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blazin topless 75

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Is it possible to use calipers from a newer vehicle? I was eyeing the calipers from my wife's TrailBlazer and got to thinking that if I could fab the mounts for it, it might work and it would be easier to fit the E-Brake hardware due to availability...what are your thoughts?
 

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With a Torch and a welder. ANYTHING will fit. If you can get one off and compare it's mounting to the 10bolt front calipers we would have a better clue. But i don't know of anybody who has a "kit" to put them on. Fabrication will be needed.
 

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Are the parts readily available for E-brake installation for the Caddy calipers? I've read the install info on this site and it seems that the hardest part is finding donor e-brake parts to add to the install. Is there anyone out there that sells the complete kit including the e-brake parts?
 

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I got my bracket and hose kit from Azkickin , got my caddy calipers from Car-parts and I'm working on getting ebrake cables, haven't figured that one out yet as I had a fellow member rebuild my calipers for me and haven't gotten them back yet but are suppose to be here this week /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
 

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Yes they did, came with the arms and springs....they even sent me the used pads that were on them and the caliper mounting bolts /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
 

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Like posted above, anything will work with enough fabrication.

But here are things to be aware of:
1) Is the e-brake actually through the caliper? On a lot of newer trucks, there is actually a machined surface on the inside of the rotor where a drum-brake emergency brake makes contact. The e-brake doesn't do anything to the caliper.
2) How big does the caliper open? If the rotors on a trailblazer (or whatever the donor vehicle is) are much thinner than a Chevy 3/4 ton 8 lug rotor, you're going to have fitment issues.
3) Dang, I thought I had another one, but I can't think of it now. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
 

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Yes they did, came with the arms and springs....they even sent me the used pads that were on them and the caliper mounting bolts /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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How much did they cost, if you don't mind telling?
 

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The ones I found cost me $35 + shipping for the pair /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
 
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