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Old 01-03-2010, 08:34 PM
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Anyone can tell me what year truck I can get front disks off of? Want to stay 6 lug if possible. Doesn't have to though. Can most of it be a bolt in deal? Anything you can tell me will be appreciated very much. Have searched on here.May not of typed the right thing for any answers.Still learning computer skills.THANKS

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1971-87 gm trucks 1/2ton 2wd . as for staying 6 lug now that could make it more difficult. One might be able to use 88 newer rotors off of a 1/2 ton 4x4 gm truck. Not sure what you would have to do for backing plates or calipers though.
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Yep----71-87 pickups
most everything is interchangeable, but you are stuck with 5-hole wheels
unless you want to go with an aftermarket rotor.

Classic Performance Products sell the rotor I believe.

I'm gonna be doing the same thing to a 64 C-10 very soon
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67-72 would be the best choice for parts. As far as 73-87 would mean going to 5 lug which means you would run into problems with the rear end.
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Thanks for the replies. Going to look for some donors trucks. Will put pics as soon as I can.
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67-72 would be the best choice for parts. As far as 73-87 would mean going to 5 lug which means you would run into problems with the rear end.
I believe 71 was the first year for discs on the pickups.
71 would also be the first year for 5-hole wheels. (4x4 retained 6 holes into the 90s)

67-70----no disc brakes-----all were 6 hole drums
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Good Info on this site. >> http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=363769
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Yea to bad the site above me is to "political".....Would much rather stay HERE on Hotrodders.com........ Oh one other thing. say you do use 73-87 stuff to swap it. You will want to grab the outer tie rod ends as well off of the donor as the taper is different.
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