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I am going to do the disc brake conversion in the front of my 67 and I wondered if anyone has done the junk yard rout where you get an adapter and use the brakes off a corvette or Mustang? CPP sells the conversion kit for $500 with shipping. Seems reasonable to me that I would be able to pull the brakes off a junk car and use them with some new hardware/adapters and be able to do it for half that $500 cost. This project is 100% my labor and learning so I don't mind putting in extra elbow grease to save $$. I have 20k to put into this car and it will end up with a blown motor :eek: so I would love to conserve money for the fun and expensive stuff :devil:

I kinda need some specific models of cars that I can rip the brake system off of and if someone has done this before and has created a thread that would be even better.
 

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67NovaBuild,
Welcome to the site. You'll love it here as people are friendly and are always willing to help out.

Here are a couple of links for you that should help:
http://www.oldengine.org/unfaq/leadfoot/discs.htm
http://bracketracer.com/novabrake.htm

The most difficult part to find will be the caliper mounting brackets, which can be purchased through various vendors. I did a disc conversion by collecting various parts...most of which were through my local NAPA. I got a set of spindles and steering arms from a 65 to do my disc conversion, as the 62/63 spindles cannot be used due to their smaller diameter spindle and not being able to use the correct bearings for rotors.

Send me a PM and I'll email you a list of parts that I used.............of course if I can dig them up now.

Hope this helps,
Paul
 
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