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Old 03-13-2007, 07:55 AM   #1
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Disc brake conversion

I am looking at all the different choices for converting the manual brakes on my '69 C10 to power disc / drum.
Any thoughts on who sells the best complete kit? Also, I see that some places have rear disc conversions and others do not. Are rear disc brakes necessary?
Any thoughts or experiences would be helpful.

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Old 03-13-2007, 08:13 AM   #2
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The '71 C10 I had sported front disc/rear drum. It stopped fine and I never personally saw a reason to go 4 wheel disc, ease of brake repair alone would make me lean to the rear swap as well though. I HATE DRUM!
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Old 03-13-2007, 06:03 PM   #3
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CPP has plenty of options.
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Old 03-16-2007, 09:22 AM   #4
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Blew front tire yesterday, drum brakes locked up on me and pulled me into the curb!
Are there any other yrs that will swap? 73-87??? I found a '71 with front disc so may be going that route.
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73-87 will fit
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The spindles, rotors, calipers and all will swap over? How about the rear axles? I want 5 lug all the way around. Thanks in advance for the help!
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Old 03-20-2007, 11:20 AM   #7
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Two options for 5 lug rear.

1) swap in a 72-or later rear with 5 lugs.

2) Use the replacement axle conversion kit from Early classic Enterprise.

some would also suggest re-drilling the rear hubs to 5 stud and having the 5 lugs welded in. You might have trouble finding a shop to do that because of liability risks.

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When converting to disk brakes, is a wheel change a must?
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Old 03-20-2007, 12:55 PM   #9
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Having rear trailing arms/coil springs, will any '73 and up 5 on 5.5 truck rear swap right into my stock rear's place? I have a friend that has the front set up out of a '72,so I'm good there. I will just need to locate a rear end.
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