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Power brakes & gas tank
#769913 January 19th 2021 10:44 pm
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My 73 g10 only has a master cylinder. No booster. What do I need to convert it to power brakes? Do they sell conversion kits or do I need to pull from a junk yard.


I’d like to drop my tank and clean it or better option is to buy a new one. Do they make reproduction gas tanks?

1973 Chevrolet G10
1969 El Camino
1969 Chevelle
Long Beach, California
Re: Power brakes & gas tank
MoeB #770400 January 30th 2021 12:10 am
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I'm honestly not sure what all would be needed to swap to power brakes, but I'm sure someone here has done it. Probably pull from another year G10, but I wouldn't have the slightest as to which years. I doubt a car or truck booster would work as a direct fit because of the difference in firewall angles, but you could probably modify one to work if you're talented with that sort of stuff. If you find something in a scrap yard, don't forget to grab the proportioning valve.

As for the gas tank, I've searched all over the net and don't see any for a 73, everything is for 1st GEN or 77+. You might be able to easily modify a 77+, but then you'd get into a different sending unit. White vinegar is my go-to rust remover, but there are all sorts of methods for de-rusting tanks out there. Good luck.

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