hot tips on keeping costs under control for this option?
Option three is to just go with the stock 67 style 4-piston calipers. I actually have a set of these laying around - although I would have to buy new rotors and have the calipers exchanged or rebuilt. But this will get me back to the offset issue with the front tires. I just don't know what kind of tire rubbing issues I might encounter with this.
Looking for any experience or advice anyone can offer. Thanks!
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