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#2414278 - 12/06/17 01:49 PM Front Disc Brake Swap 68 B Body
fury4speed Offline
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What is a good front brake disc conversion , I have a B body with factory non power drums , looking for the best deal that will fit with no problems , thanks

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#2414389 - 12/06/17 06:23 PM Re: Front Disc Brake Swap 68 B Body [Re: fury4speed]
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Need a little more information. Do you have a anti-sway bar? Do you have 15 inch wheels? Do you want stock parts so you can buy replacement parts at a NAPA or do you want something that looks aftermarket?

DoctorDiff probably has everything you need so start there. If that doesn't turn your crank there are a couple of other choices such as Baer.

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#2414392 - 12/06/17 06:27 PM Re: Front Disc Brake Swap 68 B Body [Re: fury4speed]
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doctor diff was the cheapest that i saw, most of the others offered use chevy calipers..............

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#2414414 - 12/06/17 06:59 PM Re: Front Disc Brake Swap 68 B Body [Re: fury4speed]
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I'm thinking the '73-76 A body slider discs would fit. If so & you get a used setup get some rebuilt calipers at your parts house for a '76 A body as they have 2.75" calipers as opposed to 2.60" calipers for more front bias (almost always a good thing). they are identical in price & external dimentions/fitment.
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#2414424 - 12/06/17 07:11 PM Re: Front Disc Brake Swap 68 B Body [Re: fury4speed]
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I put a set of 73- up A Body on my 69 B Body

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#2414477 - 12/06/17 08:43 PM Re: Front Disc Brake Swap 68 B Body [Re: RapidRobert]
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Originally Posted By RapidRobert
I'm thinking the '73-76 A body slider discs would fit. If so & you get a used setup get some rebuilt calipers at your parts house for a '76 A body as they have 2.75" calipers as opposed to 2.60" calipers for more front bias (almost always a good thing). they are identical in price & external dimentions/fitment.


Yeah they'll fit if you can find them. A body stuff is hard to find in wrecking yards anymore. DoctorDiff has reproduction stuff all new in the box.

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#2414496 - 12/06/17 09:26 PM Re: Front Disc Brake Swap 68 B Body [Re: fury4speed]
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mounted calipers to the rear and shaved bolt ...everything clears waiting on hoses

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#2414639 - 12/07/17 09:33 AM Re: Front Disc Brake Swap 68 B Body [Re: fury4speed]
fury4speed Offline
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This is a 1968 Belvedere wagon , it has 15 wheels , no sway bar , stock parts are better , thanks

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#2414672 - 12/07/17 10:37 AM Re: Front Disc Brake Swap 68 B Body [Re: fury4speed]
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Originally Posted By fury4speed
This is a 1968 Belvedere wagon , it has 15 wheels , no sway bar , stock parts are better , thanks


If it was me I'd put the '73+ knuckles on there with 11.75 factory rotors and front hung calipers. Classic Mopar Action disc swap. Find the parts used or buy reproductions from DoctorDiff.

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#2414719 - 12/07/17 12:08 PM Re: Front Disc Brake Swap 68 B Body [Re: AndyF]
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Originally Posted By AndyF
Originally Posted By fury4speed
This is a 1968 Belvedere wagon , it has 15 wheels , no sway bar , stock parts are better , thanks


If it was me I'd put the '73+ knuckles on there with 11.75 factory rotors and front hung calipers. Classic Mopar Action disc swap. Find the parts used or buy reproductions from DoctorDiff.


this is exactly what i did on my 67 coronet.

already had the FMJ spindles, you can order new spindles from Doctor Diff.
got the 11.75" rotors and adapters from Doctor Diff.
Also used his stainless brake hoses for front mounting the calipers because i think the brake hose routing is cleaner this way.
calipers were just remans for a 76 dart which should be a 2.75" piston.

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#2414723 - 12/07/17 12:14 PM Re: Front Disc Brake Swap 68 B Body [Re: AndyF]
rapom Offline
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Registered: 01/21/03
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I bought a whole kit from dr. diff for my 68 charger and was very impressed at how well it bolted together and how it worked. He helped me identify my existing booster because he said a dual diaphram booster would work better in my application.
Turned out I had the single. How many guys would have told you that. And I probably wouldn't have been happy with the pedal pressure to stop if I would have stayed with the single.

Bottom line it stops like a modern car now.

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#2414743 - 12/07/17 12:42 PM Re: Front Disc Brake Swap 68 B Body [Re: fury4speed]
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Edited by Sweet5ltr (12/07/17 12:48 PM)
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#2414772 - 12/07/17 01:40 PM Re: Front Disc Brake Swap 68 B Body [Re: fury4speed]
fury4speed Offline
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Thanks for all the good info

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