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Old 01-25-2003, 01:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Have 69 drum brake front end will the 78 disc brake parts fit on the early model housing?
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Old 01-25-2003, 03:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If it has CVs in the knuckle - yes. If it has ball joints in the knuckle - no. I think they changed over somewhere around 68 or 69; others will confirm this. If you can, get the whole 78 front axle assembly and swap that in. It can be done in a few hours with much less mess.
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Old 01-25-2003, 06:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Your 69; should be a birf style axle. So yes the parts will swap. It would be easier to just swap the enire DB axle. And unless you already have the 78', look for a 79' and newer axle to get the larger bolt pattern. That way you can run hy-steer...
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Old 01-26-2003, 06:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks guys new to working on this cruiser stuff helping a friend finish a project that he bought. Every thing on it looks way strong built from the factory.
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I have a complete 1978 disc front end for sale. Email me if interested skargo_@excite.com

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There you go Odee... hook up on that front end...
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