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  • DanStokes
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    Much more better!

    Dan

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  • JOES66FURY
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    man, that looks familiar....rust sucks.

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  • corvettedad
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    Well it's been several months but we finally have some progress! Just hope it continues. Oh and Robert has given the Impala the name " Iron Maiden ". Click image for larger version  Name:	27551.jpeg Views:	1 Size:	424.4 KB ID:	1215930Click image for larger version  Name:	27588.jpeg Views:	1 Size:	545.0 KB ID:	1215931Click image for larger version  Name:	27747.jpeg Views:	1 Size:	481.6 KB ID:	1215932Click image for larger version  Name:	28075.jpeg Views:	1 Size:	334.8 KB ID:	1215933
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  • Andy4639
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    The whole crew wants to ride in it Perry!

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  • corvettedad
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    Perry we need some pictures!
    Me too!! I texted him yesterday just to make him think about me. Sure do need to get it back to start upgrading the front end and check for all the stuff that Murphy has hidden for me. The clock is ticking!
    Last edited by corvettedad; February 4th, 2018, 08:43 AM.

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  • Andy4639
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    Perry we need some pictures!

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  • Andy4639
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    Here you go Perry it works great. You have to run a hot wire off the brake switch back to the trunk area to plug it up and then just ground it. I made a wood spacer that is 2"x 16" x 1" to get it up high enough so you will see it. I painted mine to match the blue of the interior but they come black so you really don't even need to paint it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAvbqMH-VBI

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  • corvettedad
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    no pix from body shop purgatory???
    I'm hoping he's starting on it this weekend or next week, he had a few things in front of it. I asked him to take some pictures for me. I'm going up there next weekend so hopefully he'll have tore into it by then.
    Cool Andy can't wait to see what you're up to, you always have good idea's.

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  • Andy4639
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    Perry I'm working on some stuff for my 64 SS Impala you maybe interest in. I'll be working most of the day on it in the garage since it's raining here. I'll post some pictures once it's done and if you would like one I'll make you one also.They will work just as well in your's.

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  • silver_bullet
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    no pix from body shop purgatory???

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  • corvettedad
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    Perry

    IF you decide to use OEM large calipers in a rebuilt form - I can send you a pair of used A1 Cordone rebuilts with some used Hawk HPS pads if you can use them.
    Thanks Alan I'll keep that in mind although that company you suggested uses new calipers, but I'm still pondering a little but I want to order within a week so I'll have it waiting when I get it back from my body man.

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  • cstmwgn
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    Exactly my thoughts and reasoning on the caliper, the website Alan gave me came with the standard large GM calipers ( 70's ) which would be easier to get. Once I found out what calipers came with the other company I wasn't to thrilled.
    Perry

    IF you decide to use OEM large calipers in a rebuilt form - I can send you a pair of used A1 Cordone rebuilts with some used Hawk HPS pads if you can use them.

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  • corvettedad
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    Consider also being able to find repair/replacement parts on the road.. 1/4" larger piston may not be avaiable?

    My flatbed has bigger single piston calipers than normally sold on those one tonners.. Stops it loaded fine.. For a short time, all I had was fronts and pulling a brakeless trailer made for some fun unwanted...

    Maaaaybe KISS?
    Exactly my thoughts and reasoning on the caliper, the website Alan gave me came with the standard large GM calipers ( 70's ) which would be easier to get. Once I found out what calipers came with the other company I wasn't to thrilled.

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  • Deaf Bob
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    Consider also being able to find repair/replacement parts on the road.. 1/4" larger piston may not be avaiable?

    My flatbed has bigger single piston calipers than normally sold on those one tonners.. Stops it loaded fine.. For a short time, all I had was fronts and pulling a brakeless trailer made for some fun unwanted...

    Maaaaybe KISS?

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  • corvettedad
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    Perry

    I am not smart enough to know what year your Impala is so this link might not be of much use.
    But just in case: http://www.ecihotrodbrakes.com/early...nversions.html

    They have base kits and complete kits.

    Wilwood also makes D52 calipers which have dual pistons which might improve brake pad life but the overall area of the two piston is smaller than the single piston GM equivalent.
    Thanks Alan, that is exactly the information I'm looking for. My Impala is a 68 and just fit's in their kits which employ the larger GM calipers and a possible upgrade to 13". Now the thought switches from doing the conversion, buying the booster separately, and possibly looking at lowering springs. This is why threw this out for y'all to ponder on, I value all of y'all's opinions and more importantly your experiences already dealing with this. The 68 is a different animal, the factory disc were a mixture of Corvette spindles and calipers with a special rotor and hub so just going to the junkyard is not a viable option. Thanks to everyone for their input, keep it coming if you think of something. I'll be ordering parts in about a week or two.

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