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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby NixVegaGT » Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:04 pm

Shoot, I forgot to weigh the rotor. I'll get to that soon. It's good to know I'm not alone in needing to clearance the inner brace. I'll be doing that sometime this week. I'll take some pix. Hope that helps.
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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby Rickracer » Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:44 am

This may be helpful to some of you attempting this swap: 2000 Blazer Rear Disc Swap (w/ lots of pics, 56K beware)
I've been running this setup on my truck for almost a year now, along with an LS Camaro front brake swap, and I can tell you, it flat out WORKS, I tell people "If you aren't strapped in, I CAN make you kiss the windshield", :mrgreen:
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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby Roccosvega » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:53 pm

[quote="Rickracer"]This may be helpful to some of you attempting this swap: [url=http://www.v8s10.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=17843&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&hilit=rea+disc+brakes]2000 Blazer Rear Disc Swap (w/ lots of pics, 56K beware)

Ok I went to the salvage yard and found 4 vehicles with the rear disc brakes.All of them had the 7.5 rear end.
I noticed the calipers were facing forward. Heres what I want to know.Can you swap the brakets side for side
to put the calipers towards the rear of the axle? I noticed other members with the 8.5 s-10 rear and thats how
theirs are.Otherwize I guess i'll keep looking untill I find an 8.5 disc rear end and use the parts off it to be
cetain. Anybody know for sure?

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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby cosworth0135 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:48 pm

Rocco, read the post again I provided a parts list and I used stuff from a 7.5,, as the 8.5'sin s-10s are kinda scarce,,ps I also sent you a pm
i currently drive a geo metro,insert silly joke here,, but i'll pass you while your getting gas
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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby conn.rod » Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:27 am

I put rear disc from a 83 T/A on my s10.the way I did it was as follows.I can get pics later on
remove axle shafts
remove backing plates
bolt on caliper brackets from donor car,I had too put a spacer and re-drill the brackets too change the clock position of the
caliper due to the leaf spring,the calipers/brackets are the same left and rt and one faced forward one faced rear
had axle flanges turned down on the lathe so they would fit into the rotor
changed proportioning valve to one from the 83 T/A
replumbed with new lines and let it roll
if you don't have time too do it right the first time
how do you have time too do it over a second time
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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby vegadude » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:51 pm

i bought akit for around $350 direct bolt on from a place called abs power brake in orange ca.uses ford callipers and cadi rotors
i have a monza housing with s-10 axels
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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby 454spyder » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:38 am

Just a repost but thought I'd renew my rear for sale. Need to find someone wanting to go the mini-tub route on the cheap....

I have a monza rear narrowed 6" for mini tubs with 2000 SS camaro brakes and zexel torsion 3.23 diff complete with moser axles. Its been sandblasted and painted satin black. Perfect condition

ready to ship for $500

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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby barebonesracecars » Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:45 am

It can be done!
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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby cosworth0135 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:37 pm

Yes it can, and with s-10 partsImage
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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby cosworth0135 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:38 pm

and for those it is important to this is with a 14" wheel and tire Image
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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby Roccosvega » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:09 pm

I went to a new salvage yard that opened up in gurnee IL , got all the brake parts right down to the emergency brake cables for 53.00.
The rotors calipers and brake pads even the caliper brackets were new. What a deal, anyways after some bead blasting and painting
I put one side on to check fitment.I will need to make 1/4" shims for things to fit up right.So tomorrow im making them so I can get
rear back in the car to check caliper clearence for the new inner wheelwell gussets I already made but havent welded in yet.I think I
may have to modify them a little bit.So finaly Disc brakes in the Vega 8)

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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby conn.rod » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:37 pm

cosworth0135 wrote:and for those it is important to this is with a 14" wheel and tire Image

can we get more pics of this ride?
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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby pobrien327 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:25 pm

what about any of the aftermarket rear disk kits that fit other 7.5 rears? could they bolt on or be used with minor adjustments?
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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby marlin1893 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:29 pm

I sure hope the S10 Blazer setup works cause I just dragged a 2002 rear axle from a 2wd Blazer home for the sum of $150. From everything I have been able to find out it will work. The S10 rear drum axles have to be machined down to fit inside the parking brake assy. so thats why I went with the whole thing. I already have S10 axles and drums on the back and I'm installing S10 brakes in front, already have the spindles and rotors in with Gumms adapters. Real easy to install and I have 15x7 rims with 205x55zr15 tires on all 4 corners, as I'm trying to build a sleeper stayed with same size to look more stock. Will post new info when I put it together.

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Re: rear disc brakes

Postby Roccosvega » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:17 pm

There's only one thing. You have to make sure the calipers are behind the rear end and not in front of it.

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