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76 camaro disc brakes fitting 65 A-body

Hey there,
I need some one with more experience than I.
I want to pick up this brand new set of spindles, rotors,
loaded calipers, hoses etc.. complete from a 74 Camaro.
I am pretty darn sure they will go on my 65 Chevelle. I need
a second doctors opinion. Hole for the ball joint, location angle of
where tie rod bolts up to spindle, etc...you know what I mean.
A direct bolt on.
Thank you in advance I appreciate it.

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wont work .you need disc brake parts from 72 or older a body such as monte carlo chevelle skylark cutlas lemans .i have several 65 malibus and have experienced the same dilema you are having on disc brake swap
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Hey there,
I need some one with more experience than I.
I want to pick up this brand new set of spindles, rotors,
loaded calipers, hoses etc.. complete from a 74 Camaro.
I am pretty darn sure they will go on my 65 Chevelle. I need
a second doctors opinion. Hole for the ball joint, location angle of
where tie rod bolts up to spindle, etc...you know what I mean.
A direct bolt on.
Thank you in advance I appreciate it.
The 70-up F-body spindles are taller and use different tapers on the ball joint studs and tie rod ends. It's not a bolt-on.
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Disc brake swap to 65 A-body - Billyjack

Hey thanks for the tip. So I need to keep an eye out for 64-72
A-body front set-up? That will be a direct bolt on swap?????
Billyjack, you said you have a lot of 65 Chevelles. Do you have a
SS gauge dash, not idiot lights? Also looking for a back seat complete.
depending on where you are I will pay for shipping. I am in Washington
State NW.
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Hey thanks for the tip. So I need to keep an eye out for 64-72
A-body front set-up? That will be a direct bolt on swap?????
Billyjack, you said you have a lot of 65 Chevelles. Do you have a
SS gauge dash, not idiot lights? Also looking for a back seat complete.
depending on where you are I will pay for shipping. I am in Washington
State NW.
thanks
64-72 A-body (though factory disks were only offered for 67-72), 67-96 F-body, or 68-74 X-body all use the same spindles and will interchange. The F-body and X-body cars use different steering arms, but these bolt on, so just swap your originals onto the spindles.
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you can make 70 and up f body spindles work but you run into a lot of differences . ball joint size bump steer spindle height intergraded contol arm lots of design changes on f bodys the newer you get . i always try to stick with what i know will work . there are alot of supliers out there that offer direct bolt ons .original parts group is an exellent source for chevelle restoration parts www.opgi.com or www.yearone.com i have used both companys or you can find some of the parts at some junk yards
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Joe, 67-96 F-body? Should be 67-69 F-body.
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Joe, 67-96 F-body? Should be 67-69 F-body.
Whoops!!! Fat fingers. Thanks for the correction.
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