How is it done? Bracket design/fabrication

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  1. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    So hear me out...I have a rear axle kit that uses corvette brakes. I want to use a smaller rotor and a Baer caliper. Everything in this kit fits, but the caliper bracket would need to be made. Where do you start to make your own bracket?

    I basically need a bracket that bolts to the black bracket to the caliper
     

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  2. dcozzi

    dcozzi Veteran Member

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    I have bought a remnant of stainless steel plate in the proper thickness, cut with a jigsaw and a LOT of cutting oil and drilled it out. Flap disc the edges smooth. Used a machinists ruler to measure the holes and a punch to start the holes to keep them exactly spaced.
    You can also clamp the piece to the plate, line up the drill bit in the hole, clamp the plate in place on the drill press, remove the piece, then drill it.
     
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    make one out of cardboard

    then one out of sheetmetal using the cardboard as a template

    then make the real thing
     

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