: rear cailpers

06-20-06, 10:09 PM
Hello all,I need to replace both rear cailpers on the rear of my 1979 sdv.they seem to be made of cast iron,I would like to replace them with alum. I have no idea of what,if anything I should be looking for as a transplant donor,any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Guys

06-22-06, 08:05 AM
There are no donors with aluminum calipers because GM never made any aluminum calipers back then. Dunno if GM makes any now except for Corvette?

Anyways, check out these guys: http://www.stainlesssteelbrakes.com/ they have replacement front calipers in aluminum.

The rear calipers used on the late '70's DeVilles were only made for a few years, so it seems that no-one has made a performance replacement for it. I'm pretty sure the front calipers would technically fit in there, but they would not have a parking brake mechanism.