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Rear discs on a Gen 1?


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#1 carfreak85

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 07:02 PM

This was discussed a while back, but I can't seem to find it. Who has done this and what was involved? I seem to remember something about grinding the trailing arm a bit, but no pics were ever produced.

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Posted 27 November 2004 - 04:04 AM

I've done 2 sets onto Gen one Brats......I din't grind Anything.....???

You need Rotor, Caliper, Backing plates, and The 6-8 inches of soft line right off the caliper to do the conversion.....

Have fun......John

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Posted 28 November 2004 - 09:10 PM

Cool, thanks John!

#4 75skunkaroo

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Posted 28 November 2004 - 10:07 PM

maybe a little write up when you're done?

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 12:39 AM

I'll see what I can do!

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 10:30 PM

I did this conversion on my 78 Brat. Took the brakes out of a 87 GL-10 turbo wagon. I had to do some grinding to clear the caliper mounting bolts. I also had to take some material off the backing plate in a couple of spots. I need to go back and weld in around the places I ground to reinforce the old spot welds. Just don't want it to break somewhere down the road. But the work was simple and quick. Probably did the whole conversion in about an hour or an hour and a half.

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 01:01 PM

I did not think that this was possible until reading this...... do the rotors fit directly to the stock spindles...... And, where do the calipers mount.... thiis sounds like a cool mod that I would like to do.

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 02:17 PM

The rotors DO fit on the stock spindles and the calipers mount on the backing plates.

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 11:11 PM

hey , just completed putting ea82 turbo rear discks on my 84 ea81 4wd hatch. I got the rotor, calipers,and baccking plate from a 88 turbo wagon. They went in like butta no grinding no beatig just fully bolt on. I completed the whole job in under an hour and a half with clean up hardest part was hammering the backing plates bacck to where they wear supposed to be after the Jy had there way with it.

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 11:18 PM

WTG :drunk:

Glad it was a nice and straight forward swap. They really are a sweet when you get them on and bleed eh???? :brow:




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