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04-21-2001, 02:29 PM
Could someone tell me why the wheel cylinders are so hard to obtain? I had to have them shipped in at $75 a piece. In 1986 I had them all replaced for $35 each installed. Aren't all chevy wheel cylinders from that time interchangeble?

04-21-2001, 05:35 PM
What year van ?...I changed mine (66 CargoVan) in November 00 and bought all the wheel cylinders from NAPA at an average of $39.00 each...Mike

04-22-2001, 02:02 PM
I have a 1967 108 wheelbase

04-22-2001, 02:09 PM
You should have shopped around more for those wheel cylinders. The 67-70 cylinders are not that expensive. The 64-66 wheel cylinders on the other hand... well, I'm just going to keep re-honing them as long as I can get away with it.

04-23-2001, 03:10 PM
Well, I kow I'll probably end up paying for it later (with my life), but I just replaced both front cylinders on my '68 with exact duplicates that Autozone carries in-stock, $9.99 each.

NAPA offered to special order them for me at $39.99 each.

04-23-2001, 05:07 PM
Really now, it's just a cast iron tube with 2 ports and a double piston and seals. How bad could it be?

04-23-2001, 05:43 PM
I just purchased mine for $33 Canadian at Canadian Tire in Red Deer, Alberta. And I bet they'd mail them to you for a whole lot less than $75. They had a good stock of them.


04-23-2001, 07:59 PM
I also forgot to mention that the NAPA wheel cylinders are a lifetime free replacement part....Maybe why they cost a little more...Anything that I have bought at Autozone or Parts America have been quality (usually re-boxed) parts with some type of warranty....Mike

04-27-2001, 07:59 AM
Thanks for the feedback guys, I guess I shouldn't have jumped the gun, and shopped around some more. Good thing I just got two for the rear, when I replace the frount I will definately not get burned for a second time. Also I will check on this site for future parts advice. Glad I found it. I'm glad I found some fellow vanners that share in my interests!