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Re: [oletrucks] Disk brake problem

To: "oletrucks" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Disk brake problem
From: "Claude" <cramey@n-link.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 16:28:57 -0500
My '59 only has the inside threads with a groove on the outside. It just
sticks thru the frame and is held in place by a square clip that snaps in
the groove. This is how the old ones were and the replacements matched it.
There's actually 2 clips. One on the outside of the frame ( kind of a C
clip) and one on the inside ( a flat spring type clip that slides on).


----- Original Message -----
From: "Hanlon, Bill" <Bill.Hanlon@COMPAQ.com>
To: "oletrucks" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2000 3:25 PM
Subject: [oletrucks] Disk brake problem

> I am in the process of installing a front disk brake kit on
> my (according to VIN plate) '57 GMC 1/2 ton.
> The "frame end" of front drum brake hoses currently on the
> truck mount to the frame by passing through the frame and
> having a 5/8" nut attach from the inside of the frame.  So
> the "frame end" of the hose is threaded on the outside to
> accept this nut as well as on the inside to accept the male
> metal brake line (3/16 NPT if I remember right) that comes
> from the master cylinder.
> The replacement hoses sent by my supplier of the
> brake kit have only the inside thread.  The kit claims
> to be for a 47-59.  When I asked the supplier to
> look at one of his regular drum type replacement
> hoses for a 57 he says the "frame" end is identical
> to the disk brake hose.  However, when he pulled a
> drum brake hose for a 55-2 through 56 the "frame"
> end of the hose was like the one on my "57".
> Have any of you installed disk brakes on the front of
> a 55-2/56 with any luck?  If so, did you run into this
> problem?  If so, what did you do about it?
> Could one of you with 57-59 trucks take a look at
> the manner of attaching the front brake hose to the
> line coming from the master cylinder?  Is there some
> kind of brass fitting inside the frame that somehow
> bolts to the frame to prevent the hose from rattling
> around?  Please describe the connection from the
> front hose to the rest of the system.
> As always, thanks for your expertise.
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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