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Old 06-08-2007, 11:10 PM
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chevelle disc brakes

Will disc brakes from a 1972 chevelle fit a 1967 chevelle ,thanks

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Yes. Take everything from the spindles out. Also the master cylinder, proportioning valve, and the brake hose brackets that bolt to the frame.
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On my '68 Nova I needed the steering arms on both sides as well.
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On my '68 Nova I needed the steering arms on both sides as well.
That's not the case for the A-body cars. All 64-72 A-body cars use the same steering arms for power or manual steering.
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Yes, for the steering. To change from drum to disc brakes I tried to use my '68 steering arms as they were powder coated when I originally redid the front suspension. Using '70 Chevelle spindles, dust shields and calipers, there was no way the Nova steering arms would bolt to the Chevelle spindle mounts. Maybe Chevelle drum to Chevelle disc spindles will but if you can get the steering arms, take em.
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Yes, for the steering. To change from drum to disc brakes I tried to use my '68 steering arms as they were powder coated when I originally redid the front suspension. Using '70 Chevelle spindles, dust shields and calipers, there was no way the Nova steering arms would bolt to the Chevelle spindle mounts. Maybe Chevelle drum to Chevelle disc spindles will but if you can get the steering arms, take em.
I don't know what the problem was, but all 64-72 A-body cars (NOT Novas or Camaros) use the same steering arms for manual or power steering. I've owned over two dozen A-bodies and done this swap many times. Besides, the original question was about putting Chevelle spindles on a Chevelle, so the Nova experience really doesn't apply.

More to the point, ALL 64-72 A-body, 68-74 X-body, and 67-69 F-body spindles interchange so long as you swap the steering arms that are correct for the car. You can bolt Chevelle spindles to a Nova so long as you use the Nova steering arms. The spacing between the two bolts is the same. The spindle part numbers are the same in the parts books and Hollanders also shows them as interchanging. Maybe something was bent on the set you had, but I've put Nova disc spindles on a Cutlass and the A-body steering arm bolted directly to the Nova spindle.
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Yup, Joe's right.
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The 68 Camaro is rear steer as apposed to the front steer Chevelles I think I ran into the same thing when I put 72 disks on the Camaro stub that was under the 48.

Even with that, it is an easy swap. The first time I saw it done was in about 1973 when my neighbor put the 72 disks on his 66 Elkie.
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The 68 Camaro is rear steer as apposed to the front steer Chevelles I think I ran into the same thing when I put 72 disks on the Camaro stub that was under the 48.
OK, just to be really thorough:

ALL 64-72 A-body, 68-74 X-body, and 67-69 F-body cars use the same SPINDLES. The steering arms are different but bolt on. The A-body cars use front steer. A-body power and manual steering arms are the same. F-body and X-body cars use rear steer and the power and manual steering arms are different. Everyone clear?

And to review once more, the original question asked about putting Chevelle discs on a Chevelle. The steering arm issue doesn't even apply.

As a side note, the drum spindles can be turned into disc spindles by machining down the boss where the upper anchor bolt goes to allow the bolt-on caliper bracket to fit. Repro caliper brackets can be had for as little as $40 a pair. Rotors, bearings, seals, and calipers are all available from your local parts store.
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