How to convert 60-66 chevy trucks to disc brakes?

There is an article on sale on ebay that describes how to convert the front drum brakes of 60-66 chevy pickups to newer disk brakes. They claim to use all hardware from other model trucks so no need to buy any brand new parts…just a junkyard visit. Does anyone know how and what parts are needed to do this?

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3 Responses to How to convert 60-66 chevy trucks to disc brakes?

  1. Deadflowers97ss October 16, 2010 at 10:36 pm #

    i had a 67 chevy longbed that was very early produced and put disk brakes on it, go to the junkyard and get 73 to 79 disk brake front end, just swap the front end parts and use the 72 master cyl and lines. they worked for mine. you can go even further and swap the front crossmember but there is a few holes you have to redrill to do that. pretty easy swap. what helped me figure that out was looking at a company’s catalogue called brothers chevy parts, dont remember the website but they looked exactly like my 73 chev truck frontend, hope that helps

  2. racer123 October 16, 2010 at 10:36 pm #

    The entire braking system has to be replaced and can be done so with a good donor truck that has this system in place. Yes the proper spindle and caliper can be farmed from later versions,but, it will only offer factory performance and be wholly insuficient for heavy-duty use. The dual-master cylinder is a step-up for safety and if this is your concern,be happy to get this upgrade. If you want to tow a sizable load or exceed 145mph.-you must look at larger capacity systems with real performance attributes and sincere grades. The after-market industry is ready to ship all you need,in this regard.

  3. 69canam October 16, 2010 at 10:36 pm #

    There are aftermarket parts companies that sell kits for the conversion.
    Pick up a copy of Classic Trucks magazine, and you will find adds for them.
    Year One
    Paddock Parts
    are some, but there are many.