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Username Post: 1972 c10 4 wheel drum conversion        (Topic#355224)
VanillaFace72 
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02-13-19 01:18 PM - Post#2759839    

Sorry if this has been visited before.
My truck has 4 wheel drum brakes. I am looking for a kit to change everything over to disc brakes.
Not only can I not find a full conversion kit but I also am not sure if my front spindles will need to be changed or if the original ones will work with disc brakes.

POWAHHH.


Edited by VanillaFace72 on 02-13-19 01:19 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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Keith_Knox 
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02-13-19 07:31 PM - Post#2759874    
    In response to VanillaFace72

Found this on CPP website.
http://www.classicperform.com/4-piston-kits/4-Pist...


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VanillaFace72 
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02-14-19 07:01 AM - Post#2759908    
    In response to Keith_Knox

This looks like a rear kit.
I am having trouble finding one for the front.

POWAHHH.


Edited by VanillaFace72 on 02-14-19 07:06 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Keith_Knox 
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02-14-19 03:32 PM - Post#2759935    
    In response to VanillaFace72

OOps didn't notice that it was for the rear.
Take a look around their site and you should find what you are looking for or give them a call.

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JimKshortstep4x4 
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02-14-19 04:50 PM - Post#2759944    
    In response to VanillaFace72

What year is your truck? 71 and 72 C-10's had stock disc brakes on the front. If you find a used 72 with the whole front cross member assembly you can have everything including the brake hose brackets that are welded onto the front cross member.

Otherwise there are aftermarket kits that fit the 67-70 trucks. I tried looking up the kits on Eckler's but did not see any kits listed. I checked Classic Parts and they list two kits. There are probably other suppliers that you can check with.

Jim

65 Impala SS, 400sbc, Muncie M-22
66 Impala SS, 396, TH 400
69 El Camino, 350, TH 350
71 Short bed stepside 4x4, 350/TH 350
71 Snow plow, 4x4, 350, TH 350
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VanillaFace72 
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02-14-19 08:03 PM - Post#2759955    
    In response to JimKshortstep4x4

Mine is a '72.
It has drum brakes on all points, I have changed them in the past both front and rears. I would like them gone.lol.

I have found conversion kits for '67 all around but not mine.
I guess my question is if I were to go out and get front pads rotors and calipers will I need a different spindle or anything, or will it all go on the same one that holds the drums?

POWAHHH.


 
JimKshortstep4x4 
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02-15-19 08:08 AM - Post#2759983    
    In response to VanillaFace72

Since the calipers bolt up differently, you will need adapters or different spindles. Attached is a picture of two kits that have the adapters so you can use your existing spindles.

Any questions on the kits should be directed to the supplier as my conversions have been in replacing the crossmember assemblies.

Jim



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65 Impala SS, 400sbc, Muncie M-22
66 Impala SS, 396, TH 400
69 El Camino, 350, TH 350
71 Short bed stepside 4x4, 350/TH 350
71 Snow plow, 4x4, 350, TH 350
72 GMC Shortbed, stepside, 427/TH 400


 
49erman 
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03-02-19 07:26 PM - Post#2761144    
    In response to VanillaFace72

  • VanillaFace72 Said:
Mine is a '72.
It has drum brakes on all points, I have changed them in the past both front and rears. I would like them gone.lol.

I have found conversion kits for '67 all around but not mine.
I guess my question is if I were to go out and get front pads rotors and calipers will I need a different spindle or anything, or will it all go on the same one that holds the drums?



70 and under (69,68,67) was full Drum Drum and actually 71 had the Option for Disc Brakes or keeping all Drum and then 72 should have been full Disc in at least the front,IIRC right.



Edited by 49erman on 03-02-19 07:29 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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