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lakeffect

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PostSubject: possible rear disc swap over?   possible rear disc swap over? Icon_minitimeWed Jun 14, 2017 3:49 pm

First off, does any know if our rear axles use a "c" clip?

I found an upgrade for 73-94 GM 5x5 truck axles PROVIDED that they use a "C" retaining clip.
Here's the link. It's the last item in the GM section.

My recollection is that GM may have simply stuffed the heavier truck axle under our wagons. to use the 5x5 spacing. So I'm wondering if this is want many of us have been waiting to find without the beed to buy larger diameter wheels.


http://www.ecihotrodbrakes.com/rear_discbrake_conversions.html
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PostSubject: Re: possible rear disc swap over?   possible rear disc swap over? Icon_minitimeWed Jun 14, 2017 11:36 pm

Do the 255s fit in the wheelhouses?
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PostSubject: Re: possible rear disc swap over?   possible rear disc swap over? Icon_minitimeThu Jun 15, 2017 12:08 am

Good question. I am running 295's on the rear (TIRES)


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PostSubject: Re: possible rear disc swap over?   possible rear disc swap over? Icon_minitimeFri Jul 07, 2017 3:16 am

Yes, the rear axles are held in with C clips.
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PostSubject: Re: possible rear disc swap over?   possible rear disc swap over? Icon_minitimeSun Nov 05, 2017 12:38 am

lakeffect wrote:
First off, does any know if our rear axles use a "c" clip?

I found an upgrade for 73-94 GM 5x5 truck axles PROVIDED that they use a "C" retaining clip.
Here's the link. It's the last item in the GM section.

My recollection is that GM may have simply stuffed the heavier truck axle under our wagons. to use the 5x5 spacing. So I'm wondering if this is want many of us have been waiting to find without the beed to buy larger diameter wheels.


http://www.ecihotrodbrakes.com/rear_discbrake_conversions.html
Did anything ever come of this ?
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PostSubject: Re: possible rear disc swap over?   possible rear disc swap over? Icon_minitimeSun Nov 05, 2017 6:26 am

I never spend the money on it to find out.
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PostSubject: Re: possible rear disc swap over?   possible rear disc swap over? Icon_minitimeSun Nov 12, 2017 7:59 pm

I've been considering these brackets to use Camaro calipers on my truck.

http://www.67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?t=382633

He also makes brackets for Impala SS calipers, and D52 calipers.
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PostSubject: Re: possible rear disc swap over?   possible rear disc swap over? Icon_minitimeTue Nov 14, 2017 10:44 am

Those look nice Eric. D52?
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PostSubject: Re: possible rear disc swap over?   possible rear disc swap over? Icon_minitimeWed Nov 15, 2017 12:46 pm

Common GM front calipers.
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