1. Figment

    Figment New Member

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    When at the wreckers yesterday I found a what looks to be a '78 Imperial Lebaron 4 door, there was not much left of it but it's wheels were long gone, and it has rear disc brakes. How common were these? It's the a first for me, I almost ripped it out from under neath right there but all I had was a set of keys and a tape measure with me. If they are rare I'll be going back this week to rip it out along with the master cylinder.
     
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  2. commando1

    commando1 Old Man Wearing a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    78 Imperial LeBaron......
    Better recheck what that car REALLY is.
     
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    It doesn't matter really what year it is, it's virtually the same body as the NY'ers up here from '76-'78. What I wanna know how rare these rear disc brakes are.
     
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    commando1 Old Man Wearing a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    I have had the opportunity to buy the rear disc setups several times over the last few years.
    Rare? No.
    Not common? Yes.
    They come along when you aren't looking for them and you can't find them when you do want them.
    When I have seen them for sale, nobody ever bought them and they went with the car to the crusher.
    Also, I think it's God's ironic way of punishing us because it always seems it's the derby guys that find the cars with the rear discs.
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    Splitting hairs there ain't ya Stan?
     
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    commando1 Old Man Wearing a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    Yes and no.
    Kinda, maybe.
    It all depends...
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    It seems to me there is a small possibility of a definite maybe you are.
     
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    75 Imperial, rear disc brakes.

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    commando1 Old Man Wearing a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    See" I told ya.
    Rare? No.
    Not common? Yes.
    :sSig_lol3:
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    Same thing!!:bootyshake:
     
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    And no this car didnt become a derby car. the guy still has it. But the Bumpers did!!! LOL
     
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    Thud

    Non committal

    Which is it
     
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    Got any pics of how that bolted to the Axle Tube Flange?
     
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    Discs

    Set I have if any one is looking for a set.

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    Rare = Very few were built, and seldom seen, even when new. A Hemicuda ragtop is rare.

    Scarce = Very few seen today, but many existed when they were new. A '73 Duster is scarce. So are disc brake '74 and '75 Imperials.

    Yes, Virginia, there IS a difference.
     
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    Don't waste your time on them. Replacement parts are made of unobtanium. Budd disc brake parts are commonplace by comparison.

    Kevin
     
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    What did the Caliper Plate bolt to?
     
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    my bro. had the same year car as in the pic with same disk brake setup. they didn't work and very ex. to fix. probably why nobody wants them
     
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    the 5 axle bolts in the end of the axel flange were the axlel bearing is located
     
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