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Old 04-05-2009, 10:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Converting Drum Brakes to Disc on 65

I just bought my 65 Hardtop and want to change the drums out and put on disc.
Does anyone know what newer car or truck with disc might fit it?

Thanks for any help with this.
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Mike,

Just did my 65 HT with the kit from Ames. It was a Just Right Kit. Came complete including all the brake lines in stainless. Spindles and all for less than $1,100.00 Haven't done the research yet on whose calipers or rotors they are but they look like late model GM. Not sure about the spindles.
Includes e brake too.
I think when you are done, by piece mealing it, you might be better off with the kit.
It was a snap to install.
Ames part number for the set-up is R444AE and was priced at 1,037.00

Hope this helps.

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I believe you can use most any A-body GM front spindles, rotors, calipers, hoses, M/C, and proportioning valve, as long as your rims fit.
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summitracing has a complete disc brake conversions on sale right now, front kit crossdrilled with braided lines is $611 and includes everything, rear to match is $476
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That sounds dirt cheap. I may have to check it out too. I have manual everything and power nuthin'!
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summitracing has a complete disc brake conversions on sale right now, front kit crossdrilled with braided lines is $611 and includes everything, rear to match is $476
Welcome to the fun ! Congrats on the new "TOY"...

That kit isn't quite complete as it doesn't seem to include the front hubs for the discs. At least they are not included in the pic or description. They DO have another kit for a few dollars more that includes the 1 piece hub/rotor but without the venting and drilling of the rotor, which I wouldn't care about anyway, and for well under $700 seems like a heck of a deal for a POWER front disc conversion. KEEP IN MIND, this conversion requires the use of 15" wheels, so you may need to change them too...
Summit SUM-BK1201 - Summit® Complete Drum-to-Disc Brake Conversion Kits
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Now where did I put that credit card??!!
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Now where did I put that credit card??!!
Call Rukee...............I think it's in his wallet.........
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Welcome to the fun ! Congrats on the new "TOY"...

That kit isn't quite complete as it doesn't seem to include the front hubs for the discs. At least they are not included in the pic or description. They DO have another kit for a few dollars more that includes the 1 piece hub/rotor but without the venting and drilling of the rotor, which I wouldn't care about anyway, and for well under $700 seems like a heck of a deal for a POWER front disc conversion. KEEP IN MIND, this conversion requires the use of 15" wheels, so you may need to change them too...
Summit SUM-BK1201 - Summit® Complete Drum-to-Disc Brake Conversion Kits
Was this a sale price? Is there a deadline for this price?
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Was this a sale price? Is there a deadline for this price?
Yes it is but I can't find anything on their site about an end date ???
Price is $60 off and I followed it thru to get a shipping cost of $12 so it's a pretty tempting deal.....
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