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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-24-2016, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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Front Disc Brake Spacers?

I currently have drum brakes on the front of my 1963 Impala. The previous owner had placed spacers on the the front drums to resolve a clearance issue with the rims (15 inch) and the steering mechanism. I am going to convert to front disc brakes but have a concern about the clearance. Will I still be able to use the spacers or will I need to change the rims?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-24-2016, 02:01 PM
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How many fingers am I holding behind my back?

Hard to tell over the internet isn't it!

To tell if your desired wheel and tire combination will fit your car now or after you modify it in he future (or any other car you ever own in the future); you need this cheap tool that will tell you to within a sixteenth of an inch if a given wheel and tire combination will clear your car's fenders, frame and suspension. I see the price has increased three dollars since the last time I schilled this tool.

Percy's WheelRite Wheel and Tire Fitment Tools 01201 - Free Shipping on Orders Over $99 at Summit Racing

I have one and it has worked for me for over twenty years. Of course when I bought mine most of the parts where made out of aluminum and not plastic but the tool still works the same way.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-25-2016, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Dave. I appreciate this.
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