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Old 03-07-2006, 04:26 PM
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Can this be done?

I have been taught that the only dumb question is the one you don't ask. Therefore I will ask.

I have a 65 Acadian Beaumont (sister car to the Chevelle). It has drum-brake on it now, but I want to change over to disc-brakes in the front.
I can get a complete brake setup (rotors, caliper, master-cylinder & proportioning valve off a 68 Nova.
The problem is this, the Beaumont has the steering rods in front of the wheels and the Nova has them behind the wheel.

I have talked to several people about this. Some say it can be done and others say, "No Way". Now I am asking you.

Can the spindles from the 68 Nova be mounted on the other side of the car (left to right & vice versa)? That way steering rod issue by corrected, but what other problems would this create? Issues with Caster & Camber? Mounting of the brake calipers to the Spindles?

I am looking for feedback from you. I was told that if anybody could answer those questions it would be you folks at Hotrodders.com

My car http://www.members.shaw.ca/myownspace/index.htm
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The Nova setup will work just fine. You won't be using the Nova steering arms, instead you'll bolt your Beaumont steering arms to the Nova spindles. There is no right or left spindle, they're the same. The left/right parts will be the steering arms, calipers and the backing plates. You'll want the calipers on the rear side of the spindles with the bleeders on top.

Some info:

http://www.chevelles.com/forums/arch....php/f-38.html
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Thanks for the info

Thanks onovakind67. I appreciate the information. I will be making the swap this spring. Thanks again.
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