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Old 07-25-2015, 03:11 AM   #1
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Default installing disc brakes off a 72 chevelle on a 67 camaro

anyone done this and have any tips? what all needs to be taken off the chevelle and used on the Camaro? thanks for any help.
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Old 07-25-2015, 03:41 AM   #2
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my guess would be that the rubber hoses might interchange..
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What does the Camaro have on the front now? Drums I assume?
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left side to right side and right side to left
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A grinder and a really big hammer will help make them fit!
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Old 07-25-2015, 05:32 AM   #6
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Grab the master(to trade in as a core),proportioning valve under it, mounting clips, rubber lines, bracket/spindle, rotors and calipers. As Bad Int stated the left side chevelle goes to the right side of the Camaro and the right side goes over to the left. This is because the center link/tie rod ends are opposite with the one in front of the brakes and the other behind. It is a straight bolt up .
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Old 07-25-2015, 05:36 AM   #7
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your ackerman angle will be wrong if you swap side to side. if you choose to do so anyway, draw a line from the ball joint stud through the tie rod stud and follow it out the back of the car. it should hit the center of the rear axle for both sides. if you take a chevelle spindle that is front steer and swap it to a camaro that is rear steer by swapping side to side, the lines go to the outside of the car. it will corner like crap. I see this all the time on t buckets where the guys put the steering bar in the wrong location and it won't navigate a parking lot worth a crap. one tire is looking for ya, the other is looking at ya during a turn, lol.
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Old 07-25-2015, 08:43 AM   #8
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Pretty sure the tie rod mount is bolt on and you use the ones off your drum brakes.
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Old 07-25-2015, 08:56 AM   #9
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left side to right side and right side to left
My friend did this while putting Camaro discs on a Chevelle. It seemed to work OK, but when I'd put the car on my lift the front wheels would "pigeon toe" about a 1/2 foot as they left the ground. In my book, that's called a red flag
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:05 AM   #10
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Default Re: installing disc brakes off a 72 chevelle on a 67 camaro

Think there is a boss on spindle that has to be machined down on drum spindle. Not sure if threads have to be cut deeper.
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:46 AM   #11
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1967-69 Chevy Camaro, Pontiac Firebird, 68-74 Chevy Nova and 1964-72 GM A-Body Pontiacs, Buicks, Oldsmobiles and Chevys spindles are the same.

The early drum spindles need to have the top bolt boss ground down to the swing of the caliper bracket when it is bolted to one of the bottom arm holes and swung around.

Use the rear steer F/X arms instead of the A-Body front steer.

I don't know if it will still pull up but my "pdqCBB" front and rear disc brake conversion might be of interest.

I installed 13" dia., 1988 'Vette front rotors and the big single piston calipers on my 1967 1st Gen. car using homemade caliper brackets I created.

My 12-bolt rear has 1980 Cad Seville e-brake calipers and 11.75" dia. 1989 Camaro rear rotors using again my homemade caliper brackets.

You have to fit 17" rims!!!


One thing to think about!!

The disc hubs move the wheels apart about 5/8" or so vs the drum hubs. David Pozzi's great site has a picture of this on it here.

http://pozziracing.com/

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1967-69 Chevy Camaro, Pontiac Firebird, 68-74 Chevy Nova and 1964-72 GM A-Body Pontiacs, Buicks, Oldsmobiles and Chevys spindles are the same.

The early drum spindles need to have the top bolt boss ground down to the swing of the caliper bracket when it is bolted to one of the bottom arm holes and swung around.

Use the rear steer F/X arms instead of the A-Body front steer.

I don't know if it will still pull up but my "pdqCBB" front and rear disc brake conversion might be of interest.

I installed 13" dia., 1988 'Vette front rotors and the big single piston calipers on my 1967 1st Gen. car using homemade caliper brackets I created.

My 12-bolt rear has 1980 Cad Seville e-brake calipers and 11.75" dia. 1989 Camaro rear rotors using again my homemade caliper brackets.

You have to fit 17" rims!!!


One thing to think about!!

The disc hubs move the wheels apart about 5/8" or so vs the drum hubs. David Pozzi's great site has a picture of this on it here.

http://pozziracing.com/

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is there a bolt on bracket for a 12 bolt in a 69 camaro using these caddy seville rear rotors
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I made the swap to discs long ago (on my 67 Camaro). The spindles, calipers and everything were supposed to have come off of a Chevelle. However, I do not remember what model year Chevelle. I do remember that everything bolted up just fine. You have to use a disc brake master cylinder, because of the residue check valve, if nothing else. They have been on there for like 30 years now. Take care. Tom Worthington
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your ackerman angle will be wrong if you swap side to side. if you choose to do so anyway, draw a line from the ball joint stud through the tie rod stud and follow it out the back of the car. it should hit the center of the rear axle for both sides. if you take a chevelle spindle that is front steer and swap it to a camaro that is rear steer by swapping side to side, the lines go to the outside of the car. it will corner like crap. I see this all the time on t buckets where the guys put the steering bar in the wrong location and it won't navigate a parking lot worth a crap. one tire is looking for ya, the other is looking at ya during a turn, lol.
You don't know too much about GM cars do you? A/F body spindles are interchangeable through 67-69 F bodies and 64-72 A bodies so all they need to swap are spindles which go RH side to LH side because of rear/front steer differences....if they keep their F body steering knuckles and just swap spindles all the steering geometry will be Bitchen!...just like a disc braked Camaro. You can also hunt up 68-74 X body parts....we used to buy the "worthless" Buick Apollo, Olds Omega, and Pontiac Ventura disc brakes for our Camaros back in the old days.
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