Blazer brakes dust shield and hose questions.

TURNA

TURNA

Rocket Powered Basset Hound
Jul 24, 2009
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Socialist NY
Warning: Just leave your stock factory G body brake hose brackets installed. The Blazer brackets contacted my 15" wheels at close to full steering lock! I re-installed the G Body Brackets and problem solved!

I think you are the only one that ever had that issue.

What is your wheel backspace?
 
TURNA

TURNA

Rocket Powered Basset Hound
Jul 24, 2009
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Socialist NY
Will hose brackets from a 4WD Blazer work? The brake set I bought did not have the frame hose brackets, and 2WD Blazers are scarce in my area. None of the local junkyards have 2WD models.

I believe so as long as they point downward like in my picture
 
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1KWIKSIX

Greasemonkey
Jun 26, 2017
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I think you are the only one that ever had that issue.

What is your wheel backspace?

Wheels were stock factory Buick Grand National Steel Wheels 15" x 7" with 3.75" backspacing.
 
abbey castro

abbey castro

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Oct 31, 2015
28
13
Harker Hts TX
I have done this conversion.
1. The same year Blazer 2 wheel Drive brake hoses are a direct fit, no mods required. NO adapters or brackets needed. I have pics picture if anyone say other wise.
2. The dust shields are not needed. At first I did not have them and everything fit. I decided to buy new ones at Rock Auto and put them in strictly for appearance sake.
3. Rears done too w/ F Body Disk Brake proportioning valve (2002 Camaro Brakes)
 

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Longroof79

Longroof79

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Oct 14, 2008
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Gainesville, Fl
At first I had a bit of a clearance issue turning the wheels to lock on one side. I also used the Blazer hose brackets. I had to bend them in a bit to make sure they fit right against the frame. I also used the braided Russell brake hoses which are thinner than the Blazer or G-body hoses. They seem to conform well, but I'm not thrilled with their fittings. The stock Blazer fittings seem to feature a lock system (against the caliper) that helps retain them from turning.
One bracket scraped against the tire. No clearance issues with my 15" steel rims.
 
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1KWIKSIX

Greasemonkey
Jun 26, 2017
133
43
Wheels were stock factory Buick Grand National Steel Wheels 15" x 7" with 3.75" backspacing.
Just wanted to clarify my statement: The blazer bracket contacted the side wall of my tire at full lock , not the steel rim.
 
TURNA

TURNA

Rocket Powered Basset Hound
Jul 24, 2009
10,062
113
Socialist NY
I have this on both my Malibu and Cutlass with zero issues
 
Longroof79

Longroof79

Rocket Powered Basset Hound
Oct 14, 2008
10,491
113
Gainesville, Fl
Just wanted to clarify my statement: The blazer bracket contacted the side wall of my tire at full lock , not the steel rim.
One of mine also contacted the sidewall of one tire. After taking the wheel off, that's when i noticed that the brackets stuck out a bit. I then removed them and bent them closer to the frame. Seems like no more issues with tire scrub.
 
ItsnotaGN

ItsnotaGN

G-Body Guru
May 28, 2016
662
93
Colorado
Went to the pick and pull yesterday, got my calipers of a 4wd blazer, with brackets they cost me a whopping $22 bucks. I didn't bring a socket to get the hub nut off, so no dust shields. Rockauto lists the dust shields for $33 bucks apiece, Mr. Cheap will be revisiting the boneyard for the dust shields today.
 

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