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    WHY THE HELL IS IT SO HARD TO FlND THE BACKING PLATES/CALIPER BRACKETS FOR THE REAR DISCS OF AN 86-88 STE. GODDDDD!

    NO, I cannot wait any longer!

    TO ANYONE WHO CAN GET A SET OF REAR DISC CALIPER BRACKETS (aka backing plates) OFF OF AN 86-88 PONTIAC 6000 STE, and send them to me, ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 10TH 2007.


    I will pay you a $75 PLUS the cost of shipping+cost of parts PLUS an extra $5 to cover paypal fees. And I need both sides, with the nuts and bolts and whatever to mount the caliper to the bracket, and the bracket to the hub/axle/whatever it bolts on to.
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    Its alright, I've seen four STEs but I was only able to pull one set of brakes.

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    Sorry man, I haven't been to a junkyard for a while now. I'll keep my eye out for a set though.
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    I'm going to the junkyard this weekend. Maybe next(When I have $ and if they have them, lol)

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    Wow, I can see this is starting to frustrate you. It took me quite a while to find the disc setup for my car, actually it's the only one I ever ran across. If I find more, you're first in line.

    Be patient my young grasshopper

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    I'm going to the junkyard Saturday for a starter and belt tensioner. I'll look for an STE, but last time I was there I only saw a maroon 90 6k.

    Only disc brake a-bodys from the factory were Pontiac 6000's STE 86-88? Any Others? Those are very rare around here.

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    Perhaps an 89 or a 90s STE will work also, but yeah, I think that's all that had them.

    What I'd like to know more than anything at this point, is what other non a-bodys came with them? Surely GM wouldn't spend so much time to design rear discs for one car they didn't produce too many of...
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    Just the STEs had them up through '88, no other GM cars. It didn't take much for GM to produce them because they used fiero calipers, the same hubs as the drum cars and it doesn't take much to design backing plates and rotors (the rotors even look like the same units used on other GM cars). If it comes down to it, I don't think it would be hard to fabricate backing plates, even without originals as a template.

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    Well the W-bodies are pretty close in size. Have NO IDEA if they will work but MIGHT be able to get them to work somehow.
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    dude came down rear drum breaks work very well........its not like you abody is going to drive the autobon......but when and if i go to the yard i will look

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    Anything and everything CAN and WILL be done, if there is real will behind the wish.

    Please take a look at this page here:

    http://www.4x4offroads.com/49-inch-m...rol-chevy.html

    The owner of this car, is the grandson of my grandfather's brother... close family to me.

    He already had a heavily modified car, but ... too much is never enough for some people, so he decided for some more.

    You guy's can find a lot more modified 4x4's on that site... as I've said before, this is the national sport in Iceland, and they're good at it!

    Installing disk brakes from some other model car is not only possible, but probably what you should be considering. At the junkyards, you should have a look at the different cars (probably a good idea to start with GM models) that have disks in the rear. If that doesn't result in anything, you should have a look at other brands, even Japs and German ones. In the end, it comes down to the skills of the person doing the modification, and the tools available.
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    Yes, they fly in the competitions, and drive on top of the water:



    http://www.hraunfjord.org/1/videos/ggj04river.wmv

    This is a small video, showing the many times Icelandic 4x4 champion G√*sli G. J√≥nsson driving on top of a river. I and his brother were room mates in a boarding school, and I'm a good friend of their whole family.

    And a streamed one from youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9JD7...ter-video.html

    Enjoy
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    What the heck... once again I am finding myself watching Icelandic formula off road videos for hours on end...

    ... happens every time I touch on the subject.

    Sorry for spamming this thread with 4x4 material... but it's my heartbeat... my life-line

    Here is a very good short documentary on the whole Icelandic thingy.

    http://tinyurl.com/2x9uma
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    well with padle tires that size and light car. with enough speed thats fairly easy.

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    If you find that a W-body rears will work there are TONS of them in that yard near me. I can go get you 4 or 5 sets of those!!
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