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g-body brakes for conversion

Postby duckblaster67 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:05 am

I was on the V8 Monza site looking at his vehicle list for the 5 lug conversion and it said 79-87 g-bodies. Aren't the 78s the same???
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Re: g-body brakes for conversion

Postby cosvega76 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:46 am

'78s are pretty much the same, they just use a rotor with a different outer bearing. It is the only "metric A"/G body that uses standard wheel studs instead of metric.

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Re: g-body brakes for conversion

Postby Monza Harry » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:53 am

duckblaster67 wrote: Aren't the 78s the same???

I don't know for sure but I thought those were always lumped together in product listings, with that in mind so is the '75 Monza with the rest of the '75 H-Body vehicles ['78 was also the first year of that style G-Body], and around here we all know that the first year had/has some anomalies, so maybe some one with more familiarity filtered from that list(?). Not an answer but now you have another avenue of investigation. Also the S-10 spindle is claimed by most Not All to be the same as above mentioned G-Body parts,[the few non believers claim the steering arms are a different length/Ackerman angle, This seems plausible, but the "S" trucks are a bunch of different lengths and the factory uses the same spindles across the board. The G-Body length is similar to the shortest Gen I "S" truck although a "hair" :lol: wider] so with out an intense side by side comparison, an actual definitive answer maybe a while off! :? :( Harry
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cosvega76 wrote:'78s are pretty much the same, they just use a rotor with a different outer bearing. It is the only "metric A"/G body that uses standard wheel studs instead of metric.

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"Hair Trigger Finger" Chuck that is great info to share with us Thanx!!!!! Chuck cut a better "Light" with his "POST" button finger :rolleyes:
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Re: g-body brakes for conversion

Postby cosvega76 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:45 am

Monza Harry wrote:"Hair Trigger Finger" Chuck that is great info to share with us Thanx!!!!! Chuck cut a better "Light" with his "POST" button finger :rolleyes:
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Harry,

I found about about that rotor with the first S-10 spindle conversion I did on the Vega. I still have the rotors (drilled & slotted) and the spindles & calipers if you know of anyone that could use them.


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Re: g-body brakes for conversion

Postby Monza Harry » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:52 pm

Check Your inbox. Harry
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Re: g-body brakes for conversion

Postby duckblaster67 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:02 am

Great info as always! Thanks guys! :th:
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Re: g-body brakes for conversion

Postby duckblaster67 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:35 am

So can the '78 G-body assembly be used with the different outside bearing, or does that make it impossible?
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