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Author Topic:   Camaro Disk Brakes
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 70
posted December 30, 2004 07:34 PM  
I have a Camaro street stock car with a 9 inch Ford rear with disc brakes. In order to be legal at every track in the area, I have to put back in the stock rear end (which is no problem). The question I have is.... What do I need to convert a stock rear end with drums to disc?? I would assume I could use the same calipers and stuff that is already there. How hard of a job would it be to put rotors on the stock rear?? Thanks in advance.

mudd on the tires
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 42
posted December 30, 2004 10:42 PM  
day motorsports and capitol motorsports have kits for this with brake hats and bolt on rotors. you can get metric brackets of regular gm brackets for the calipers, depends which ones you have. after you put the disks on hook everything up bleed the brakes and have somebody hold the brake while you weld the brackets on. this will hold everything still and plumb. just position the bleeders on the caliper on top, so you don't get air pockets.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 194
posted January 01, 2005 06:18 PM  
GEt the front rotors off of a 95 crown victoria, its been a while since I had to rememebr the exact year (looks like the police car/ maybe also a Lincoln). Redrill the holes and uses calipers off of a metric car/ s-10 truck. And just buy a braket from Day Maotorsports. Can uses the rear rotors but will need to take an old set of brake pads and make a spacer, because its thinner.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 968
posted January 02, 2005 06:33 AM  
Spend a little time in the salvage yard. The stock rear discs found on Trans Ams and some Z 28s are a direct bolt on.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 70
posted January 02, 2005 06:30 PM  
I finally had a chance to spend some time with the car this weekend. The rotors are not stock for the Ford, they have the 5 on 4.75 pattern as well. Also, there is a bracket welded to the top of the rear end. Shouldnt I be able to take the rotors and calipers off this rear end and put them on the other one by just cutting the bracket and welding it to the new rear??


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