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has anyone used 2k fF-bird brakes? by Francis T
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Report this Post07-10-2013 10:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Francis TClick Here to visit Francis T's HomePageClick Here to Email Francis TSend a Private Message to Francis TEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Whereas we have a 2000 F-Bird TA doing nothing ( brought it for the engine/trans etc) I got to thinking about maybe using the calipers and whatever else from the brakes on my Fiero. We have an end mill etc, so making some one-off adapters are not a huge problem. Would it worth a look-see?

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Report this Post07-10-2013 11:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BlacktreeClick Here to visit Blacktree's HomePageClick Here to Email BlacktreeSend a Private Message to BlacktreeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I think some people have used the F-body calipers along with the LeBaron rotors, but don't remember the details. I never heard of anyone using the F-body rotors, though.
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Report this Post07-11-2013 02:09 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jb1Click Here to Email jb1Send a Private Message to jb1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I am using f-body calipers and c4hd 13" rotors. DoubleC4 sells a nice set of brackets , I have a couple sets but going to go to 13" brakes on 2 of my cars.

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Report this Post07-11-2013 06:18 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Francis TClick Here to visit Francis T's HomePageClick Here to Email Francis TSend a Private Message to Francis TEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Cool and thanks. I'll have to a do search.
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Report this Post07-11-2013 10:44 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Arns85GTClick Here to Email Arns85GTSend a Private Message to Arns85GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Francis, with your skills I think it is worth a try. The brackets can be bought cheap so you don't have to fab them.

I can't remember the rotor size, but one of the GA or Lebaron rotors will likely work and it is easy to get a rotor and experiment.

Good luck on it.

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Report this Post07-11-2013 11:55 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Francis TClick Here to visit Francis T's HomePageClick Here to Email Francis TSend a Private Message to Francis TEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by jb1:

I am using f-body calipers and c4hd 13" rotors. DoubleC4 sells a nice set of brackets , I have a couple sets but going to go to 13" brakes on 2 of my cars.

I can't seem to find doubleC4s website?


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Report this Post07-11-2013 12:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RCRClick Here to Email RCRSend a Private Message to RCREdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I did the calipers with 13" Mustang Cobra rotors (for 88).

DoubleC4 has his build in the Construction Zone and is selling kits in the Mall.

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Report this Post07-11-2013 04:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jb1Click Here to Email jb1Send a Private Message to jb1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
check over. on his build thread. doublec4 is his user name ..

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Report this Post07-11-2013 06:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for doublec4Click Here to Email doublec4Send a Private Message to doublec4Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Quite certain my brackets will work with Fbody calipers (the ones that look the same as the C5 calipers).

You just need the C5 abutment brackets and front rotors.

The dimensions are the same, I heard that the F body are gravity cast and the corvette's were pressure cast (something along those lines).

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Report this Post07-11-2013 07:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for nitroheadz28Send a Private Message to nitroheadz28Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Good thing you at least have the 98+ because the earlier brakes suck. When I mean suck, I mean almost as bad as stock Fiero brakes. (It would still be an upgrade for Fieros though lol).
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Report this Post07-12-2013 03:27 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jb1Click Here to Email jb1Send a Private Message to jb1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I picked the powder coated camaro calipers and abutment brackets for $145pr.. I forgot DoubleC4 kit uses the C5 calipers and brackets,,, So the camaro abutment brackets will not work,

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Originally posted by jb1:

I picked the powder coated camaro calipers and abutment brackets for $145pr.. I forgot DoubleC4 kit uses the C5 calipers and brackets,,, So the camaro abutment brackets will not work,


You can always try to use them with my brackets but you should try using the Camaro rotor then. I can't guarantee it will work though.

If that doesn't work, all you would need are C5 abutment brackets and C5 front rotors. Your camaro calipers (as long as they are the corvette copy (LS1) calipers) will work.
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