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I have a 72 lemans, and want to put disc brakes on the front.  I know I can get the complete spindle assembly off any 68-72 A body car, but I was wondering if there are any other cars that will fit as well????

Thanks.......John


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70 -72 monte carlo
67-69 camaro/ firebird
68-74 Nova, Omega, Ventura, Apollo

f -body uses the same spindle, you use the a-body steering arms.

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Couldn't we add 70 -72 Grand Prix and 68-72 El Camino too?

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yes you could.....

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Thanks guys, I wasn't aware the camaro/firebird would fit!!!!! Time to start the hunt for a brake assembly....... If anyone has a line on a set, let me know. I only need the spindle, disc, caliper assembly. I have a different prop valve, and vaccum booster.

Thanks again....John

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Lots of interchange with the F body Firebirds and A body LeMans, even things you wouldn't expect like clocks, gauges and speedo's.

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unclebernie wrote:

Thanks guys, I wasn't aware the camaro/firebird would fit!!!!! Time to start the hunt for a brake assembly....... If anyone has a line on a set, let me know. I only need the spindle, disc, caliper assembly. I have a different prop valve, and vaccum booster.

Thanks again....John



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Thanks Carl, I will do that......

John

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1969 Grand Prix has the same spindles too. This was the only area where the
auto magazine testers said the gp was poor . Not enough brakes for the weight of the car.

Al

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You can also buy various kits,  some use the stock drum brake spindle? with some modification,,,and ad a caliper bracket.

used set ups are in the $300 to $400 range on the praries....  I may have an extra set,, I will know in a week or so.

don't over look the Vista Cruiser wagon,,it's a Cutlass basically .  that's where my last set came from.

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Thanks guys,

I was just speaking with a guy who knows of a car sitting near a bush, thinks it's a sport version. I want to see if there are any disc brakes on it. If I get to see it I will get a tag pic.

Thanks again..........John

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Ok, so I have found a set of spindles, and should be getting them in the next week or so.....so my next question is do I use the A body tie rods and ball joints or are they different to a 70 Grand Prix, as that is what these are off of???????
Thanks again for all your help with this....I truly do appreciate it!!!! handshake.gif

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unclebernie wrote:


Thanks again for all your help with this....I truly do appreciate it!!!! handshake.gif



        Same things     Use your stock replacement Lemans parts.......

      Brand new disc brake spindle for: 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 Chevelle Malibu, SS, El Camino,1970 1971 1972 Monte Carlo, 196Brand new disc brake spindle for: 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 Chevelle Malibu, SS, El Camino,1970 1971 1972 Monte Carlo, 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 Nova, 1967 1968 1969 Camaro RS, SS, Z-28. 1967 1968 1969 Firebird1971 1972 1973 1974 Olds Omega, 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 Buick Skylark, (all models), 964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 Cutlass (all models), 1969 1970 1971 1972 Pontiac Grand Prix, 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 GTO, Lemans, Tempest. Amount is for one spindle8 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 Nova, 1967 1968 1969 Camaro RS, SS, Z-28. 1967 1968 1969 Firebird1971 1972 1973 1974 Olds Omega, 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 Buick Skylark, (all models), 964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 Cutlass (all models), 1969 1970 1971 1972 Pontiac Grand Prix, 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 GTO, Lemans, Tempest. Amount is for one spindle

 



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Thanks for that Carl!!! I had thought that, but wanted some clarification before I ordered the new parts......Thanks again

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Problem is I am probably gullable enough to believe most of it I'm sure.....So you are telling the "truth" right......lol

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