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1977 Seville brakes won't work will they?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by clubba68, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. clubba68

    clubba68 1/2 ton status

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    1977 Seville brakes won\'t work will they?

    1977 Cadillac Seville rear brake calipers won't work will they?
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  2. BorregoK5

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    Re: 1977 Seville brakes won\'t work will they?

    Unfortunately, no, they dont support the 3/4 rotor thickness- they could work in the short term but new brake pads will be too thick to fit.
     
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    Re: 1977 Seville brakes won\'t work will they?

    This probably isn't good, but couldn't you grind down new brake pads to fit? Won't last as long, but...????
     
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    Re: 1977 Seville brakes won\'t work will they?

    ...it would be cheaper! (Just thought I would finish that post for ya.) /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
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    Re: 1977 Seville brakes won\'t work will they?

    Aren't you guys running D60 front rotors. Why couldn't you run the rotor off of a Ford or Dodge Dana 60 rotors that are 1.25" thick instead of the Chevy's 1.5" ones /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Re: 1977 Seville brakes won\'t work will they?

    I'd take a pass on grinding asbestoses
     
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    Re: 1977 Seville brakes won\'t work will they?

    most are using D44 rotors
     
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    Re: 1977 Seville brakes won\'t work will they?

    How thick are D44 rotors?
     
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    Re: 1977 Seville brakes won\'t work will they?

    Seville calipers would work if you install Eldo pistons in them. The caliper castings itself are the same as the Eldo's but with different thickness pistons not allowing the caliper to fit over the 3/4 ton rotors. I am not sure if the pistons are cheaper and easier to get than the caliper itself but if so then it would be worth it maybe. Also the fleetwood calipers would work if the pistons were changed out.
     

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