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Author Topic:   72 CHEVELLE DISK BRAKES
tigger48
Dirt Roller

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posted October 21, 2003 05:57 PM  
Just traded for a 72 chevelle that still has the drum brake on the left front and nothing on the right,,i want to put disk on the front anybody know what donor cars will fit and any pros or cons to just running left front instead of both...

ruggs66
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posted October 22, 2003 08:42 AM  
I think the early 70s pontiac grand prix would fit.

66jj
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posted October 22, 2003 09:31 AM  
72-74 chevy novas will be your most common and easiest to find. they are rear steer also.

Jeff

15a
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posted October 22, 2003 05:36 PM  
'72 Chevelle is FRONT STEER. Nova won't work.
1968-1972 Chevelle, ElCamino, Monte Carlo, Grand Prix, Cutlass, LeMans, GTO are all front steer "A" Bodies. If you are running three wheel brakes, run disc on LF and a drum brake spindle/hub only on the right front?

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
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posted November 02, 2003 08:48 PM  
The early nova rear steer disc spindles and rotors calipers will work on the chevelle you just have to put the chevelle front steer steering arms on. spindles same just diff steering arms.

66jj
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posted November 03, 2003 09:17 AM  
Saw this on another site.

Spindles & Rotors & Brake Calipers for 68 - 72 Chevelle Good Condition $130

Lower A-Frames Left Side to fit 68 - 72 Chevelle stub Good Condition $60 there are 2 of these for this price

Lower A-Frames Right Side to fit 68 - 72 Chevelle stub Good Condition $65 there are 2 of these for this price

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tigger48
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posted November 03, 2003 05:38 PM  
Cool thanks guys

neil rucker
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posted November 13, 2003 08:13 PM  
we ran the "rear steer nova" spindles (w/chevelle steering arms) on the frt. steer chevelles, but the spindles are so short we had to run bout 6 degrees neg. camber on the right frt. and 2 degrees poss. on the left. if you run tall ball joints, top and bottom you may not have to. we had a expert welder cut and weld two together to make a tall spindle for the right front one time, and it worked good. this is ancient technology though. neil

gahainsey
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posted November 14, 2003 06:12 AM  
What about using 73 and up G-body spindles and brakes? Taller spindle and easy to find spares. I think that you will have to shorten the upper control arm, though

CHEVELLE#99
Dirt Roller

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posted December 08, 2003 12:15 AM  
to put 73-up g-body spindles on a 68-72 chevlle if you use chevelle ball joints and stock outer tie-rod end you have to rheam the spindles to fit the ball joints and rheam tie rod holes also

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69chevelle
Dirt Roller

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posted December 09, 2003 05:26 AM  
e-bay has lots of brake stuff for 68-72, real good prices.I've also have gotten lots of suspension stuff too.

tigger48
Dirt Roller

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posted December 09, 2003 08:40 AM  
Can you swap control arms and all off of a front steer nova or 73&up chevelle????

69chevelle
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posted December 10, 2003 04:01 AM  
As far as i know 73& up are different and I'm pretty sure nova stuff wont work either

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