How To: Camaro Rear Disc Brake Swap to G-body Axle

ssn696

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Yes, simple 'L' brackets, but I need to make more sturdy ones. I have a few backing plate shims left over that you can try out or at least use as a pattern.
 

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For the next step, mating the stock E-brake cables to the parking brake lever, recommend this approach:
 
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abbey castro

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The rubber boots for the e-brake are available from RockAuto. It is a kit with the rubber boot and the metal surrounding it. Cut the Camaro e-brake bracket as shown and bolted it under the spacer bumper. I had to make a tall spacer for the new style rubber bumper so the caliper would not hit the frame. It bottoms out perfectly. It is a perfect distance fit for the cable to reach and activate the e-brake pawl. Use LH/RH on each side. There is a bracket that must be bought/made to space out the shock, as it will not fit without hitting the caliper/ It will not fit. I bought mine on-line. As far as hooking up the e-cables I used to original adjustment bracket, and bolted it to the driver's inside seat belt bolt that protrudes by the drive shaft. Cut/spliced the front e-cable to the length required to activate the correct pull of both cables. Attaching kit fro the rear cables came from Speedway. Hope this adds some ideas for your project.
 

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I like your solutions and will probably implement them myself. I like the 'T' shock relocation brackets.

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Yep, RA has the Dorman pieces. I previously had to find them on Amazon. And I'm glad I ordered two sets as they must have been old - two of the four tore as I stretched them over the levers. Hopefully these have more integrity.
 
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Following along this is a good write up. Thanks and keep it coming.
 

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For the next step, mating the stock E-brake cables to the parking brake lever, recommend this approach:
This was my approach, been working perfectly since.

 
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Joining in to review the material when I have time to digest it all.
 
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After not having an e-brake for 6 months after my rear disc conversion because I couldnt find a solution I liked I did this-
Took the factory Camaro e-brake cable bracket and basically cut it in half and bolted that onto the lower control arms with the sway bar bolts.
Cut the factory G-Body END that the e-brake cable attaches to and welded that to the factory disc brake pawl.
The factory G-body cables clip into the factory Camaro brackets and clip into the pawl.
Looks factory and works factory including adjustment.
 

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The reason I popped in here is because one of the guys in my FB group messaged me for insight. I didn't have a detailed thread on my Rear Brakes because I had my QP Custom 9" Rear Housing made with Fbody End Caps so the Brake Backing Plates would bolt right on. And they did. Not to much to it when you request parts to be built for specific purpose.

I used LT1 Fbody Rear Brakes because they cleared a 15" Drag Wheel with no issue. This was installed Dec 2010.

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These were not direct fit, took some cutting on the angle bracket here

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They are fully bolted up there and fit. This Rear Housing was made 1" wider than stock Gbody width, so honestly I think that is the main reason I got them to work. I didn't ask for that, just how they made it.

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How the car currently sits, I painted the Rear Calipers red to match the Front C5Z06 Calipers.

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I never made a post of an install with these Brakes and how to do it since as mentioned above this is a one-off setup and it worked in my favor. The only thing that I did do was make sure I got the E-Brake to work, as mentioned above. Necessity in a manual car.
 
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