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Old 05-28-2005, 12:56 PM
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Disk brake caliper & steering arm hitting

1955 2nd series Chevy truck
I love working on my truck! Really...I get to find out all the little things you get to figure out. So here is my next hurdle.

I installed the PS box and hoses. I bleed the system and was really happy to get all the bubbles and noise to go away. So I go to put my disk brake caliper on and the caliper hits the new steering arm! I can't lean the caliper forward enough to get the top bolt in. I took some photos for all to see. I am going to have to grind off a little on the caliper and some on the new steering arm. The disk brake kit was from CCP and the PS was from Chevy Duty. Has anyone seen this before?

First photo is all the components on, second and third is where the caliper and steering arm hit. In the second photo the screw driver is where the bolt is supposed to be.
I think I will be safe taking metal off both pieces...but it anyone has any advice......
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Old 05-28-2005, 01:14 PM
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So was this a problem with the manual steering too? Is this a problem with the disc kit, or a problem with the steering kit?


Pics dont aleways tell 1,000 words, so I'll go by what I think I'm looking at... it is a problem with the disc kit. I would have to assume the manual steering hooked up similar/same....

Can you swap the disc calipers and brackets left to right, re-run the lines/hoses, to put the brakes in front of the axle? Or is there a clearence problem there too?

Just throwin out ideas...

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Old 05-28-2005, 11:31 PM
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I had the disk on the truck and was installing the power steering when this problem came up. I ended up grinding off a bit of the steering arm and the caliper. It didn't take much to get it to fit. So it is installed now. The hose is close to the steering arm but I don't see that it will be a problem.
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