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I need rear disk brake info...

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JoshA, Aug 6, 2001.

  1. JoshA

    JoshA 1/2 ton status

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    I just replaced the rear-end in my '93 Z-28 and it has rear disk brakes. I now have all of the brake hardware from the rear-end that I removed and I was thinking of trying to use it on my '72 blazer. I have everything (calipers,e-brake lines, axle mounts, ect..) so it looks like it would be fairly simple. I've never done anything like this before but it seems to me that all I would need is to weld the mounts from the cars axle to the truck axle, get rotors with 6 lug holes (vs. 5) and a new perportioning (sp?) valve and mount it up. am I right? I'd like some info from someone who has done this before. I might also be interested in selling all of the hardware if I don't have the time to do it myself.

    '72 blazer 9" lift YOKO mudders 35x12.50 350/sm465/3.73 UTAH
     
  2. Burt4x4

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    Steve Chin did some custome rear brakes. I can't remember but I know he has it on his web site www.geocities.com/baja/5099
     
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    I don't think that the Gen3 F-car rear calipers will allow a thick enough rotor to be shoved between the pads. I'm using '79-'85 Eldorado/'80-'85 Seville rear calipers. I don't like the brackets I'm using for the calipers because they were designed for GM mid-size front brakes (mount the calipers at an angle, where the E-car calipers want to be mounted directly behind the rear axle). I had to build custom parking brake cables. The rear brakes use a modified GM rotor. I got the kit from TSM.
     
  4. JoshA

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    thanks for the info steve. can you give me some contact information for TSM, thanks...

    '72 blazer 9" lift YOKO mudders 35x12.50 350/sm465/3.73 UTAH
     
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    71RestoRod 1/2 ton status

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    Josh,

    These guys are local to me. I have found them to be really friendly, helpful and super knowledgable. I happend to have the contact info on my computer...

    Streetrod Manufacturing (TSM)
    4321 E Willow Creek Rd
    Castle Rock, CO 80104-9766
    (303) 688-6882
     
  6. JoshA

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    thanks for the info...

    '72 blazer 9" lift YOKO mudders 35x12.50 350/sm465/3.73 UTAH
     

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