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Username Post: 92 C1500 rear end swap        (Topic#356841)
Sal 
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06-16-19 09:26 AM - Post#2768566    

I own a 92 Chevrolet C1500, regular cab, 2 wheel drive, it has disk brakes on the front and drum brakes on the rear;are there any rear end models with disk brakes that will be a bolt on swap?
thanks
Sal



 
scrambldcj8 
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scrambldcj8
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06-17-19 02:35 AM - Post#2768623    
    In response to Sal

Are you having issues with the rear axle now or rear brakes, and want to upgrade as a whole?



 
Sal 
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06-28-19 04:40 AM - Post#2769416    
    In response to scrambldcj8

I just want to upgrade it for better braking and make it easier to do a brake job



 
scrambldcj8 
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07-02-19 03:44 AM - Post#2769710    
    In response to Sal

  • Sal Said:
I just want to upgrade it for better braking and make it easier to do a brake job




I am unsure of any direct bolt in disk brake rear from a newer truck (GM went disk then to drums because of issues as I recall....not sure if they ironed those out?). As I think about it, some fab work will need to be done as I thing spring perches and shock orientation was changed as well.

You could go after market for disks, change master cyl for disk/disk and most likely change out the proportioning valve. Do you require parking brakes? That will change up your options some.

I came across this website (unknown to me): https://www.littleshopmfg.com/gm-88-00-c1500-rear-... for rear disk swap. There are others like Stainless Steel Brakes and etc.

I recall some Caprices/Roadmasters/Impa las of that era, some of which had rear disks. Widths did very some, some are close in width and some are about 3" narrower (? spacers or new wheels with a different offset). Also, IIRC some had 5 on 5 and some 5 on 4.5 lug pattern. Some fab work will be needed to those as well....I am pretty certain they were coil rear vs. leaf sprung?

With all that being said, that's a lot of work for easier brake jobs and (most likely) marginal improved rear brakes. Doing drum brake jobs get easier the more you do them.
You could see if there are larger drum brakes that will work on your rear and/or larger wheel cylinders to get better braking action. Something from a heavier equipped truck for example.
For example: In my '94 1500 4x4 I swapped in a 6 lug 14SF rear with as I recall 14FF wheel cylinders.



 
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