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1973 cadillac eldoradeo ,can the rear drum brakes be converted to disk brakes

Started by 34858, December 05, 2023, 12:48:11 PM

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Hi on a 1973 cadillac eldoradeo can the rear drum brakes be converted to disk brakes??
thanks kenny

Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

Just be grateful the car has rear drums and NOT discs! Trying to get the original rear disc brake system functioning correctly on an otherwise impeccable one owner all original 1976 Eldorado convertible with 17,000 miles wound up turning into nightmare-triple-deluxe beyond description. Forget it!
A Cadillac Motorcar is a Possession for which there is no Acceptable Substitute


Similar difficulties were had with rear discs on
79 E cars here.  If I ever get the parts it may be
converted to rear drums, which do just fine on the
rest of my cars.  Bruce Roe

Dave Shepherd

Those oe calipers were certainly  problematic.  They seized up internally, water  got in, the owners did not use the e brake regularly  and techs had issues repairing or adjusting them. Wasn't just Cadillac either.

The Tassie Devil(le)

Quote from: 34858 on December 05, 2023, 12:48:11 PMHi on a 1973 cadillac eldoradeo can the rear drum brakes be converted to disk brakes??
thanks kenny
Anything is possible, but as others have mentioned problems, why change?

I have driven my '72 hard, and never had any braking problems.

Bruce. >:D
'72 Eldorado Convertible (LHD)
'70 Ranchero Squire (RHD)
'74 Chris Craft Gull Wing (SH)
'02 VX Series II Holden Commodore SS Sedan
(Past President Modified Chapter)

Past Cars of significance - to me
1935 Ford 3 Window Coupe
1936 Ford 5 Window Coupe
1937 Chevrolet Sports Coupe
1955 Chevrolet Convertible
1959 Ford Fairlane Ranch Wagon
1960 Cadillac CDV
1972 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe

"Cadillac Kid" Greg Surfas 15364

There is little weight on the rear so even drums tend to lock the wheels especially on wet roads
Cadillac Kid-Greg Surfas
Director Modified Chapter CLC
CLC #15364
66 Coupe deVille (now gone to the UK)
72 Eldo Cpe  (now cruising the sands in Quatar)
73 Coupe deVille
75 Coupe deElegance
76 Coupe deVille
79 Coupe de ville with "Paris" (pick up) option and 472 motor
514 inch motor now in '73-