This conversion works for three reasons:
You do not need to change your tie rods to the inverted "Y" system
like you do with some other conversions. Since you are using Ford
hubs, stock Ford wheels can be used.
- The Chevy spindles will bolt directly
onto the Ford Bronco Dana 44 front axle
- The Ford hubs and wheel
bearings will work on the Chevy spindles
- The Ford rotors work with
the Chevy calipers
It is recommended that you read both Ford and Chevy manuals about
their front hub assemblies and brake systems before starting so
everything makes sense. Use new parts whenever possible. Some used
parts are OK, but that is your call and a cost/benefit decision.
Systems do not get any more important than front hub and brake
assemblies, especially with those big 33x12.5 tires on a 20+ year old
Note: Use new bolts, nuts, and mounting hardware. Be sure to use at
least a grade 5 and preferably a grade 8. Remember, we're talking about
your life depending on the brakes being functional.
The Bronco should have a Dana 44 front axle. If you have an earlier
Bronco with the Dana 30, you might want to replace it anyway. When
you do this conversion, especially if you have to install a new Dana
44, you should consider replacing the ball joints, bearings, and
seals. If you can afford it (and want to) this is also the time to
install a new TrakLok or locker since you will have the front end
apart. All Ford parts can come from a '76-79 Ford Bronco or 1/2 ton
4x4 truck, unless otherwise specified.