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Okay, I've got the whole car ('69 Chevelle) taken apart. The body is off the frame and I have been cleaning and refinishing everything. It's going to look great when I'm done. But, I'm faced with a decision. I am eager to put the front suspension back together, but have been contemplating going with Disc Brakes. This can get expensive on the "new" market, about $1,000 in OPG for the kit. Does anyone know what other year/make/model Disc Brakes will interchange? If I call the junk yards, I'd like to know what I'm asking for.

Also, what issues regarding the brake-lines are there to deal with?
 

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68-72 A Body. All Monte Carlo's 70-72 had them and will be a direct bolt up. Need the spindles, rotors, calipers, caliper brackets, master cylinder and proportioning valve. Figure about $250 from the bone yard.

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Gene, when you say "trick" shoes, are you just referring to a better quality lined shoe? Or are other modifications required. Thanks for the reply.
 

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Ed, My '68SS has the four piston calipers. I believe in '69 and later they came with two piston calipers which would be easier to find. I had stainless sleeves installed to prevent corrosion when sitting in storage. Just a thought if you decide to go discs. Jon.
 

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Ed, the only "modification" are using their hardware which include much heavier return springs. Also, you need to have the drums resurfaced. Otherwise, it's like replacing your shoes normally. The setup works mint, but it ran $250, about the cost members quote for the salavage disc parts. Check my post in Brakes titles " nothing but praise for Praise Dyno Brake, for their phone #. They work mint!
 

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I replaced the drum brakes on the front of my 71 El Camino with disk's off a similar model. What a world of difference. I paid $150 for all the parts, found them in the Recycler. Spent another $100 on new pads and rebuild kits. Just wish I had done it sooner.

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Hey, I'm looking for long spindles with machining. I see that 75-81 camaro/firebird spindles work but are the 76+ Caprice spindles the same? I can get a full set (spindles, rotors, and calipars) for $100.

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ED, I have a 67 chevelle that I did a disc brake conversion on and I bought the parts from Stainless Steel Brakes this was one top notch kit and the assembly was simple to install.
 

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I would get a set of spindles, then buy everything else new/rebuilt for the disc brake conversion. You pretty much have to anyway when you get the setup from the bone yards. Check to make sure the rims fit! Do it once, do it right.

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