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Source For Brake Caliper Bolts (1/4)
 3/15/18 7:40am
Hahnster
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Does anyone know of a source for the brake caliper bracket mounting bolts for an '87 C4?  I have looked online and can't find them for that year, only newer years.  Last night I was torquing my old bolts and snapped one off.  I know I shouldn't have to buy new but at this point I just want to go that route.

I was using permatex blue.  It was very strange, I was gradually increasing torque.  The bottom bolt tightened up like you would expect.  I got to about 90 ftlb.  The top bolt was tight but kept turning and not "clicking" the wrench at 90. I was worried about my torque wrench so I kept going back to the bottom bolt to make sure my wrench was working and it would "click" indicating I was at 90. Sure enough eventually I heard the dreaded "SNAP" and the bolt broke.  125 ftlb is a lot for those little bolts so I would like to just go with all new ones.  Now I am going to have to buy a new bracket most likely as well since the bolt broke off in it.  I will try getting the stud out but well see.

Thanks everyone, the forum has been so helpful!
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Re: Source For Brake Caliper Bolts (2/4)
 3/15/18 5:50pm
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The CORVETTE vender catalogs will carry them. Corvette America, Corvette Central, BAIRS, etc.
Re: Source For Brake Caliper Bolts (3/4)
 3/15/18 6:45pm
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Thanks a million. I had done several blind searches online and nobody had them. At your suggestion I went to corvette central and they had them. Really appreciate the help. Now I have some new sources for Parts. John
Re: Source For Brake Caliper Bolts (4/4)
 3/16/18 11:16am
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No problem. That's why we have a venue to reach out to other owners. We're here to help.
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