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studeclunker
03-12-2007, 05:08 PM
Mr. Eds' brakes aren't the best. I've been seriously considering taking the brakes off my '63 Daytona wagon and swapping them onto Mr. Ed ('62 Champ long bed). The wagon has the finned drums all round. Will the spindles on Ed accomodate the later brake hardware?

So, the question is, will this work? Is it a bad idea? The whole thing would hinge on the condition of the Daytona's brake shoes and drums. The truck's are in good shape, I just like the self-adjusting attribute and the feel of the later brakes.

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Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

Transtar60
03-12-2007, 09:29 PM
The car brakes are'nt a direct swap. I believe the backing plates have to have one hole drilled, and you use the trucks hub and drum.

There may be other differences, best bet track down a 8E parts truck.




http://racingstudebakers.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10056/5E13%20Pic%203.JPG
3E38
4E2
4E28
5E13
7E7
8E7
8E12
8E28
4E2
59 Lark
etc

studeclunker
03-12-2007, 09:41 PM
Oh, well.:( That's what I was afraid of. Thanks for the info.

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Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?