Trucks have always been good for haulin' stuff around for us at our every whim and are still regrettably there for us when the inevitable friend needs help moving. Having owned half a dozen classic trucks of all makes and using some of them for several out-of-state moves of my own, I can safely say that the least impressive thing about all of them has been their lackluster stock brakes. Just when you think you got everything packed in there perfectly and couldn't be any smarter, you get to the bottom of the hill and start stompin' and sweatin'.
Luckily, I have lived to tell this tale, but let's try to avoid the situation all together which is easy to do today with all the bolt-on upgrade kits available from the ever-growing aftermarket. Rabb Sabin of Orange, California, shares my pain with his '72 F100. He got in touch with the folks over at Blue Oval Truck Parts and they sorted him out with Master Power Brakes' '65-72 Ford truck power disc brake kit to replace the stock drums up front. This is a complete bolt-on kit that includes almost everything you need except brake fluid and fits on the stock parts of your truck easily. All of the following can be done in the driveway on a Saturday.
Follow along and see what it takes, and then call or click both of these companies for all your truck's needs.