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post #46 of 164 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 19, 5:44 PM
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Is it easier to make your own lines with nickel-copper (instead of using prebent steel brake line kits) because you need to customize the fittings?
It seems it’s just as expensive to make your own lines.
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post #47 of 164 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 19, 11:23 PM
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A few things...

Should I run a 1/4” line from the MC to the rear end or could I do it all in 3/16”?

I think the e-brake cable will have to wrap around the rear end to be able to pull the clip. I think there are some brackets on the 2000 Camaro that I might be able to get. How did you guys make this work on your A-body?
Here’s a picture of the right side.

Mounting the hydro booster will be interesting. The windshield wiper will have to be repositioned and it looks like the firewall will have to be modified.
Does anybody have pics of the steps they took?
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post #48 of 164 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 19, 11:41 PM
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Re: 98-02 Camaro disc brake conv.

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A few things...

Should I run a 1/4 line from the MC to the rear end or could I do it all in 3/16?

I think the e-brake cable will have to wrap around the rear end to be able to pull the clip. I think there are some brackets on the 2000 Camaro that I might be able to get. How did you guys make this work on your A-body?
I did what Phillip (moderator) did, I installed the right side backing plate on the left and the left on the right.

That made the e-brake lever pull toward the front of the car so you could attach the parking brake cable without looping it over the rear end.

The Camaro calipers will mount on the rear side of the axle instead of the front.

No big deal.
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post #49 of 164 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 19, 11:52 PM
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I tried mounting the backing plates on opposite sides but the shock bracket (on axle housing) got in the way of the e-brake lever.
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post #50 of 164 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 19, 11:56 PM
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I tried mounting the backing plates on opposite sides but the shock bracket (on axle housing) got in the way of the e-brake lever.
Yeah, I have a different rearend, a Strange S60. I had plenty of clearance.

But you can grind or cut that shock bracket for clearance.

That's what I would do. It's much easier to have the bracket pull toward the front.

That's what Phillip did and a friend of mine at Team Camaro also did it that way.

Because that's how the stock parking brake cables work.

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I’d rather not cut the shock bracket. I can’t be the only one who has done the full LS1 brake conversion with an a-body and 10 bolt 8.2” rear end. I’ll try to find out what other people have done.

What about the 1/4” line and Firewall mount for the hydro boost?
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Id rather not cut the shock bracket. I cant be the only one who has done the full LS1 brake conversion with an a-body and 10 bolt 8.2 rear end. Ill try to find out what other people have done.

What about the 1/4 line and Firewall mount for the hydro boost?
I did this on a 1966 8.2 10-bolt rear.

I mounted them opposite sides, as Beth said. My ebrake levers on the backing plates hit the shock bracket. I took those levers out of the backing plate, and cut 1/2" out of the length, and welded back together.

If you don't have access to a welder, that makes it trickier.

Everything I learned about doing this came from prior threads on here. Philip's thread was fantastic. Unfortunately I didn't take good pics as I did it. Can't share any visuals.

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Beth, do you have pictures of how your springs, shocks, brake lines look on the rear end?
Im thinking about getting the Strange PRSA05 S60 rear end.
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Re: 98-02 Camaro disc brake conv.

I don't recall Philip or others having the problems with the levers hitting the shock mount.

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Re: 98-02 Camaro disc brake conv.

Tom it can be an issue on the 64-67 rear because it is narrower than the later models.
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Beth, do you have pictures of how your springs, shocks, brake lines look on the rear end?
Im thinking about getting the Strange PRSA05 S60 rear end.
If you are using an S60 rear the ls brakes will not work without modification. The bolt in axle bearing is larger than the center hole in the bracket, and there is also the issue with bearing retention.

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After searching, I found that Phillip used 77 Camaro hoses. I think they are extra long ; ~ 15". The 2000 Camaro hoses are only 11".

https://www.chevelles.com/forums/56-...k-discs-2.html

Do you think I adjusted the rod correctly ? With the pedal resting on the rubber support, the rod starts to move after about 1/16" travel.
With the rod in the lower hole the brake pedal will be lower to the floor. That is the correct position for power brakes. The upper hole is used to mount an extension to activate the brake switch.

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Hey Pete,

Do you remember what caliper hoses you used on the front brakes ?

I have stock 2000 Camaro hoses and they don't look like they will work.
I used stock Chevelle disc brake hoses.

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With the rod in the lower hole the brake pedal will be lower to the floor. That is the correct position for power brakes. The upper hole is used to mount an extension to activate the brake switch.
What do you do about the brake switch? I may have to reposition it?
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Re: 98-02 Camaro disc brake conv.

There is a factory extension that bolts to the pedal arm to activate it. I'll see if I can find a photo.
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