85 K20 front axle from the junkyard:
Removed what appeared to be new, yet rusty calipers & rotors
Found brand new bearings, apparently just recently greased
Whole axle stripped
8 lug hub parts salvaged
matching chevy stubs cleaned up
Near as i can tell, this whole axle was rebuilt and then the truck went to the junkyard. Everything looks brand new, even the pads, those aren't rusty and don't even show signs of wear. All the seals and dry rotted though from sitting so i ordered all new hub & spindle seals. New calipers too since theyre a whopping $19 each.
From there i moved on to modding a pair of knuckles off of an older bronco i got from another 'yard.
First ear cut off
Comparison of before and after:
And both knuckles done
Ive got like 6 boxes of parts still unopened in the garage, gotta go thru them tomorrow. Im going to bring the knuckles and the caliper brackets in to work to see if i can blast them and get em painted. Hoping next week i can start stripping the parts truck.