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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 06, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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70 Disc conversion?

Hey all,I have a 70 chevelle and i just converted to f disc brakes.I was told an
83 caprice setup would fit,so thats what i got, everything went back togeather ok but my wheels are out from top to bottm by 3/4 inch or so like this \-----/ can this be fixed or do i need a different set up (its not out by much but u can see it )
ps. i changed to heavier tie rods and sway bar ends all fit ok?

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Re: 70 Disc conversion?

is this such a dumb move that noone thinks i deserver a reply? ....lmao i didnt want to go aftermarket cause most seem to be drop kits.Finding anything that year thats parting out is rare ...I'm in Canada so its either a show car here or its been eatin by road salt ...few years in a junk yard then crushed. My car is a 70 2dr ht orig was a 307 auto i 've cloned to an ss went with a sb cause i wanna drive it,its a 70 350 4 bolt steel crank flattops yadayada geared mildly cause i wanna drive it lol.But now i'm havin a hard time stoppin it lol.So if I take it for an alignmet can upper be adjusted enough to make up the 3/4 " or will they do that? p.s. i did change lower ball joints to heavier 83 p# to fit spindles. Any help would be appreciated cause i don't wanna drive it like this and summers tickin by.This is her before its black now with gold stripes.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 06, 09:49 AM
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You might want to try your question over on the team chevelle forumn. People with camaros probably do not know to much about conversions on chevelles. Here is a link to their Brake & Suspension forumn.

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ah good point,ive got help from here before though, i'd try, ill copy over thanks.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 06, 03:25 PM
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I think your car has forged spindles with bolt-on steering arms and the Big Car spindle is a one piece cast jobber!

Therefore it is not advised to try to make it work on your car!! Ioho here, we consider it as a mis-match, even tho it will mount...

Somebody said that they made this work several years ago BUT I don't think that we here ever got the whole story of how it was done correctly..

If all you are after are big disc brakes, I have a free cardboard template that fit's 13", 1988 'Vette front rotors to either one of the forged spindles using stock big single piston calipers or the wider pad jaw Van ones!

I used two-piece rotor hubs less rotors or you can use '69 one-piece cast rotor/hubs with the rotor removed!! You can also use drum hubs but the bracket/spindle "spacing" spacers will need to be correct.

I will tell you up front that you HAVE to run at least a 17" rim to clear a 13" rotor tho..

This is called my "pdqCBB" front system and it is on my '67 Camaro now along with my Pony-car, 17" "Bullitt" wheels!!

My "pdqCBB" rear system consist's of 11.75", 1990 Camaro rear rotors and again custom brackets to mount 1980 Cad. Sevelle e-brake calipers!! On there too...

PM me if you want a free front template??


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