2002 camaro disk brake setup Fit 1972 skylark

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  1. 650anthony

    650anthony New Member

    Hello i am new to this so hear is go.

    i have my 1972 skylark and i have my 2002 camaro that i parted out i have the whole brake setup will it fit on my skylark? and i know the camaro bolt pattern is 5x115 does that matter will i rub or anything with my stock wheels or will i need to upgrade to bigger rims ? will i need any other aftermarket parts? Can the wheel bearing hub bearing fit the skylark?

  2. 70staged

    70staged Well-Known Member

    with the camaro brake setup you will have to run atleast at 16" wheel if not a 17" wheel depending on back spacing, and the wheel lip.
  3. Nothingface5384

    Nothingface5384 Detail To Oil - Car Care

    if you want a similar disc setup that'll let you fit 15s and even allow of 14inch rims
    stock front 11in rotor with wilwood d52 2 piston calipers with 94-96 impala SS D614 pads
    and rear 1 piston caliper/d154pad with 11in rotor via right stuff detailing
  4. real82it

    real82it Silver Level contributor

    The rear disc set up is a easy conversion. I did one on my cutlass a few years ago.....I don't remember all the details....but pulled the axles out, had the backing plates and new bearing put on the axles, put it back together...

    The front is more difficult. I have a set of spindles and discs from a 1995 firebird and have looked at the same conversion....I came to the conclusion that it wouldn't be worth it.......you would go to a lot of trouble getting it to fit and have no guarantee you would not run into geometry or bump steer issues.

    My suggestion would be to go with a cheaper option made for a bodies.....like tall ball joints, stock spindles, and the wilwood or ssbc brake kits.
  5. Nothingface5384

    Nothingface5384 Detail To Oil - Car Care

    Good suggestions, note on ssbc is their piston bore is allot smaller then wilwood and more so vs stock..so not woth it...as for matching big brakes...kore3 billet hub/caliber bracket and stock calibers/pads/rotors off corvette
  6. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Be careful of this. I was unable to get a 15x7 Buick chrome wheel over the Right Stuff Detailing rear disc kit with the TA rotor/caliper. I had to get a deeper hat rotor and still use a spacer to get it to fit. The factory Buick chrome wheel is, for all intents and purposes, built like a 14" wheel due to the tiny center.
  7. BuickNut70

    BuickNut70 Silver Level contributor

    The bolt pattern is not 5x115. It is 5x120. which is basically the same as 5x4.75 or 5x120.6
  8. BPDRacing

    BPDRacing Well-Known Member

    I did this exact swap on my 65GS. I even swapped the master cylinder and booster from the f-body. You need to buy brackets for the front and use factory drum brake hubs. In ther rear it really just bolts right on and I was even able to utilize the build in f-body e-brake.

    Don't have all of my pics since I am at work:


    I did weld to brackets on the axle tube but you don't have to. One is for the e-brake and the other relocated the hardline connection.
  9. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut

    Tell me more about the brakets I need to buy for the front? And you used the drum spindle and hub eh? Post more pics when you can
  10. BPDRacing

    BPDRacing Well-Known Member

    Some good info here: http://www.pozziracing.com/12_corvette_brakes_on_fgen.htm

    Pay attention to the "LS1" brake swap stuff. Basically 98-02 F-body brakes.

    I bought my brackets from Rich Hoag and I think they were 60 bucks. You will need to have your stock drum hubs turned down to fit inside the Camaro disc hat. I bought all of my calipers from the junkyard and online forums(bought 2 sets). Ditto with the rotors and pads. Only parts that are new on my system are the caliper rebuild kits and the flex hoses.

    I will try to remember to put up some more pictures tonight.

  11. DeanTX

    DeanTX Silver Level contributor

    Yes Rich Hoag in Lewisville, TX has the brackets. The bracket bolts to the lower spindle as is, but the upper bolt location will need to be trimmed down to align with the lower. You can put in the lower bolt, then swing the bracket up until it hits the upper bolt location.....then you can see exactly how much to trim. A cut-off wheel will do it.
  12. BPDRacing

    BPDRacing Well-Known Member

    Unless you have factory drum spindles. Then you will have to use washers for the upper bolt.
  13. lostGS

    lostGS Well-Known Member

    If you are handy you could use the templet on Dave Pozzis site and make your own. That is what I plan on doing. Just need to get the other parts.

  14. joejbal

    joejbal Well-Known Member

    i bought the hoag brackets, they were a total pos. Then I bought the brackets from kore3. Call and ask for them, they aren't on the site. They fit my 65 without modifying the spindle. The parts were cad coated and had all the hardware needed. I bought napa rotors for a 2002 Camaro and had to turn the outside of my hub down to fit within the rotor.
  15. bigdavesstg1

    bigdavesstg1 Founders Club Member

    Check out brp hot rods. Com
  16. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    CBR (church boys racing) also has these front spindle brackets from what I have learned.

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