There's a fellow on eBay who sells weld-on brackets for rear disc brake conversions. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ponti...mZ220097550908
The conversion calls for installation of 4WD S-10 front rotors on the rear axles after turning down the hubs to fit inside the hats.
Calipers from a Cadillac El Dorado are used.
Searching Auto Zone and other online suppliers, I have discovered that the S-10 rotors have the same part number as rear rotors for various GM cars.
The same thing goes for the El Dorado calipers.
The GM parts are not expensive. The fact that they are readily available from places like Auto Zone makes them attractive.
Brackets - $129 including S&H
Rotors - $25.99 to $158.99 each
Calipers - $273.99/pair loaded including $68 core charge
So for $455++ you could have brand new disc brakes out back.
I am aware that complete rear disc brake rear ends with posi are available for about the same price. However, since I live on the other side of the Pacific Ocean, there would be considerable drama getting a piece like that delivered to my garage.
My questions are:
Has anyone on TGO done this conversion?
What is the downside of this conversion?
TIA for your responses!