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Carlos Garcia

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So I'm fixing a 1978 el camino and one of the first things that I want to do is change those drum brakes to disc. Any one has any pointerson which is the best way to go? I'm thinking on getting a set of camaro brakes from a local junk yard to do the swap. I'm currently redoing the body. Here are some photos of my little project.
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Doug Chahoy

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So I'm fixing a 1978 el camino and one of the first things that I want to do is change those drum brakes to disc. Any one has any pointerson which is the best way to go? I'm thinking on getting a set of camaro brakes from a local junk yard to do the swap. I'm currently redoing the body. Here are some photos of my little project. View attachment 73529 View attachment 73531
To get true alignment when you weld on your 1/4 you need to have the supports under the suspension not the frame as pictured.
 

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There are a couple of guys here that run the disc brakes in the rear I am sure they will chime in.

Camino look pretty clean under that quarter what state are you in?
 
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Carlos Garcia

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Yes Turna I already check the forums and add a few people that look like they have some experience in doing the brakes. Thnx for the info.
 

Carlos Garcia

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I got another one for you guys. Since I'm doing the whole thing with my little project, I decided to replace all the bushings and rubber bump stops for the suspension with these two products. I went over some other threads in the forums and I think I got the right stuff.
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Any sugestions on what else do I need? Did I got the right stuff? and the other one is what would be the best option for body mounts? Motor and transmission mounts are in good shape as for the sway bar bushings and brackets. I haven't had the time to go to the shop to check the fit for the bushings. I'll keep you guys up to date once I do more. Cheers!
 
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