anyone know the easiest way to go from 6 lug to 5 lug with front disc brakes on a 63 C-10 without blowing your budget?
How much is your budget?... If you only have a few bucks, its gonna be kind of tough. Are you talking junkyard, yard sale, or a good source for discount new parts?
Just wondering about what mite work without getting a new kit I have an 1980 chevy and a 1981 would one of thier frontends work?
Yeah, you can do that. You'll have to install the complete front cross-member from the '80 or the '81. Its been years since I did one that way, but if memory serves me well almost every bolt-hole will line up, then you'll have to drill a couple of new holes. We used to make that swap all the time on '60- 66... Wait a minute, maybe I'm full of crap. We used to use a '72 C-10 front crossmember with disc brakes. Nope, wait. its all coming back to me, I put a '62 C-10 on the cover of CCT "Stovebolt '62" that had a '73 crossmember installed with CPP brakes.Ah, go ahead and try it, what's to lose?
I was searching the web today and it amazes me how many people dnt know what the are talking about. There's so many people that claim they have a certain year of vehicle and they can't be further off. There's a guy on you tube with a black c-10 that he claims is a 63, and someone even corrected him and he wanted to argue the fact. Just amuses me how people dnt even know what vehicle they have.
Gotta be careful I will argue with you all day. My F100 is a 1970 but I have done it in all 1967. Anyway back to the question in hand. While I have no answer concerning the drums I will say you most likely have a 34" wide frame. The '03-'11 Crown Vic IFS is an almost completely bolt in. Very little fab work involved. You get 12" rotors, dual piston calipers, pwr close ratio rack & pinion steering and a handling pkg. Eaton Detroit makes 1" & 1 1/2" drop springs. Awesome swap for the money. If you want more info let me know. The end bolt circle is 5x4.5