I know we've all seen emails about this conversion on the list in the
but I have a new take on it. Is the P-series truck from later GM trucks a
suitable donor for disc brakes? Can the whole axle be swapped out? Can the
backing plates be moved over to the original solid axle on my '50 1-ton?
I've gone so far as to measure the axle of a P-series delivery truck, and
know that the distance from backing plate to backing plate is roughly 65
inches. Is this close to the axle width of a 1-ton solid axle?
I know that the P-series trucks normally come with 10-lug rotors. I am
hoping there is a 8-lug hub and rotor out of another vehicle that will swap
in place of the 10-lug setup. But, before I get too involved looking into
rotors, I would like to know if anyone has tried the P-series solid axle
sway to gain disc brakes. The truck I measured was a mid eighties 1-ton,
but I am told even the newer P-series (parcel delivery) trucks have similar
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