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Username Post: 1941 brake upgrade        (Topic#355705)
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Reg: 03-21-19
03-21-19 08:33 AM - Post#2762588    

has anyone put 53 chevy type front brake assembly on a 41 chevy coupe. looking for better brakes without converting to disc. 53's are self energizing and will help with pedal effort thanks randy


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03-21-19 08:40 AM - Post#2762589    
    In response to randymo9

Welcome to ChevyTalk. You can use 52-54 brakes. To keep the 6 lug you need the pickup drums, not sure of what years. Several guys have done it and will post soon.

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Reg: 03-21-19
03-21-19 02:20 PM - Post#2762599    
    In response to Keith_Knox

thanks for info randy

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05-01-19 07:55 AM - Post#2765468    
    In response to randymo9

The pickup brakes from 1949-59 will work, and backing plates should also bolt on your earlier spindles. It would be wise to get the conversion wheel bearings to convert from ball bearings to roller bearings at the same time. And the roller bearings are cheaper than replacement ball bearings too!
Lots of guys are converting their trucks to later control arm suspension systems for street rods, so finding the original parts is usually pretty easy. I'm taking all these parts off my '59 pickup axle, and converting it to disc brakes.

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