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Hey guys

I done some searches on what junkyard cars I can pull the front brakes off and use, but I some questions.
Here is a list of cars at the yard that have come close to what has been listed in posts. Can I use any of these?

1978 olds 98
1979 Monte Carlo
1994 Camaro
1981 El Camino
1984 Buick Regal
1979 Camaro

What other parts other than calipers and rotors can I use off these cars, if these will even work for me. Oh the brakes are going on a 68 chevelle.
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Michael
 

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the Olds 98 and 78 Camaro stuff can work- but the steering geometry will be off and you might not be able to align it. those are the "tall" spindles people swap into older Chevelles.
the 94 Camaro stuff can probably be made to work, but you'll need to make brackets.
everything else- nope. unless you don't mind way screwed up geometry and tiny little brakes.
 

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The G-body brakes (the Monte, Camino and Regal) on your list can be made to fit but are smaller than what was originally used on the Chevelles. I wouldn't do it. The tall spindle conversion is an acceptable swap but requires a custom lower ball joint and maybe offset or aftermarket upper control arms.

There is also a way to modify your drum spindles. Then you can by repop caliper brackets.
 

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Novas through 74 are the two piece spindle identical to the Chevelle. 75-78 is different, the tall spindle style.
 

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for not too much $$$- like a couple hundred- you could buy stock caliper brackets, rotors, calipers, hoses, and everything else for a 69-72 Chevelle and use your drum spindles. you will need to cut down the top boss on your spindles, but that's easy to do with a sawzall or grinding wheel.
 
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