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1950 Chevy Suburban Buildup - Project Sublime

Part 2: Chassisworks/Wilwood Brake System

Bob Ryder
Aug 1, 2010
Photographers: Bob Ryder
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.
Photo 2/17   |   1950 Chevy Suburban Buildup wilwood Brakes
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.
Photo 3/17   |   1950 Chevy Suburban Buildup rendering
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.
Photo 17/17   |   An overall view of the completed front and rear Chassisworks/Wilwood disc brake assemblies.
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Time Spent Working: 4 Hours
Degree Of Difficulty: Beginner
Tools Needed:
Wheel bearing grease, Loctite, wheel bearing seal tool, ball-peen hammer, 1/2-inch deep six-point socket, 5/16-inch Allen socket
Parts Used:
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
Total: $2,518.00
(prices from chassisworks.com, not including parking brake cables)

Sources

Wilwood Engineering
Camarillo, CA 93012
805-388-1188
www.wilwood.com
Chris Alston's Chassisworks
Sacramento, CA 95828
916-635-6751
www.cachassisworks.com
Ironworks Speed & Kustom
Bakersfield, CA 93308
661-399-8999
www.ironworksspeedandkustom.com

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