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Username Post: 1930 Chevy Front Brakes        (Topic#333540)
Posts: 120

Reg: 03-11-13
02-29-16 12:43 PM - Post#2612229    

I just bought a 1930 Chevy 3 Window coupe. (all Steel exterior). Car is now in shop having the
doors mounted with steel. Most of the wood is rotten or loose.
Anyway, back to my question.

The front end is stock 1930 springs, straight axle, spindles, backing plates and mech brakes (which are to attached to any thing)

What is available to convert to juice brakes??
IE, 1949-54 chevy truck axle & brakes..
IE, just spindles, backing plates hubs etc
IE ????
Any help?


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Loc: San Francisco, CA
Reg: 11-26-02
03-01-16 01:31 AM - Post#2612364    
    In response to rusty62

Good news! Spindles are the same on 1/2 ton trucks and passenger cars with beam axles (except 1933-36 Standard) until 1940. This means there are hydraulic brake backing plates which should bolt on.

May I assume you will be doing a rear axle swap which will take care of the brakes on the rear?


Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.

Posts: 120

Reg: 03-11-13
03-01-16 11:44 AM - Post#2612438    
    In response to raycow

thanks again

Ray P W 
Posts: 504

Reg: 09-30-15
03-07-16 08:44 AM - Post#2613671    
    In response to rusty62


Currently available brake shoes are "organic", meaning not asbestos. Asbestos has a vastly highly friction coefficient than the "organic" crap that has been mandated by law since about 1980. However asbestos friction for a huge variety of shoe and pad applications is abundant on ebay.

My '32 Ford roadster street rod is a rocket but it wouldn't stop with "organic" friction. The front brake setup is a Ford beam axle with original spindles, Aspen/Volare rotors and GM "Metric" calipers. The rear is Ford 10" drums. Pulling the "organic" friction and installing asbestos friction was like adding a power booster, no exaggeration.

Ray W

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Posts: 1

Reg: 08-04-16
08-04-16 09:44 PM - Post#2643833    
    In response to Ray P W

On eBay I've seen woven brake lining; but nothing listed with asbestos. asbestos very difficult to find. Have you located any?

Others recommended McMasters Carr (high friction/woven-doesn't contain asbestos). My mechanic wants asbestos or NOS or NORS woven brake lining.

Edited by ParisTX on 08-04-16 10:04 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

Posts: 5

Reg: 06-16-19
06-16-19 06:19 AM - Post#2768541    
    In response to rusty62

Rusty62 do you still have the old brake parts?I'm looking to restore mine to original and missing parts.

Posts: 120

Reg: 03-11-13
07-16-19 05:59 PM - Post#2770863    
    In response to mikenath

Yes, I have the old parts
call me 817 454 6632


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