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Old 03-10-2006, 08:12 PM
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70 suburban front disc brakes

Iwant to put disc brakes in front. It's lowered in front and back 3"
Besides brand new kits, is there a newer truck or suburban that i can directly swap these from to save some "pesos"? Thanks

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Old 03-12-2006, 10:01 PM
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Isn't it a 6 lug wheel vehicle.......??

May be difficult to find a change ..on the cheap.....
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i have six lugs
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Old 03-15-2006, 09:36 PM
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Hmm, well I have a 72 Blazer that has front disc brakes. It's the same body style as the 70 Suburban. However, mine is a 4x4 and it sounds like yours is probably a 2wd since most people dont lower 4x4s. The only reason I brought that up is because that would mean those pickups did have disc brakes during that time so Im sure you could find something.

I've never dealt with 2wd trucks though so I do not know if they were drum brake only or not.

Just my .02
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Old 03-17-2006, 12:26 PM
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Blazin72 is correct...they did make disc brakes for 70 & above that bolt right in...also 73-88 brake components bolt up too...i believe the whole crossmember will bolt right up...the only decision after that is to run manuel or power...best bet is to get everything from the same donor vehical...
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Blazin72 is correct...they did make disc brakes for 70 & above that bolt right in...also 73-88 brake components bolt up too...i believe the whole crossmember will bolt right up...the only decision after that is to run manuel or power...best bet is to get everything from the same donor vehical...
They will bolt up...but aren't they all 5-lug?
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They will bolt up...but aren't they all 5-lug?

yup they are...i didn't think to ask if he wanted to keep the 6 lug...i did this conversion on my dads 70 C-10...swapped the rearend too...it makes it easier to find aftermarket rims...then again most of the late model 6 lug rims fit the early bolt pattern...as a matter of preference,i'd convert to 5 if you can find a donor truck with everything
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...as a matter of preference,i'd convert to 5 if you can find a donor truck with everything
I think 6 or even 8 lug axles tend to look better on pickups.

5 lugs should be for car use only!
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I think 6 or even 8 lug axles tend to look better on pickups.

5 lugs should be for car use only!

Well that's cause you have a 4x4...i tend to go the other way with my vehicals...
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Old 03-19-2006, 09:42 AM
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Yeah... those darn 4x4 guys.
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Yeah... those darn 4x4 guys.

Well...i like 4x4s as much as the next guy...there some nice 67-72 truck,blazers,& suburbans here in Hawaii...i just like slamming cars & trucks...actully i just enjoy messing with suspensions...if someone asked...i guess i'd classify myself as a "suspension" mechcanic...
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It's all good. There are a lot of 67-72s around here too. They are great looking pickups, some of the best GM ever had.
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It's all good. There are a lot of 67-72s around here too. They are great looking pickups, some of the best GM ever had.
I agree...they are cool trucks...i was & still am upset with my pops fro getting rid of his 70 stepside to a "competetor"...he wouldn't sell it to me but sold it to a guy that acts like he can do everything,but doesn't do any of his own work...i don't think he even knows the difference b-tween a 1/2 & 9/16 open end wrench...
Anyways,i hooked my popz up with the truck thru a mechanic friend i was working with at the time for $800...he spent $200 ON Regestration,back tax & safety fees...so the truck is worth $1000...i later find a set of old centerline "cokkiecutter" rims at a local junkyard for $100...(15x8 front & 15x10 rear)...it cost popz $300 for new meats...okay,$1400...runs fine for a year & a half...(250 I-6,3-on-da-tree column)...before the 250 throws a rod...$400 & a 292ci I-6 later it's running like a cay...okay,$1800...
Through,some work & trades,i aquire a "uneversal" GM bell houseing t-350 complete wityh b&m shift kit...worth about $300 to the guy i got it from...brings the total to $2100...2 raidiators,tune-ups & a new set of tires(not to mention the yearly vehical.,..i put the worth at $3000...
For some reason it would start,i was too busy to go look at it & popz got another car...my grandfather was on my pops *** to get rid of it cause it was killing his grass...So i ask him to take $500 cash & let me make payments...denied by my own pops even after i did all the work on the thing...come to find out he called the guy i don't like & told him to bring $1500 & a tow truck & it's his...the guy shows up with $1000 cash & popz bit...so i don't know if i'm more upset with popz or that p***k for lowballin him on an already sweet deal...
What makes it even more interesting/irritating is that i scored a running 283 the other day as payment for some work i did for a guy...gotta save up some cash & make a trip to Arizona or Nevada & look for a rust free one...67 preffably...
Later...Kimo....
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I have a 75 Chevy pickup front rotors and rear end in my 68 Suburban. I didn't do it, but it looks stock.
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I have a 75 Chevy pickup front rotors and rear end in my 68 Suburban. I didn't do it, but it looks stock.
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I just browsed your project journal...cool rides man...that 68 sub is dope...3 door 5 lug disc conversion...like i said...i wanna get a 67 swb,but with my 2 young girlz,i think one of these would be more practical...
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