Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - Reply to Topic -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans Advertise
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Suspension - Brakes - Steering> 79 K25 brakes
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

Thread: 79 K25 brakes Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
10-07-2019 10:34 PM
cerial K/C trucks are simple that is why I like them so much. The only thing you need a press for is bearings in the manual transmission and that is about it. 95% of that truck can be rebuilt with a quality set of basic hand tools found at a estate sale or harbor freight for less then $20.

Maybe your thinking about automatic or manual hubs. The manual hubs you need to turn by hand. Which may require PRESSING IN before turning. The automatic ones have a internal spring that locks them (when they work). Both the manual and automatic are bolted to the rotor with 6 bolts. I perfer the manual.

You need to watch parts people sometimes. Make sure they are selecting the proper thing they may have been trying for a 97 3500 instead of a 79 c35 or it may have given them a 79 3500 option which will move them into the 88 to 98(ish) trucks.

I have a 87 V10. Squarebody with first year TBI and funky belt setup. I need to make sure they scroll all the way down so I do not end up with carburated or 1500 parts.
10-07-2019 10:03 PM
cerial Nothing is pressed on not even the front outer hub bearings.

There are like 4 diffrent sizes of brakes and calipers though.

You need to know if you have hydroboost, the gcv weight rating and your vin. This will allow for the proper calipers, rotors, drums and pads.
10-07-2019 04:05 AM
joe_padavano None of them are "pressed on". Read a factory service manual rather than getting info from the web.
10-06-2019 07:29 PM
chasracer I've only worked on one of these in the past. While things were frozen a bit, a chunk of 2x4 and hand sledge took them off without a lot of strain. They are a tight slip fit but certainly not "pressed on".
10-06-2019 07:05 PM
79 K25 brakes

My 1979 GMC K25 HD needs new brakes desperately, but everywhere I look I get different answers as to whether they are pressed onto the hubs or not. Some say they are not, some say all 4 corners are pressed on, and some say just the rears or the front are pressed on. Can someone enlighten me? I have a press so it's not a huge issue, but I would like to know before I dig into it so I can make adequate time to do so.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.