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Old 05-14-2011, 12:59 PM
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Power drum/ disc

Ok so i'm new to the site and have been reading alot of great information. I will shoot straight to the point. I have a 1970 short bed c10 I would like to upgrade the brakes on it. Right now it has the original drum brakes. I'm not made of money so I have a feeling going 4 wheel disc is probly out of my reach right now . But where people would suggest I get the stuff to convert to disc so I can prepair prices I already shop lmc. Second I was wondering what difference it would make if i just went to power brakes with the drums and not disc. Would it be worth the money to do that? I'm pretty new to all of this kind of stuff so take it easy on me if i'm asking stupid questions.
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If you can find a cross member from a 72 or later,it will be a straight bolt in.I know they will work through 79,I have one from a 78 under my 48 and it works good.
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Front Discs will make a world of difference, I wouldn't bother with the Rear Disc.
They'll be 5-lug instead of 6-lug, you can also swap rear Axles to 5-lug.

As said above, if you can find a newer 73-87 Truck, the complete Crossmember with better Suspension & Brakes will be a direct swap & bolt right into your 70 C10.
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Tons of Swap/Upgrade/Mods/Donor Info from the FAQ section:
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