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Hot Rods FRONT DISC BRAKE KIT FOR 1946 CHEVY COUPE-6 LUG

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bullrunmotor, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. bullrunmotor
    Joined: Feb 6, 2011
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    bullrunmotor
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    from East Coast

    I'd like to convert my 46 Chevy coupe to front disc brakes but really want to keep my stock 16 in. 6 lug wheels. Anybody know of a kit that allows you to use your stock 6 lug wheels? Every kit I see makes you convert to 5 lugs. Thanks in advance
     
  2. catdad49
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    I know that there used to be kits for the 47-54 Chevy trucks, but I doubt the spindles are the same. Check Tucker's Classic Trucks, there may be others.
     
  3. bullrunmotor
    Joined: Feb 6, 2011
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    bullrunmotor
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    from East Coast

    Yeah-trucks are a whole different set up. I didn't want to convert to 15 in wheels. I'm even trying to find a narrow 5 lug 16 in wheel but will then carry 2 spares.
     
  4. The backside of the wheel (shape) is just as important as the spindle...your asking for the impossible
     
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  5. 24riverview
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    Back in the 70's before non ford kits were available I made my own rotors by putting the rotor from a 1970 Impala (they were 2 piece) on the backside of a 53-54 Chevy hub (I wanted 5 bolt). No machine work was involved, the studs held them together. No problems with original ball bearings either in almost 40 years. Made our own caliper brackets though.
    I wonder if the same wouldn't be possible for you using 1970 K10 rotors?
    https://www.autozone.com/brakes-and-traction-control/brake-rotor/chevrolet/k10
    What wbrw32 said is important though, you may want to find someone with a 70 K10 (not sure how many years were the same) to test fit your wheel to before this. Older wheels usually won't clear the caliper.
     
  6. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
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    You could possibly try adapting rotors from 6 lug small Japanese pickups but of course try your wheel on to see if it clears.
     
  7. Król
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    Try ECI. Don't know if stock rims will clear?
     

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