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Old 01-25-2012, 09:43 PM
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S10 brakes on '58 Chevy truck strait axle?

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Anyone know if I can buy a kit to put S10 rotors and calipers on a '58 Chevy truck strait axle? I saw the kit from Speedway that uses mid '70's midsize GM rotors/calipers but I have an S10 chassis that I'd like to pirate the brakes from to keep costs down for now. I've Googled it and found nothing...

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S-10 brakes are only 10.5" which is rather small for any 3000# vehicle.
If you raid a big car, like a police Caprice, or a Roadmaster station wagon, or an Impala SS, you can get 12" brakes. Those all used the 5-on-5 lug pattern. If you want the 5-on-4.75 then use 1LE rotors, standard on the '89 Anniv. turbo Pace Car T/A ( did any other car ever have a longer name? )
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Haha that name is a loooong one lol.

The only reason I wanted to use the S10 stuff was cause I had it sitting around, if I have to buy anything I'll probly just buy the Speedway kit. IIRC Speedways kit uses 11" rotors..

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Yes, the speedway kit uses 11'' F body rotors and calipers. It is a bargain at $250. Plus it replaces the ball bearings with tapered bearings. I have one and it stops great. MUCH better than the drums.
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Did you have to do machine work on the spindles? My neighbor is in the middle of swapping discs onto a '45 Chevy truck and he said he had to either have his spindles machined or buy new spindles that were ready(which is what he ended up doing). Is the kit a true bolt on?

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No machine work necessry. A true bolt in. You should update your master cyl at the same time. I used an under floor mount power mc I bought on e bay. Here
I also plumbed new brake lines with residual valves.
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Did you have to do machine work on the spindles? My neighbor is in the middle of swapping discs onto a '45 Chevy truck and he said he had to either have his spindles machined or buy new spindles that were ready(which is what he ended up doing). Is the kit a true bolt on?

-John
Your neighbor has the wrong kit ,or something is unusual like it's a one ton because there are bolt on kits for those. I used a bolt on kit for discs on a 37 Chevy truck stock axle 15 years ago.Included a inner bearing adapter for a common Ford bearing,the outer bearing was later GM.The only real fabricated item is most kits is the caliper bracket,a piece of 3/8 flat stock that bolts to the spindle holes and carries the caliper..And not all kits are the same,some move the wheels out an inch or so,some don't.
Watch those kits with new tapered bearings made in China as there's been complaints about bearing failure.
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