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[ChaosweaveR]
08-31-2011, 08:23 AM
Simple question, is the caliper bracket aluminum? Stupid question, I know...but on the right side, a slider pin froze up, and dragged the pad. I just wanted to know if it's alright to heat up the bracket to get the old pin out...

FuriousG
08-31-2011, 08:44 AM
I'm pretty sure the brackets themselves are not aluminum as I've beaten on them with a hammer before and barely dented them. The pins themselves are a much weaker material (probably aluminum.)

HOYS
08-31-2011, 08:58 AM
They are aluminum I'm pretty sure.

I've got some extras in the garage. Give me a couple bucks and one is yours.

lastyear4gt
08-31-2011, 09:31 AM
The word is seized, frozen indicates cold temps!! Must be an American thing Lol

[ChaosweaveR]
08-31-2011, 09:58 AM
They are aluminum I'm pretty sure.

I've got some extras in the garage. Give me a couple bucks and one is yours.

With, or without pins? I have a brand new set lying around, just no rubber gromets for them.

HOYS
08-31-2011, 12:05 PM
With. Took em off for my F-Body brake setup.

[ChaosweaveR]
08-31-2011, 12:49 PM
How much, foo?

HOYS
08-31-2011, 01:05 PM
;1163113']How much, foo?

Just looked at em. Boots are still good and pins slide.

10 bucks + shipping for both?

Calipers with em 10 bucks more.

I also have brand new rear brake hardware that is just laying around if your interested.

EDIT:

The brackets are iron.

[ChaosweaveR]
08-31-2011, 01:47 PM
20 for two calipers and brackets? Sheeeeeit...

Mileage? Might have to pick these up...

HOYS
08-31-2011, 02:00 PM
;1163118']20 for two calipers and brackets? Sheeeeeit...

Mileage? Might have to pick these up...

Lots of miles. They were removed to do the F-Body upgrade so they were still in perfect working order.

They are painted orange...but I'm sure you can fix that :P

AaronGTR
08-31-2011, 03:40 PM
The caliper brackets are not aluminum. I'm pretty sure they are cast iron and the slider bolt is steel. You should be able to heat it up with a torch, but you might damage the dust boot in doing so. That is also why I always put some anti-seize on the threads of those bolts.

lastyear4gt
08-31-2011, 04:25 PM
The caliper brackets are not aluminum. I'm pretty sure they are cast iron and the slider bolt is steel. You should be able to heat it up with a torch, but you might damage the dust boot in doing so. That is also why I always put some anti-seize on the threads of those bolts.

Not sure I'd put anti seize on the bolts. They actually come with a lock tite on them if you buy the GM OEM brake kit. You can buy the sliders seperate anyways if you can't get the bolts out. If you service them on a regular basis this should bot become a problem.

[ChaosweaveR]
08-31-2011, 04:31 PM
What happened, or at least by the looks of it...the dust boot got stuck inside, and the grease dried out. I lubed them up three months ago when I changed them, so who knows.

Need brackets, plz.

HOYS
08-31-2011, 07:30 PM
EDIT:

The brackets are iron.

The caliper brackets are not aluminum. I'm pretty sure they are cast iron and the slider bolt is steel. You should be able to heat it up with a torch, but you might damage the dust boot in doing so. That is also why I always put some anti-seize on the threads of those bolts.

:hay:

Lemme know if you want my brackets. Can ship tomorrow.

[ChaosweaveR]
08-31-2011, 07:42 PM
:hay:

Lemme know if you want my brackets. Can ship tomorrow.

Oh, I want 'em. Get paid tomorrow. :D

HOYS
08-31-2011, 08:23 PM
;1163133']Oh, I want 'em. Get paid tomorrow. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVdLKsMB4Mw

[ChaosweaveR]
08-31-2011, 08:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVdLKsMB4Mw

What the fock did I just listen to...

HOYS
08-31-2011, 08:37 PM
;1163137']What the fock did I just listen to...

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[ChaosweaveR]
08-31-2011, 09:02 PM
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HOYS
08-31-2011, 09:05 PM
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[ChaosweaveR]
08-31-2011, 09:07 PM
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HOYS
08-31-2011, 09:12 PM
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[ChaosweaveR]
08-31-2011, 09:15 PM
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HOYS
08-31-2011, 09:19 PM
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SuburbGT
08-31-2011, 09:28 PM
lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

[ChaosweaveR]
08-31-2011, 09:40 PM
Oh wait...this thread is about my caliper bracket problem.

Uh, yeah d00d...20 bucks for the calipers and bracket? I'll take 'em. PM me your paypal.

Jmoney3318
09-01-2011, 08:55 AM
i rarely post on here, unless i'm looking for a solution or have an answer to a problem but dammit this thread just made my morning... hilarious!!

[ChaosweaveR]
09-01-2011, 11:38 AM
That's just how I roll.

ikilledyooouuu
09-01-2011, 02:30 PM
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HOYS
09-01-2011, 02:39 PM
http://i.imgur.com/Y6sZJ.png

AaronGTR
09-01-2011, 03:27 PM
Not sure I'd put anti seize on the bolts. They actually come with a lock tite on them if you buy the GM OEM brake kit. You can buy the sliders seperate anyways if you can't get the bolts out. If you service them on a regular basis this should bot become a problem.

Been doing it for years with no problems. They won't come loose if torqued properly. I use anti-seize (at least a little bit) any time I'm putting a bolt in something with two different metal types, because they always corrode otherwise. Can't tell you how many times I've had problems with people brakes because of steel bleeder screws stuck in aluminum calipers. They should put anti-seize on those damn things from the factory! lol It's the first thing I do on a new car.

http://i.imgur.com/Y6sZJ.png

Ok, I don't get it. wtf is lemonparty.org?

edit: ok just googled it and read the wikipedia and urban dictionary on it. That's gross! That guy's friend is a real douchebag to tell his grandma to go there. lol

HOYS
09-01-2011, 04:06 PM
http://www.speedbleeder.com/

Best...things...ever...

[ChaosweaveR]
09-08-2011, 10:05 AM
Oh yay...more fun.

Had the brakes replaced yesterday. The slider pin on the right side front caliper bracket got dried out, and stuck. Not seized as I first thought. Cleaned up, polished and greased up, and worked just fine. New pads and rotors, check...

Now the brake booster has sprung a leak. Awesome.

Basically this: The car is off, pedal pumps up, gets hard. Turn the car on, you can HEAR the air rushing out, and the pedal drops to the floor. While annoying, unlike driving the car with pads metal to metal, it is driveable, and will stop. I just have no power brakes. Old school! Yay!

AaronGTR
09-08-2011, 03:43 PM
Might just need to replace the vacuum check valve and/or the rubber grommet. That's the thing the hose connects to right there at the booster. Might have gotten dried out/cracked from heat and age.

MAC the KNIFE
09-08-2011, 03:59 PM
Ok, I don't get it. wtf is lemonparty.org?

edit: ok just googled it and read the wikipedia and urban dictionary on it. That's gross! That guy's friend is a real douchebag to tell his grandma to go there. lol

you are lucky. i too went there, but before it had been removed.

:crying::vomit: