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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old May 26th, 19, 04:41 AM Thread Starter
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Rear Disc Brake ???

Installing a Jegs rear brake conversion on a 69 does the caliper install staggered like the shocks? The directions leave a bit to be desired. After all these years this is my first rear conversion as the rebuilt 12 bolt rear end I got was set up for a disc brake conversion, will see what a difference it makes!!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old May 26th, 19, 05:30 AM
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Re: Rear Disc Brake ???

Yes the calipers are staggered. The instructions appear to be very clear and detailed for the installation.

Adjusting the e-brake is critical before bleeding the brakes. #39 on page 8 of the instructions.

How was the rear axle set up for disc brakes? There is no difference except the backing plates for drums.
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Re: Rear Disc Brake ???

There is only one way you can install the calipers and keep the bleeder screws at the top. Well almost at the top with those awesome metric calipers....

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Re: Rear Disc Brake ???

The backing plates and drums were removed when I got the rear end.
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There is only one way you can install the calipers and keep the bleeder screws at the top. Well almost at the top with those awesome metric calipers....

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Re: Rear Disc Brake ???

Followed the Jegs rear disc conversion directions. The caliper sits to close to the axel causing the front to sit tight to the rotor without the brake pads installed. The relationship and fit of the caliper to the rotor is way off. The caliper bracket is installed on the inboard side facing the axel. Its almost seems like the rotor is not deep enough to center with the caliper. Stumped!!!!
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Re: Rear Disc Brake ???

I'm not sure if this is any help, but I attached a picture of my rear with the brackets still on.
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Re: Rear Disc Brake ???

Hey Darin. . . .that's how I did it. Talking with the guys a Jegs, they said sometimes the directions are not updated when some of the components change. We decided to mount the caliper brackets inboard instead, I thought so but wanted to find out if I had the wrong parts, most all the disc brake conversions use GM parts for their kits and are sometimes updated.
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