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Username Post: Front drum, '50 3100        (Topic#348061)
emdog 
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11-05-17 02:25 PM - Post#2713351    

Who would steal one front drum when two are sitting there?! So, now I need one, maybe even bearings and washer if possible. Only needs to be a roller. $? Thx



 
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Mike JW 
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11-05-17 04:10 PM - Post#2713360    
    In response to emdog

I have two from a 1951 backing plates, bearings, linings, with the drums. Yours for the price of shipping I'm in CA



 
emdog 
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11-05-17 11:54 PM - Post#2713397    
    In response to Mike JW

Ahhh, thx. Bolts/spacers n all? Weight of one so that I can check shipping to VA, bec I need em before Sat

Thx again



 
Mike JW 
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11-06-17 05:11 PM - Post#2713500    
    In response to emdog

About 40lbs, but not sure I can get it done by Sat.



 
Gene_Schneider 
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11-07-17 11:41 AM - Post#2713582    
    In response to Mike JW

The 1950 and 1951 1/2 ton brakes are COMPLETELY different.

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Mike JW 
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11-07-17 05:34 PM - Post#2713613    
    In response to Gene_Schneider

Thanks Gene that will save everybody a lot of trouble. I take it the 50 truck had Huck brakes.



 
Bel Air kiwi 
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11-08-17 04:46 PM - Post#2713702    
    In response to Mike JW

Hey Gene, Does it work if he swaps both fronts over backing plates and all. I did the Bendix conversion on my 48 using 53-4 front axle complete as I also wanted the later shocks, but I understand you can do it just at the backing plate level?
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raycow 
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11-09-17 11:29 AM - Post#2713789    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

  • Bel Air kiwi Said:
.....I did the Bendix conversion on my 48 using 53-4 front axle complete as I also wanted the later shocks, but I understand you can do it just at the backing plate level?.....


Kiwi, you shouldn't need to swap the axle, but you do need to swap the steering knuckle. This is because the Huck backing plate "wraps around" the kingpin, and the Bendix backing plate is relatively flat in this area. You also have to swap the hub and drum for the same reason. The web of the Huck drum is "coned" and the web of the Bendix drum is flat or nearly so. If you still have your old parts, this difference will be evident upon comparison.

On passenger cars with knee action and Huck brakes, the drum webs are flat. I have used Bendix drums on these cars (keeping the Huck brakes) by opening up the center hole and machining the rib or flange on the open side of the drum if it interfered with the backing plate. Obviously, this is not an authorized swap, and I wouldn't recommend trying it if there is a potential for litigation in your future. I did this back in the dark ages when I was still young, ignorant, and indestructible.

Ray

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Ray P W 
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11-10-17 02:29 PM - Post#2713944    
    In response to raycow

EM,

I've got 2 rears not turned oversize if you can use them. They are USA made "survivors", left from my '36 PU restoration, not repops from China.

Ray W



 
emdog 
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11-13-17 04:33 PM - Post#2714286    
    In response to emdog

Well, I got my hub today; ‘41. It doesn’t fit. It’s inside bearing would need a ~1-1/2” dia spindle, whereas my spindle is for a ~1-1/4” bearing. According to their book, ‘36-‘50 are the same. What, diff bearings?



 
raycow 
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11-14-17 10:26 AM - Post#2714355    
    In response to emdog

It sounds like you might have gotten a 3/4 ton or larger hub. On those the inner bearing cone (inner race) is about 1.40" I.D. and will be marked 909526. You want to see a cone about 1.28" I.D. and marked 909552.

Ray

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