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Old 04-21-2009, 11:07 PM   #1
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Anyone know what other brake packages will be compatible?
I would like to upgrade to disk brakes and would love to be able to go to a junk yard and find spindles and rotors from another vehicle that would fit on my beautiful boat.
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Yea, sorry I should have said that I have found a few on Ebay and such but they want more than I have to spend. I was more looking for a cheaper, donor application.
But thank you for the reply. If I cant find anything else I might have to go that route.
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A donor route may be available, But it would take some searching. I found a few such sites last night but not for the Bonneville (GM "B" Body may get you better search results)
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That helps alot, thanks. So these older body bonnevilles are classified as "B" bodies? I will look further into that. Thanks.
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I think stock big body disc brakes came in on the 67 and 68'* so that may be a bolt on swap but, generally they were just better ... not great.

I put the (factory) aluminum 8-lugs on my 65 gp and they have little fade etc, cause the finned drums are open to the air.
If the car is a real keeper (and looker) they are remanufacturing these (Arrowhead Components) (scroll down a ways on the site).
... And they look great (Maui Auctions Listing Photos) if you love the mid 60'* look as I do.

(Maybe even the GP parts might work since all of the cars were "big" ...although my 69 gp is considered "extended A body" ...?)

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... one more thought for the Pontiac purist ...

I have seen 65 and 66 bonne/cat/gps with the disc swap and then able to have rallye 2'* like the 69+ big bodies.
Here is a link for the rallye II wheels on a 70 gp (triple white like my 69 gp) http://ponchopio.fotki.com/various_f...s70gpsj01.html

these wheels look real good on the older iron too.


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Scarebird Classic Brakes LLC buy his brackets and get the rest for your local auto parts store.

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I'll second the Scarebird set up...
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I agree to what Jeff and Patrick say. The Scarebird setup is the best bang for the buck.
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