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GMT400 Front End Rebuild Part 2

GMT400 Front End Rebuild (Part 2) #ETCGDadsTruck

This is (Episode 11) of the #ETCGDadsTruck Series.

Link to (Episode 12): Link posted when available

Link to (Episode 10): https://youtu.be/oKSW2BaUxFk

Link to (Full, [Part 1]&[Part 2]) version: https://www.ericthecarguy.com/exclusive-videos/73-exclusive-videos/2365-gmt400-front-end-rebuild-first-part-exclusive-video-etcgdadstruck

This video series will cover the complete rebuild of the front suspension, steering, and brakes on a GMT400 truck. These trucks ran from 1988-1998.

In this installment of the #ETCGDadsTruck series, I prep and paint the frame and also install new bushings in the control arms.

Camera: Brian Kast, Eric Cook

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SSBC Slotted Front Rotors and Pads: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/ssb-a2351003/overview/year/1990/make/chevrolet/model/c1500

SSBC (Expensive) Front Caliper Upgrade: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/ssb-a186-1

Russell Steel Braided Brake Lines: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/rus-672340/overview/

Bushing Kit: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/ens-3-18107g/overview/make/gmc/model/c1500

Lowering Kit 2” 4” **with 1” front rotors: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mmc-33135/overview/make/chevrolet/model/c1500/year/1990

Lowering Kit 2” 4” **with 1.25” front rotors: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mmc-33134/overview/year/1990/make/chevrolet/model/c1500/submodel/silverado

Front Shocks (you will need 2): https://www.summitracing.com/parts/bsn-24-016971/overview/year/1990/make/chevrolet/model/c1500

Stock Coil Springs: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/ado-45h0076/overview/year/1990/model/c1500

Complete Front End Kit: https://www.amazon.com/PartsW-Piece-Ball-Joints-Links/dp/B010VWJL6U/ref=sr_1_21?keywords=1990+c1500+upper+ball+joints&pd_rd_r=3f9361c9-63b5-4618-8b81-8a148cee024e&pd_rd_w=dVhRe&pd_rd_wg=f7naI&pf_rd_p=69d18130-6e8f-49ee-b708-7afee8d6d397&pf_rd_r=AK8TYPSNSP8V657R7G4W&qid=1555361811&s=automotive&sr=1-21&vehicle=1990-47-424-440---11-7---8-2---&vehicleName=1990+Chevrolet+C1500

Front Bearing and Seal Kit: https://www.am-autoparts.com/1990/GMC/C1500-Truck/Wheel-Bearing-Hub-Assemblies/AM-977465031/1110358.html?rawFit=1110358-1990&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxp6Nj__S4QIVDf_jBx1WwgyEEAkYCiABEgLQiPD_BwE

VHT Chassis Roll Bar Paint (Black): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CPAVI4/ref=b2b_gw_d_bia_4_p/138-7360854-8240723?ie=UTF8&pd_rd_r=22fbc0f9-b612-4469-9640-0372974a282c&pd_rd_w=jjcfG&pd_rd_wg=qnkzc&pf_rd_p=66759d4b-a04b-4a8a-9ffc-5f4128516147&pf_rd_r=W89C1BJ40XF42P93KEY9&refRID=1WZ20AXERSXMTH9MXP6Y

VHT Caliper Paint (Black): https://www.amazon.com/VHT-SP734-Gloss-Black-Caliper/dp/B01LW18ORI/ref=sr_1_10?keywords=vet+caliper+paint&qid=1555362314&s=automotive&sr=1-10


Spring Compressor: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/atd-tools-7549-coil-spring-compressor#oid=1002_1

Shane Craig’s Plug Kit: https://parts.cat.com/en/catcorp/shop-supplies/caps-and-plugs/9U-7075

Body Clip Tool: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/atd-tools-8576-3-pc-body-clip-removal-tool-set#oid=1002_1

Trusty Cook Hammers: https://trustycook.com

IR 3/8” Impact: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/ingersoll-rand-w5132-k12-iqv20-3-8-drive-impactool-bl2022-kit#oid=1002_1

Milwaukee 1/2” Impact: https://milwaukeetool.com/Products/Power-Tools/Fastening/Impact-Wrenches/2762-20

AP Saw: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/astro-pneumatic-930-air-saber-saw-with-5-piece-blade-set#oid=1002_1

Ball Joint Press Kit: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/astro-pneumatic-7897-ball-joint-service-tool-and-master-adapter-set#oid=1002_1

Air Hammer Kit: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/chicago-pneumatic-7150k-air-hammer-kit#oid=1002_1

Respirator: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/gerson-8311p-disposable-dual-cartridge-respirator-ov-p95-large#oid=1002_1

Ear Plugs: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/sas-safety-6101-corded-ear-plugs-with-case#oid=1002_1

Related Videos:

Introduction to #ETCGDadsTruck Build (Episode 1):

How To Paint Calipers:

How To Deal with “Spinning” Ball Joints:

How To Replace Brakes with Tapered Roller Bearings:

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