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Old May 25th, 2021, 09:46 PM
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Default Re: 63(may be '62) Build

GMC drums are NOT the same as Chevrolet. Way to many suppliers group these together as one of the same - which there are lots of difference from the turn- signal switch to the radiator support and more.
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Old June 3rd, 2021, 06:26 PM
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THIS IS TRUE, NOT THE Same i used jeep wagoneer drums drilled out the 6 holes to 1/2 and had to open up the center hole bigger with a hole saw, if your interested i can go into more detail how to do it, i did 2 trucks like this worked great
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Old June 5th, 2021, 10:41 PM
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Yes, I'd be interested in the details. My studs are close to 9/16 (at the base - knurl)
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Old June 11th, 2021, 05:09 AM
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Default Re: 63(may be '62) Build

For the rear brake drums I used Centric Part 123.66003 they have fins and fit over the backing plate and still fit the stock rims. Just drill out the stud holes to 9/16. No need to open up the center hole.
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Old June 13th, 2021, 12:21 PM
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Thanks for the information! I'm currently using the drums I bought, and will inspect them after a few miles. If the shoes don't contact completely now I have the solution!
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