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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby chuck79 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:09 am

Just being curious, what is the reason for having the calipers behind the rear instead of in front?
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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby Roccosvega » Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:36 pm

Chuck, there is no room for suspension travel . The calipers would hit the body.

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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby monza die hard » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:50 am

I just wanted to let you guys know i found a complete bolt on rear disk setup from bear brakes.The kit I bought was for a 80 camaro and bolts right up for around 600.00.I'll put some pics on soon.
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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby monza die hard » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:58 am

Hey guys just wanted to let you know I found a complete bolt on rear disk setup from bear no modification.The kit I ordered was for a 1980 camaro the mounting flang is almost the same,mine bolted right up.I'll put some pics on soon.
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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby Fasterthansome » Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:26 pm

I didnt read all the pages but I stuck Wilwoods on the back of mine five or so years ago. No problems and they wok great. I think it was like 500$
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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby cosworth0135 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:56 pm

glad they worked for you but all the parts here cost me less than $200
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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby bugdewde » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:56 pm

I'm putting LS Camaro front brakes on the Wagon using S-10 spindles with caliper brackets from flynbye.com..... like Rickracer posted for his S-10.

I'd like to keep with the LS Camaro theme for the rear brakes.

Does anyone know if the S-10 housing and H-body housing(7.5") have similar brake mounting holes at the ends? I'm asking because flynbye.com has brackets for LS brakes onto S-10 housings. I'd like to use them on my H-body housing to get LS brakes on the rear.

Anyone know if the housings are the same at the flanges/ends?
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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby cosworth0135 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:10 pm

the S10 parts bolted right to my h-body housing, but the early s-10s were different i can go look tomorrow i have a spare 88 s10 housing in the garage if memory is right the plate you bolt things to on the s10 housing is taller than the vega one but still has the same 4 bolt holes that the vega has
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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby barebonesracecars » Sun May 13, 2012 11:36 am

Lots of good ways/parts/ideas to do it, but nothing is 100% bolt-on for our cars.
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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby hammerdown7 » Sun May 13, 2012 4:20 pm

Who the heck is barebones!!! Reid, where have you been? How about an update on your car.

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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby barebonesracecars » Sun May 13, 2012 7:18 pm

Ha ha...hey Dick. I'm great....trying to figure out all the changes to this site.

Car update? Exactly the same place (literally and mechanically) that it has been for the past few years. Just alot of other things going on that have kept me away from it.

But I want to hit a show or two this year, so I'm back on here looking for inspiration. Saw this post about rear discs and decided to see if I could still post a pic. After reading through some of the posts, seeing all of the new members, I imagine some of my stuff is behind the times now!
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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby hammerdown7 » Sun May 13, 2012 10:32 pm

Great to see you back, you've had a lot of great input over the years.

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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby barebonesracecars » Sun May 13, 2012 10:47 pm

I sure appreciate the welcome, too. I'll do what I can to help this group.
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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby Rickey » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:48 pm

I thought I had scored big time when I found a 1997 2WD S10 pickup with a posi 8.6 in the local Pull-A-Part for cheap. I also picked up a 2WD Blazer rear disk setup to replace the drums. A bit of cutting and wielding later and I have a great looking disk brake axle ready to bolt in.
Problem: The Blazer rear disk bolted right up and fit the axle perfect, but the floating calipers are too far inboard and hit the "frame". I tried to reverse them side to side and any other monkey motion I could think of. There is just not enough room for those calipers.
I will post any fix I may come up with, still on it. This axle is the exact width of the original 6.5. I am looking to adapt a fixed four piston caliper or maybe just use longer axles in this rear to gain some clearance.
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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby hammerdown7 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:16 pm

Did you swap the brackets side to side so that the caliper was in the same position as shown in Barebones picture above? His calipers move quite a ways to the inside with the parking brake lever and they still clear the inner well.

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