Disc brakes for my 62 409

pvs409

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Nothing stops rust, only slows it down. No, I do not offer powder coated calipers. When I did years ago people were too cheap to pay for it. I do offer cross drilled rotors but not for the 14" original wheel kit, why would anyone want cross drill behind original steel wheels where you can't see them. Crossdrill is only for looks
My question was for my cars that have (except for one) 1960's open spoked wheels (1960's Radar and ET wheels). I have one 62 with Billet Specially wheels with drilled zinc plated discs and power coated calipers ( 9 years and no rust ) See my first picture

The 2nd and 3rd picture are off my original 1960's Radar 14" open spoke wheels on my 62 Chevy Impala SS convertible (that will probably go on my 57 Chevy Hardtop)
The 4rd picture is off my old disc brakes visable through my 15" ET wheels currently on my 57 Chevy Hardtop.
The last (5th) picture is off my 57 from 1965 and the Radar wheels on the car (from the 1960's) I want to go back too these Radar wheels

I was asking about changing my 57 Chevy Hardtop that has disc brakes from I think a 1970 Chevy (installed in the 1980's by my uncle) with 15 inch ET open wheels (see picture) to one of your kits but with power coated calipers and zinc plated cross drilled discs -see the pictures of the car - I like the looks of the discs with the plating and power coated calipers and cross drilled rotors and non rusty parts.

Finally would, "if you know" would my 1970 Chevy full size disc brakes on my 57 be offset like one of your kits or did they not have a offset

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My question was for my cars that have (except for one) 1960's open spoked wheels (1960's Radar and ET wheels). I have one 62 with Billet Specially wheels with drilled zinc plated discs and power coated calipers ( 9 years and no rust ) See my first picture

The 2nd and 3rd picture are off my original 1960's Radar 14" open spoke wheels on my 62 Chevy Impala SS convertible (that will probably go on my 57 Chevy Hardtop)
The 4rd picture is off my old disc brakes visable through my 15" ET wheels currently on my 57 Chevy Hardtop.
The last (5th) picture is off my 57 from 1965 and the Radar wheels on the car (from the 1960's) I want to go back too these Radar wheels

I was asking about changing my 57 Chevy Hardtop that has disc brakes from I think a 1970 Chevy (installed in the 1980's by my uncle) with 15 inch ET open wheels (see picture) to one of your kits but with power coated calipers and zinc plated cross drilled discs -see the pictures of the car - I like the looks of the discs with the plating and power coated calipers and cross drilled rotors and non rusty parts.

Finally would, "if you know" would my 1970 Chevy full size disc brakes on my 57 be offset like one of your kits or did they not have a offset

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Your first pic with the red calipers is the small metric caliper with Chevelle rotors, moves out 3/4" per side. X frame cars are large and 3/4" with reasonably sized front tires is OK, which is why I mentioned that kit which is cheaper is a possibility on these cars, I just don't use metric calipers only large GM calipers.
Your last picture with the ET wheels, I can't see enough of the brakes to tell for sure what's there. I can tell if you remove wheel.

Yes the plating/coatings work if you don't drive it everyday. Platings/powder coating does not stop rust if it's exposed constantly but works well for our "babied" show type cars.
I do not offer powder coating or plating on rotors any longer, stopped years ago. It's easy enough for the end user to take apart the calipers and take to powder coater. The rotors just get zinc plating at any plater.
 

pvs409

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Thanks Mike,
I will get the rims off my 57 Hardtop and post pictures. I can test my 15 inch Radar wheels for fit on my old disc brakes(I have a set of 14"and a set of 15" Radar wheels)
I have to start on it anyway to pull the current 283 in the car and replace it with my rebuilt original 283/270 HP 2-4 motor.
I now have a new dual master cylinder without a booster on the 57. The 57 was driven for 25 years with the original single master cylinder with the the front discs(off a 80's Chevy parts car "if I remember right") that my Uncle installed in the late 1970s or early 1980's

My cars are not driven daily or ever in the winter and seldom in the rain.

I have a powder coater who does all my frames and black parts and can do any color, plus I have and a zinc chromate plater who plates parts for my restorations.

Paul