Rearend Brake Kit Compatibility Question

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by K1ng0011, Jan 19, 2020.

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    I have a 1972 camaro. I am hoping some of you guys can shed some light on if there are any differences between the 1st gen and 2nd gen rear ends. I am specifically referring to the axle flanges where your brake drums bolt up to. I have 14 inch wheels, and I am wondering if this kit would bolt up to my rear end. On Baer's website it states that it only works on the 1st gen camaros. Is there something specific on the 1st gen rear ends that would prevent this from bolting up to a second gen rear end?


    https://baer.com/10.50-Classic-Series-Brake-System-4302518R.html
     
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    It comes down to the rear end type and shock location more than anything else. I don’t know the difference between the 10 bolt 8.2 in a first gen and a second gen corporate 10 bolt 8.5, but I suspect that’s why.
     
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    Based on what I can see on the site, it should work but won’t be a direct kit. Might have issues with brake cables, hose length etc.

    If you buy a kit simply from the axle type this kit does come up. Specific application for the sec gen is only the SS4 or 6P
     
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    two things to check, staggered or not and axle offset
     
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    From what I have read is that 1967 camaros do not have staggered shocks. Starting in 1968 they got staggered shocks. The link to the kit that I posted specifically states that it is for staggered shocks like 2nd gens have and 68-69 camaros have. Regarding what axle flanges they have it looks like both 1st gen and second gen camaros have the same axle flanges. I found these diagrams on willwood's website.


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    ^^ agree, see no reason why they wouldn’t work.
     
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    ....AXLE OFFSET.
     
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    That’s absolutely no help....are you saying the axle off-set on a GM 10-12 bolt from a 68-69 camaro is different than a 10-12 bolt from a 70-81?
    If you pull this part number up at Summit Racing it says it will fit GM 8.5 - 10 bolt....

    I would call Baer.
     
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    I had no idea on what axle offset was. This picture will shows what axle offset is. It is the space between the axle flange and the end of the axle tube. The first gen camaro may have more offset than second gen camaros do. Its possible we may not have enough space. I would have to find the axle offset specs between a first and second gen camaro rear ends.

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    Absolutely axle off set can be different from rearend type to another. However I’m not tracking it differs from car to car with the same rearend type. That’s the question, however application shows axle not so much vehicle. So I think Baer is the best to call next.
     

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