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Re: Disc brakes for 3/4, 1, 1.5, and 2 ton trucks
Errol #1059135 Mon Sep 29 2014 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Errol
OK, gone through the whole thread and it's mostly condensed to spindles, king pins, yadda yadda.
Now are all you guys that are doing/done this swap STILL using the Hydro-VAC and different prop valves or something else?

I'm going with a Hydro-BOOST set-up...


This thread is for and about swapping the spindles, king pins, rotors and so on.
It does not cover the master cylinder and booster aspects of the swap, did not set out to and don't want to in this thread. That said, hydroboost is what I have used and it works very well.


1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals [stovebolt.com]
1948 Chevrolet 6400 [stovebolt.com] - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup [stovebolt.com]
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Re: Disc brakes for 3/4, 1, 1.5, and 2 ton trucks
Grigg #1059228 Mon Sep 29 2014 10:00 PM
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I am having a super hard time finding a P30 axle for my conversion. The car-parts.com site does not have a listing for P30's so it's really had to locate one. Most of the yards in my area (Tampa FL) have scrapped them. If anyone has a link to some I am getting desperate. I just really need the spindles hubs and steering arm.
Thanks
Dave

Re: Disc brakes for 3/4, 1, 1.5, and 2 ton trucks
Grigg #1059240 Mon Sep 29 2014 11:38 PM
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Look on craiglsist for an older nearly dead RV. I would expect Florida to have plenty of RV's sitting around. You may find one at a good enough price to pull the axle(s), scrap the rest, and make your money back. Many RV's have low miles also.

Grigg


1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals [stovebolt.com]
1948 Chevrolet 6400 [stovebolt.com] - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup [stovebolt.com]
---All pictures [picasaweb.google.com]---
"First, get a clear notion of what you desire to accomplish, and then in all probability you will succeed in doing it..." -Henry Maudslay-
Re: Disc brakes for 3/4, 1, 1.5, and 2 ton trucks
Grigg #1060091 Sat Oct 04 2014 04:05 AM
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I am finding RV's but most have A arm front suspension. Looking at a early Kodiak 10 lug axle tomorrow. Since P30's seem to be in scrap heaven.

Re: Disc brakes for 3/4, 1, 1.5, and 2 ton trucks
Grigg #1060156 Sat Oct 04 2014 02:55 PM
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Most all of the Chevy/GMC RV's I find are A arm style. Still looking but starting to look out of state (desperate).
I found a Kodiak axle and was wondering if I could cut off the end of that axle and weld it on to mine. Can that be done safely?

Re: Disc brakes for 3/4, 1, 1.5, and 2 ton trucks
67C50Pickup #1068430 Sat Nov 15 2014 12:41 AM
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I know at one point in this conversation you guys were talking about bearings. I found this on another site:

"I finally found some for the 3/4 ton and 1 ton trucks.
On Chevofthe40s.com
Part #909025R(outer)
#909026R(Inner)
I contacted customer service and they assured me that these were taper roller bearing replacements for the 3/4 ton and 1 ton trucks.

Take it for what its worth...Let me know if anyone has tried these bearings.
Nate
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Re: Disc brakes for 3/4, 1, 1.5, and 2 ton trucks
Grigg #1068432 Sat Nov 15 2014 12:43 AM
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OK, well maybe I should have checked the site before I posted. It's not there any longer but maybe someone could cross reference the part numbers???
Nate

Re: Disc brakes for 3/4, 1, 1.5, and 2 ton trucks
Grigg #1068436 Sat Nov 15 2014 01:32 AM
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I installed the tapered bearings when I did the disc brake upgrade on my 1 Ton. I can't compare any difference since I never drove my truck prior.


Wayne

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Re: Disc brakes for 3/4, 1, 1.5, and 2 ton trucks
Nate_L #1068514 Sat Nov 15 2014 12:13 PM
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Nate,
Here is the correct link to Chevs of the 40's
https://www.chevsofthe40s.com

I bought mine from them for my 1951 GMC 1 ton and they appear to be good quality bearings, I am probably going to instal them this winter. P/N are 909026R and 909025R.

Dave


1966 Chevrolet Caprice 2 Door Hardtop (396 Big Block)
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Re: Disc brakes for 3/4, 1, 1.5, and 2 ton trucks
5 Window 9434 #1068593 Sun Nov 16 2014 02:12 AM
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Dave,
Thanks for the info. Wow, I did not realize how much those bearings are! Glad to know that they are available because that has been a huge portion of the discussion for switching to disc front brakes.
Nate

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