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Old 06-03-2002, 05:27 PM
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can i change my 66 chevy pickup to 5 lug drums instead of 6 to get by for awhile so I can use 5 hole rims, or do I have to go to discs. What is a good donor either way?

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if it's just for awhile i wouldn't screw with it. the only wheels you cant use are 5 spoke wheels(plus probably all the oversize ones). for the long run, what's wrong with discs?. i think your best donors gonna be a half ton chevy. need to match drum sizes. also if it's only temp they sell wheel adapters but you wouldn't want to go into corners heavy with them on all the time. for disc conversions they make all kinds of kits you can see advertised in classic truck or custom classic truck magazines.
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just unbolt your whole front -end assembly,remove it from the truck,and get you one from a 73'and up front assembly and bolt it in ,you have disk brakes,5 hole,and then classic chevy in okla.city,okla. sell a kit for 108.00 to adapt power steering to it very simple,and the cheapest way to go!!
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You can unbolt the entire front suspension, cradle and all, from an early 70's chevy 1/2 ton and bolt it right onto the frame of the '66. If memory serves we had to add two new holes to the frame of the '66. The early 70's front end gives you the five bolt lug pattern that you are looking for and also upgrades you to disc brakes. Good luck, it's really not that hard to do.
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