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any list of part numbers for facory spindles, rotors, calipers, etc. for building your own disc brake conversion for a 69 el camino, want to swap to disc on all 4 corners. Or is the concesus it's better to just buy a conversion kit? Thought about using drop spindles to lower the front a little, but a friend mentioned that he ran into problems with tie rod ends hitting the wheels using drop spindles? Maybe better to use springs rather than spindles to drop it a little?
 

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I'd recommend a kit. I went with a kit for my 70 EC from "The Right Stuff" people. The good thing, I'm told and have learned . . . the kit parts are mostly from 1971 Chevelle and El Camino General Motors parts bins. Aftermarket parts, of course, but they all fit well in my case.


I went with stock ride height spindles, not one or two inch drop spindles.



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I would use lowering springs from SC&C to drop that elco.

For brakes, I would use the factory set up with Porterfield brake pads and shoes.. My 69 stops on the dime with those shoes and pads.. There's something to having the same pad material in both the rear shoes and the front pads..
 
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