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Old 03-28-2012, 04:29 AM
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need help with brakes

i have a 1985 elcamino can i take the breaks off of it and put it on a 1968 impala, like the booster front disk the whole nine is this possible

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Well maybe the disks and the boot if they fit, im pretty sure things such as the master cylinder will fit, but best bet is to go to Autozone and ask. Honestly, they actually are very helpful. Another thing to do is to go to Summitracing.com and see the brakes for your car. Look them up for the Impala and one for the other car. See if any of the products that came up match eachother. Just also make sure that you have the right amount of disk brakes. Some older cars have only drum brakes, but if you get a new set of brakes, its best to convert it to disks
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i have a 1985 elcamino can i take the breaks off of it and put it on a 1968 impala, like the booster front disk the whole nine is this possible
Not even close. The spindles on the ElCo use front steer (steering linkage in front of the axle centerline), the Impala uses rear steer. No, you cannot simply swap the spindles side-to-side. The spindle heights are different, the ball joint tapers are different, etc, etc. If this were an easy swap, disk brake kits for the 68 wouldn't cost so much.
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thank you thats what i was looking for.
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