Converting a Fuego to rear discs
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    Converting a Fuego to rear discs

    Anyone have any idea how difficult / costly this would be?

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    I think, without looking at it seriously (I admit), the answer would be "Too!"

    Actually, you would have to look at the mounting points for the discs you're thinking of and compare them to the Fuego mounts, and the stub axles etc.

    If there's something that bolts on, then go for it. If you then need a handbrake cable that's nothing like what you can get off a wreck, you can get them made up fairly cheaply.

    But I think you'd be disappointed with the results. Rear discs only really pay off when you carry heavy loads very quickly on winding roads... the handbrake sagas that go with them are not always nice.

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    Depends if it its an early (intergral drum/hub with taper bearing), or later (with sealed bearing hub seperate to drum).
    If its early, change the axle for the later type.
    R21/Fuego turbo brembo discs will bolt straight on using the existing hub (if you can get them from OS)
    otherwise use current Opel Astra stuff which looks like it will, or get Ken at Carrevelle to get you some R21/Fuego Turbo discs and use something like a Magna (cheap. for a Brembo visit a Lancia wrecker) caliper with apprpropriate bracker made up (bolts to the 4 bolts that hold the stub axle to the axle)
    Then get the pipes and h.brake cable modified (an extra flexible hose will be needed b/w axle and each caliper)
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    so in short, complicated and not much point?

    its an 84 model Fuego by the way.
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    Not that complicated - depends on how handy you are I guess. I will certainly be getting around to it eventually on my R25.
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