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Disk Brakes for a chevy 12 bolt?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by HarryL, May 11, 2002.

  1. HarryL

    HarryL 1/2 ton status

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    Just wondering if anyone has converted a stock rear 12 bolt to disk brakes and how it was done. Is there a kit from a manufacturer for sale, or was it a deal with cadillac rotors, ford calipers, MG bolts, toyota nuts, etc......

    Your comments are appreciated

    Thanks,

    HarryL
     
  2. Triaged

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    Steve_Chin has done it. He has a write up on it on his website. I don't happen to have a link for you but if you PM him he'll give it to you.
     
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    I got the same setup that Steve Chin is using. It was made by TSM, a little pricy but good quality.

    ARQ.
     
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    I used the TSM setup also but without the E brake, it's a little cheaper that way. I'm using a line lock instead. Installation was easier than I thought it would be, the kit is all bolt on. On second thought, I did weld on the bracket that holds the brake lines for the rear calipers. I think it cost me about $400 for everything.
    Jeff
     
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    Hey you guys using the TSM kit...did you swap out the
    M/C or prop. valve or did you use the orig. one that came with the truck?
     
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    it'd be better to swap it. i have one, i just have not put it in.

    ARQ.
     
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    I used the original master and I haven't installed my new prop valve yet. I was gonna go without the new prop valve but my rear tires are locking up a little before the fronts so Im putting it in.
    Jeff
     
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    I 've got a prop. valve from an 84 Eldorado(same car I took the rear calipers off of)That should do right?
    You can see some pic's of what I've done so far in my rear disc brake conversion in my "CK5 pic's" in my sig.
     

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