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Old 01-29-2006, 09:42 PM
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63 c10 drum to disc conversion

i have a 63 c10 i also have the power brakes and spindles off a 73. can i use these parts by changing the ball joints on the 63 a-arms? and what about the steering components?

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60-63 Chev/GMC 1/2-tons had torsion bar front suspension didn't they?

My 66 was coil, and I swapped in the complete front suspension clip from a 1976 C10, including the A-arms, spindles, streering linkage, even the sway bar. Well, technically the sway bar is from a 79 C20 ... but I'm quite sure it was the same as the 76 C10 ... just a larger diameter bar.

Have a look at my project journal... this really was quite easy to do, and I'd recommend it as a replacement for torsion bars if it looks possible.

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You're going to have to get some different wheels. The stock ones will NOT clear the calipers.
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actually my 63 c10 sets on a 66 gmc frame and suspension so i have coil springs in the front and leaf springs in the back
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Well there you go ... that 73 front clip will pretty much bolt right up.

I just finished swapping out the 5-stud rotors that came with the clip, and replaced them with some 6-stud ones from classic performance. Now I have 6-stud front and back.

BTW, my 66 had coil springs front and rear from the factory.
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