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Username Post: Factory '93 alloy wheels on '72 disc brakes        (Topic#345396)
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06-12-17 07:55 PM - Post#2695733    

anyone with experience installing 1993 chevrolet 4x4 factory aluminum 16" wheels on 1972 K5 blazer (front disc, of course). i had the centers machined out using original 15'' factory steel wheel as pattern, plus machined out extra 1/64".
rear wheel installed with no problem but something(probably original '72 caliper) is keeping fronts from fitting.
does anyone know if there is a slimmer/thinner caliper that will work? 2 pins/bolts that hold calipers in position are 7" center to center on originals. Ecklers

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06-13-17 08:28 AM - Post#2695793    
    In response to southwoods

Welcome to Chevy Talk from West Michigan!

Hopefully you get the information that you need. I don't know of a caliper like you are looking for but I wonder if CPP can help you?

They are a Chevy Talk sponsor and there is a forum
on Chevy Talk where you may want to post the question.

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06-13-17 09:26 AM - Post#2695801    
    In response to JimKshortstep4x4

thanks, jim.
i'll try that site

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06-13-17 05:45 PM - Post#2695846    
    In response to southwoods

Maybe I'm missing something here but I have 15" wheels on my truck with out any clearance issues. On my old 78 c10 I put 15" rally wheels on it and had to use a thin spacer on the front. Have you tried using a set of the thin spacers to see if that helps?

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06-22-17 07:15 PM - Post#2697111    
    In response to LUVmachine

I am "Assuming" that Luv is correct...the rim you are using probably has more (or less) off-set and a sspacer might do it for you.

How much room do you need? Ecklers

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