If you had the experience to do this (customize from another vehicle)
you'd already have the answer. I'd guess your experience is maybe a
I doubt there is an easy swap. You didn't say if the truck is 4x4 or
just rear drive. If rear only, front disk conversions are a real
possibility. 4x4 and rear brakes are more work.
Were this me, I'd take some measurements of the front end spindle,
a-arms, and the like. Then start measureing stuff in the yard till
somethign is close. You'll possibly have to do welding. You will new a
new master cylinder (with vacuum assist if the old one didn't hvae
that), proportioning valve, and I'd strongly recommend new brake
lines. Disk brakes use higher line pressure than drums. Blow a front
brake line on something that old, and the rear brakes won't do much to
slow you down.
The best solution woudl be a kit. In the end a kit would be only
slightly more expensive and much safer.
Before you go to that much work, check this out.
ventilated drums -
high performance shoes -
You may be able to get a significant improvement in performance without
changing to discs.
Then again, if you're after looks rather than performance this won't help.
recommended by everyone that has actually done the conversion with
their kit at http://www.chevytalk.com 60-66 trucks forum - register
and ask around yourself. Good people over there. do a search also on
disc swaps once yer registered(it's free).
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it is very easy i just did my 66 it is the same truck as yours.anything
from 67-72 will work.the only thing you will have to replace is your
balljoints and tierods with the 67-72 stuff.the 67-72 spindals and
everthing will work.the best new kit is from early classic total price
including shipping is about 950 dollars but it is worth it.parts you need
are from 67-72 trucks.
Find a wrecked 70 series truck, I used a 79 for my 63, Bolts right in there
and works great, I have pwr steering and bower disc brakes. I had a
professional mechanic to the swap for me. there is minimal customizing req'd
to mount the steering box and such.
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