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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 18, 7:59 PM Thread Starter
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C4 Front Brakes on a 65?

I'm pretty sure I've seen this done before, searched threads and couldn't find it. A buddy upgraded from 12 to 13" rotors and calipers on his 92 Vette. He's offering us his take offs for my son's 65 which currently has drums in front. Is it do-able, and if do what is needed?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 18, 6:34 PM
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Re: C4 Front Brakes on a 65?

I used C4 front brakes on a Chevelle years ago. You need a conversion bracket.

I made my own.

But these may work for you: '67-69 C4 brake upgrade conversion brackets
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 18, 7:34 PM
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I used C4 front brakes on a Chevelle years ago. You need a conversion bracket. I made my own. But these may work for you: '67-69 C4 brake upgrade conversion brackets
Thanks for posting that link, Ray. I've been looking for someone who makes those brackets.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 18, 5:43 PM
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Re: C4 Front Brakes on a 65?

Quite welcome Clint. I never used them but a lot of the guys on the S10 forum have recommended them over the years.
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Quite welcome Clint. I never used them but a lot of the guys on the S10 forum have recommended them over the years.
Ray, did you use a 12" or 13" rotor, on your car? If it was the latter, where did you get them?
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Re: C4 Front Brakes on a 65?

Baer uses C4 calipers on their older Track 4 set up with 13" vented/cross drilled rotors. The adapter bracket for the calipers looks to be something you could whip out pretty quickly with some aluminum stock. Their's of course is CNC'd.

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Baer uses C4 calipers on their older Track 4 set up with 13" vented/cross drilled rotors. The adapter bracket for the calipers looks to be something you could whip out pretty quickly with some aluminum stock. Their's of course is CNC'd.
Baer doesn't offer anything with a PBR caliper anymore or I would buy that set-up. My 69 Elco had it and I would like to duplicate it, for my 70. Flynbye Performance sells the caliper brackets so I need to find out what hub and 13" rotor I would need.
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Re: C4 Front Brakes on a 65?

I used standard 12" GM corvette rotors on mine. Also used a stock Chevelle Hub assembly that I turned down slightly so it fit inside the rotor.

Made my own bracket when I did it.
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Re: C4 Front Brakes on a 65?

Oh IIRC (it's been a lot of years) I believe you can use either rotor assembly 12 or 13 just use the corresponding caliper mounts/baskets. I had both back then on hand. But my wheel package required the 12" ones. Again if I am remembering it correctly.

I used all GM parts other than my brackets.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 29th, 18, 6:35 PM
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Re: C4 Front Brakes on a 65?

Thanks for the info, Ray. I think I've got a pretty good idea on how to do this, now.
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