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rear drums...will they fit??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MITCH_89', Mar 1, 2003.

  1. MITCH_89'

    MITCH_89' Registered Member

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    Good morning all. Ill be putting my "new" 12-bolt in this weekend. The drums cant be turned due to wear, and new ones are 86 each. Will my 10-bolt drums fit? Thanks
     
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    MITCH_89' Registered Member

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    Anybody know???
     
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    45acpJr 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    They should be the same I believe the only difference is in the axle shafts, anyone wanna back me up?
     
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    Rolled 1/2 ton status

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    There were at least two different rear brake setups. I swapped a 12 in for my my stock 10 and the brakes were different. The 12 was from a 1978 and had the smaller drums and the 10 was from a 1987 and had much larger drums. I swapped the entire brake system from the 10 to the 12. I pulled the axles and switched the backing plates. Everything bolted up just fine.

    If the drums *look* the same then I would say they will work. The two I had were very different looking.
     
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    Thanks, I should know soon enough. Man I cant wait to see the difference in 2.73s and 3.73s!!! I know I will be much happier
     
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    yep, i put the old drums off my 87's 10 bolt onto my 79's 12 bolt diff that i put under the truck, and all the brake parts, less backing plates, left those on, and everything fit great /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif.

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