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Swap drum brakes on '70 D44 for disc brakes from '76 D44?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Zeus33rd, Apr 17, 2002.

  1. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Swap drum brakes on \'70 D44 for disc brakes from \'76 D44?

    I've been talkin with Tmanofcali about a D44 and a 12 bolt he has with 3.73's from a '70 K5. What is involved in converting the drums on the '70 D44 to disc using the parts from my '76 D44? Is it a direct bolt on thing? Or is there anything else? I am need of a fix for my busted 12 bolt housing, and if I can fix that problem and get lowers gears at the same time, that would be cool. Have 3.08's now. Ugh. And the price is decent too. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Re: Swap drum brakes on \'70 D44 for disc brakes from \'76 D44?

    Just swap out the complete front axle for the other. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    Re: Swap drum brakes on \'70 D44 for disc brakes from \'76 D44?

    Everything will swap...just replace everything form the knuckles out...and take some pics for when someone else has this question.
     
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    Re: Swap drum brakes on \'70 D44 for disc brakes from \'76 D44?

    Thank you sir. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Re: Swap drum brakes on \'70 D44 for disc brakes from \'76 D44?

    You should PM 72 THING...he has done that conversion. Swapped everything from the spindles out. The knuckles had to be ground to clear the calipers. Seriously, PM him for all the details.
     
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    Re: Swap drum brakes on \'70 D44 for disc brakes from \'76 D44?

    And thank you sir. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     

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