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Old 09-14-2004, 03:20 PM
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Question about Chevelle Brakes

Hi all, I have a 72 Chevelle with drum brakes up front. I would like to convert them to disks. What donor cars are compatible so that I can go to the junkyard and pull a set from, and what all do I need besides the rotors, spindles, and maybe brake lines?

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Old 09-14-2004, 05:36 PM
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You will also need a proportioning valve and the disk/drum master cylinder.

Chevelle, Lemans, Cutlass and Skylark setups are all the same in those years.
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Read this page:

http://www.oldsmobility.com/discbrakes.htm
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Thanks for the posts guys, that page is perfect for what I intend to do.
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Chevelle may be different but on a '68 Nova conversion I had to get the '70's front disc steering arms. The original Nova arms had some intereference issues with the disc brackets and bump stop tang or what ever it's called. I also opted for some new '84 Chevy AstroVan calipers, they bolted right up to the mounting brackets and rebuild parts, pads, etc., should be easier to locate later on.
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