View Full Version : Rear Axle Shaft

02-02-2005, 12:42 PM
So in trying to pull a rear brake drum off my 1950 Champion, I badly bent up
the end of the rear axle shaft. I forgot to put the axle nut back on when I put the puller
on before torquing down on the puller and, well, so now the end of the axle is trashed
and the threads are destroyed. I have a few options (assuming I can eventually get
the drum and shaft out) -- remachine the existing axle shaft. Probably not worth
the trouble. Or I can get a used one someone is parting out. There is a guy with a
1951 Champion rear axle shaft for only $35 (plus shipping), which sounds good, but
I don't know if the 1951 shaft is compatible with the 1950 Champ. I _think_ the 1949
axle shaft would work, but I don't know -- that's just what someone told me.

I have a parts book for 1950, and it gives the Stude part number for the axle shaft
as 521954, but I don't have a parts book for 1951 or 49. Can anyone assist me on
this? I'd love to just have the 1951 one work out and just grab that relatively cheaply...


02-02-2005, 01:03 PM
The part# for a '51-2 Champion axle is 530449.

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02-03-2005, 12:44 PM
Thanks for the info. Shaft may be salvageable, but quite a bit of trouble.

02-03-2005, 03:39 PM
A good '50 axleshaft shouldn't be that hard to find.[:I]

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02-03-2005, 03:42 PM
Give Bill Cathcart a try, he had a number of NOS Studebaker axles in stock the last time I've visited him. Here is his website:

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02-03-2005, 10:11 PM
I had an axle shaft off a '51 Commander rethreaded at a local machine shop, price: $5. Maybe yours is in worse shape, at least give it a try, and buy a new nut also, for safety sake.

02-04-2005, 07:30 AM
Bruce. I'm not sure what the difference might be but your Commander axle shaft carries a different part # than what he has.[:I]

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