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Old 07-19-2003, 01:19 PM
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69 chevy truck front end change

i have a 69 chevy truck and im changing the front end to disc brake. i heard that you can take the front end of a 78 fire bird, cut the frame on the truck and then put the other front end on the truck. i am making a custom sport truck so performance is a must. is it possible??

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Old 07-19-2003, 01:45 PM
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if I'm not mistaken just about any later model Chevy Truck into the 80's will have the disc brake set up you need. Just get the complete spindle assembly, master cylinder &proportioning valve & you should be good to go. DONT cut the frame cause there's no need to do this just to get disc brakes & as for it being a performance the stock suspension can & will handle anything you can throw at it..BUT you acn by dropped spindles, dropped springs & others if you want it on the ground.....joe
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71-72 Chevy trucks are good donors. I have a 69 that's getting the whole setup off a junk 71. 73-87 will work if you can find one of them, although there's a little more to it, and the later models in this group use thinner rotors. The board at www.67-72chevytrucks.com has had several fairly recent posts on it, although their search function is dead for the time being. Check it out.
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They are correct........... I wouldnt go and cut the crossmember off just to weld on another for disc brakes........ You would not be gaining anything. I would take a set of spindles off of a 73, change the balljoints out in your current control arms along with the tie rod end to accept the new spindle and your set........ other than a power booster, and vavle..........
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Old 07-23-2003, 02:16 AM
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my '67 has a front end from a '78 pickup. it was installed when i got it so i don't know all that went on to put it in. David
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