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Old 06-14-2012, 04:21:39 PM   #136
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Well apparently my lug nuts are not correct for my wheels. I never
noticed this as apparently the axle flange held the wheel centered.
When I got home I checked one of the lug nuts in the wheel and I
have as much play in the hole as I have slop in the wheel, so I have
the correct lug nuts ordered and will keep fingers crossed...
Thanks for the help, I'll post how it turns out

that type of lug nut is common for aftermarket mags, if you ar running centerlines, it is possible you need the short shank version (~.5 inch long) as the width of the wheel where the stud goes through is less than others.

something like these http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-LUG-NUTS-...sories&vxp=mtr
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:38:42 AM   #137
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Anyone have updated PN's on the backing plates assemblies or are they discontinued? I see some of the individual parts are still available but am looking for the assembly.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:16:23 PM   #138
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I would go to the local junk yard
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:27:21 AM   #139
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Anyone have updated PN's on the backing plates assemblies or are they discontinued? I see some of the individual parts are still available but am looking for the assembly.

Search "s-10 backing plates" on Amazon.com in the automotive section, if you want just the cast backing plates. As for the whole assembly...chk the junkyard.

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Old 01-28-2013, 09:01:01 AM   #140
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yeah, I found the backing plates on Rock Auto. Looking for the assemblies they used to sell as a unit.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:35:06 PM   #141
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Went to the salvage yard today, they finally have enough of these SUV's there to make a complete swap. Scored everything right down to the brake lines and bolts, except the pads and rotors for $35. Best deal i've gotten in a loooong time. i am collecting parts, soon i hope to assemble a car. the tub has been on the rotisserie for 2 months. i know this swap will eliminate the dreaded brake fade of drum brakes, but can any of you guys report on any braking performance improvement related to this conversion?
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:15:58 PM   #142
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Went to the salvage yard today, they finally have enough of these SUV's there to make a complete swap. Scored everything right down to the brake lines and bolts, except the pads and rotors for $35. Best deal i've gotten in a loooong time. i am collecting parts, soon i hope to assemble a car. the tub has been on the rotisserie for 2 months. i know this swap will eliminate the dreaded brake fade of drum brakes, but can any of you guys report on any braking performance improvement related to this conversion?

The s10 setup is great. I have had no issues and they gave been trouble free. I still haven't found a buget friendly solution to the e brake cables though
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:57:36 PM   #143
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The s10 setup is great. I have had no issues and they gave been trouble free. I still haven't found a buget friendly solution to the e brake cables though

i have the factory e-brake cables and i hope i can adapt them to a Lokar lever style hand pull setup next to the center console. i hated the factory e-brake pedal position in my last 2nd gen.(always got in the way of my big feet), i did'nt use it much because it was an automatic, and where i live is basically flat. this build will be a 6-speed T56 so i'll probably use it more often. if all else fails, i'll use Lokar cables to adapt it.
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:02:57 PM   #144
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I used the Lokar cables and and a 4th-gen handbrake for mine, too. I never liked the ebrake pedal either so I never even tried it.

Will the OEM Blazer cables not work? They are a foot pedal like the 2nd-gens...
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:17:36 PM   #145
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I used the Lokar cables and and a 4th-gen handbrake for mine, too. I never liked the ebrake pedal either so I never even tried it.

Will the OEM Blazer cables not work? They are a foot pedal like the 2nd-gens...


i must apologize for not giving you props earlier and commend you for a great how to post Woody. i kinda guessed that the cables wouldn't work for what i'm trying to accomplish. can you post more detailed picks of your e-brake setup. mostly want to see the underside of the car since i know by now all the interior is finished and dressed. my goal is to mount the hand-brake lever on the floor under my right leg, but i haven't gotten any further than the thought process. haven't done any calcs or rough-ins yet. i'm still in the gathering stage and the body is on the rotisserie.

OKay Woody, i took another look at your Motortopia pics and saw your setup. thanks

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Old 11-30-2013, 03:37:15 PM   #146
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Does anyone know if the Astro Van rear brakes are the same as the S10 Blazer stuff?
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:03:50 AM   #147
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Check Rock Auto.com they have an interactive catalog that will let you click on the part number and that shows a "buyer's guide" that will give you a cross-over list.

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Old 01-31-2014, 04:43:57 PM   #148
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Doing this swap and ended up buying calipers without pads. Was going to pick up the Hawk pads Woody lists in post #1 but want to match to my front pads. Summit shows two pad numbers for the Hawk LTS pads for '71 Camaro. Which to get?
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