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So hope to be getting back to my car soon. Among the list of to do. 

I figured now as good as any is time to remove the front drums and go to discs. 

 

I have done done a little research. Found some conversions. I also have to do a master cylinder and booster. 

I am guessing I will have to change the front brake lines. 

 

I hope to find a kit that has everything if possible.   No part here and a part there. 

 

Does anyone one have experience with any kits. 

Thanks. 



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I did not use a kit, but my car had 1970 impala hubs and calipers on it. Those with corvette rotors (70 rotors not easily available) worked really well with new booster and lines.

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Al, As you know, I went C3 on my car. I paid $100.00 for the complete set-up, restored them for about the same price myself. I guess I preferred to go that route due to cost.
I can justify to the wife dropping $100.00 for a good used set and restoring it than to convince her to let me spend $1000.00+ on an aftermarket set-up.
If you pay shipping, I have a complete, unrestored, single-piston set-up I would be willing to give you...less the MC and prop valve.

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This is pretty much what I ended up with. Not sure how it matches to what Lawrence did. I think they stop really well, especially so with a 4-speed.

www.enjenjo.com/techart/70impaladisc.html

Hope it helps!

James

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James, Looks the exact same as the disc assembly I am offering to Al. Not as pretty tho...

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Awesome! It is a really effective set up for the cost. And there will always be corvette rotors around somewhere! 

The 1970 rotors that were on my car when I got it were so scarred that I was begging the machine shop to cut them and they refused. thankfully this C3 trick works.



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Thanks for the info guys. Thanks for the great offer Lawrence. I am going to do some more research.
I did find a place up here that sells kits. And was told there is another.

I am going away until Monday.

Will look more into it after then.

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Apparently you can get rotors for '69-'70 impala disc brakes. If you use the rotors from '67-'68 4 piston caliper type. The hubs are different but the disc part will work if used with the '69'-'70 hubs. The rotor disc is available without hubs as reproduction and are almost exact. They don't have the groove on the pad faces and are better looking castings. Centric I believe is the name. I saw a post about this on Chevy Talk. Pics as well. Way better than messing around with making vette disc rotors fit the '68-'70 impala hubs and calipers. The only problem is getting calipers now. My local parts store can't get them. I can get rebuild kits but with seized solid pistons and broken bleeders those won't help much.

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