Converting a six-lug ’67-’71 Chevy to a five-lug
If you went out looking for rims 20 years ago, you would’ve had a hard time finding six-lug wheels. Sure, they existed, but the offsets were weird, and the styles often ran secondary to their more popular five-lug cousins. Then Chevy came out with a six-lug truck in 1999 and the game changed. But there are still those of us that prefer five-lug wheels because we want a clean five-spoke design. And if you’re one of those folks and you have a 1967-1971 Chevy C-10, then swapping over gives you another advantage: disc brakes.
Drum brakes suck. If you want to upgrade to a more modern system and get a five-on-five bolt pattern in the process, then you’re in luck: CPP has a kit to make your dreams come true. You can convert all four wheels to disc brakes if you like, or just keep the rears drum and convert the fronts to discs—your call.
In this case, the victim was a 1969 C-10 that was undergoing a short bed conversion. The owner wanted to get into some nicer wheels than he was finding. Plus, he knew that disc brakes are the safer choice. He still wanted drums out back, but if you want discs then know that CPP makes a kit for you, too.
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