Custom truck enthusiasts are known to be dreamers, but the dream is not fulfilled until the unbelievable becomes a reality. Last month, we introduced our '50 Suburban "Sublime" project. In that issue, we visited Rodger Lee and his crew at Ironworks Speed & Kustom in Bakersfield, California. At that time, the incredible Chris Alston's Chassisworks g-Machine 2x4-inch full frame and suspension were assembled. It was now time to install a set of Chassisworks/Wilwood disc brakes onto the top-notch chassis.
With camera in hand, we returned to Ironworks Speed & Kustom for the second part of "Sublime," where Jason Breed bolted on the 13-inch front and 11 3/4-inch rear disc brakes. The Chassisworks g-Street front disc brake assemblies consisted of bolted together billet aluminum hats and hubs. Out back, the rear brake system was set up with Wilwood's drum-type parking brake system and Wilwood's DynaPro black anodized forged billet aluminum, four-piston calipers. The brake lines, fittings, and Wilwood master cylinder will be installed at a later date.
Arriving at Ironworks Speed & Kustom, in Bakersfield, California, we set out all of the 'B
Starting with the front Wilwood brakes, Jason Breed used a 1/2-inch deep socket to secure
Next up, the Timken tapered wheel bearing races were pressed into the billet aluminum Wilw
The castle nuts were torqued to 12 lb-ft and then backed-off to "just loose," then handtig
It was now time to mount the Wilwood four-piston caliper to the bracket. Again, a 5/16-inc
After mounting the front Wilwood four-piston calipers to the Chassisworks mounting bracket
The front Chassisworks/Wilwood brake assemblies were now complete and we moved onto the re
Moser 31-spline rear axles and Wilwood 11 3/4-inch vented rotors were mated with Wilwood D
After installing the Timken tapered bearings onto the Moser axles, they were slid through
A pair of Wilwood 11 3/4-inch vented rear rotors were positioned onto the Moser 5 on 4 3/4
A set of Wilwood 7268 semi metallic brake pads were inserted into the four-piston calipers
After the Wilwood rear disc brake assemblies were completed, the Wilwood parking brake cab
The rear Wilwood brake system installation was now complete.
An overall view of the completed front and rear Chassisworks/Wilwood disc brake assemblies
FROM THE DRIVER SEAT
Project "Sublime" was not drivable at this point, so we couldn't perform a driving analysis of the Chassisworks/Wilwood brake system, but we look forward to coming to a halt as soon as the 'Burban is rolling.
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Time Spent Working: 4 Hours
Degree Of Difficulty: Beginner
Wheel bearing grease, Loctite, wheel bearing seal tool, ball-peen hammer, 1/2-inch deep six-point socket, 5/16-inch Allen socket
Chassisworks g-Street front 13-inch rotors, hats, hubs, Wilwood DynaPro four-piston calipers, and semi metallic brake pads $1,639.00
Chassisworks g-Machine rear brakes, Wilwood PN140-7140 11 3/4-inch rotors, Wilwood DynaPro four-piston calipers, and semi-metallic brake pads, also Wilwood drum style parking $679.00
(prices from chassisworks.com, not including parking brake cables)