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#378784 - Fri Feb 22 2008 07:33 PM First year for disc brakes on GMC?  
George Grenley  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 155
Pleasanton CA
So I've been searching a bit to see what year GMC switched to front discs on the trucks. It seems to be 1970, but I'm not certain. Can anyone confirm this? I drive hilly country; discs are nice.

Thanks!
George



#378821 - Fri Feb 22 2008 09:54 PM Re: First year for disc brakes on GMC? [Re: George Grenley]  
Wrenchbender Ret.  Offline
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Lenexa Ks.
1971


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#378843 - Fri Feb 22 2008 11:03 PM Re: First year for disc brakes on GMC? [Re: Wrenchbender Ret.]  
53moneypit  Offline
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Smallville IN
1999 for 4 wheel disc on new model 1500 FWIW.


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#378863 - Sat Feb 23 2008 12:03 AM Re: First year for disc brakes on GMC? [Re: 53moneypit]  
OldSub  Offline
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My understanding is that in '71 disks became optional and in '72 became standard.


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#378898 - Sat Feb 23 2008 01:27 AM Re: First year for disc brakes on GMC? [Re: OldSub]  
George Grenley  Offline
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Thanks. So far I am finding 69s and 72s for sale. I'll ask the sellers.

George



#378928 - Sat Feb 23 2008 02:36 AM Re: First year for disc brakes on GMC? [Re: George Grenley]  
LONGBOX55  Offline
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Front disk brakes were std equipment on all light duty (1/2-1 ton) GM trucks in '71. Dodge and ford only offered them as an option.


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#378944 - Sat Feb 23 2008 03:02 AM Re: First year for disc brakes on GMC? [Re: George Grenley]  
HevyHauler  Offline
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My 71 one ton has disk fronts if that helps


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#379102 - Sat Feb 23 2008 05:08 PM Re: First year for disc brakes on GMC? [Re: HevyHauler]  
bigbadswingdaddy  Offline
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I don't believe it woulf be a difficult conversion if you found a truck without them. But it would probably be eazier to find a truck that already has them.

John



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