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studeclunker
04-25-2006, 04:39 PM
Does anyone know where I can get brake drums for my '64 commander wagon? There does'nt seem to be any supply of them.

Help!

Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

GTtim
04-25-2006, 06:24 PM
What's the part number for what you want?

Tim K.
'64 R2 GT Hawk

studeclunker
04-25-2006, 07:26 PM
Page no. 417 of the chassis catalog.
illus. no. 1402-18
Part No. 1562460
The rears are:
Illus. No. 1402-19
Part No. 1558905

The book lists these brakes as for the car equipped with a 289 engine. My car was equipped with a 259. The body plate clearly states P4 64V. The brakes listed above are for same.

I can find rears. No fronts.

Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

GTtim
04-25-2006, 09:58 PM
If these are the 11 inch finned drums, I thought someone was going to have them reproduced. I guess nobody has yet. Have you talked to the dealers yet to see if something is in the works? Otherwise it will be a strictly swap meet or salvage yard item.

Tim K.
'64 R2 GT Hawk

studeclunker
04-26-2006, 02:11 AM
Yeah, SI was supposed to have those available last summer. No such deal.
Well, it was worth a try. Thanks anyway.

Oh, I forgot, not, in my case, the finned type. Just plain old drums. Does anyone know of another maker that used the same drums? Surely these weren't exclusive to Studebaker. I hope.

Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

JDP
04-26-2006, 08:30 AM
Surely they were exclusive to Studebaker. Decent used ones are a common swap meet item.

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64 R2 4 speed Challenger
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 Avanti
54 3R Pickup

PalmerGA
04-26-2006, 04:10 PM
My '63 Daytona is in the midst of a brake job at my local Midas shop as I type this. The manager checked with several Stude parts sources that I provided to him and said he finally got some front drums from a guy in MA. They are brand new, 11" finned. I'm stopping by there this afternoon and will ask him for a contact number. I believe they were close to $200 each!

Jim's pride....
1963 Daytona Convertible

sbca96
04-26-2006, 05:16 PM
And to think I offered a set of good used for 150 and was turned down![B)]

Tom

Roscomacaw
04-26-2006, 05:24 PM
Well, while I haven't tried any performance tests, I'd bet that unless you were REALLY pushing your Stude to the MAX, the finned drums wouldn't yeild much more than bragging rights. Witess that only the Hi-Perf models of Studes had them standard. Most V8s did not and one fits the other, no sweat.;)

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

N8N
04-26-2006, 05:41 PM
But they look cool when nicely blasted and painted and are behind open-pattern wheels :)

(I'm going to end up buying a set, aren't I? I think JP has rears, but if I see a pair of fronts for a good price I'll have to grab them)

nate

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55 Commander Starlight
62 Daytona hardtop
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PalmerGA
04-26-2006, 05:58 PM
quote:Originally posted by studeclunker

[font=Comic Sans MS]Does anyone know where I can get brake drums for my '64 commander wagon? There does'nt seem to be any supply of them.I got the info from my buddy at Midas... hope it helps. He got my new, finned, 11", front drums from Dave Thibeault at Studebaker Parts & Services in Maynard, MA. And they were damned near $200 EACH. Don't have a website or email, but Dave's phone number is (978) 897-3158. Good luck.

Jim's pride....
1963 Daytona Convertible

ddub
04-26-2006, 08:28 PM
Don Gay has two 10" finned drums listed in the May TW at $40 each.

Don Wilson
53 Commander Hardtop
64 Champ 1/2 ton
WA state

PalmerGA
04-27-2006, 07:48 AM
quote:Originally posted by PalmerGA
I got the info from my buddy at Midas... hope it helps. He got my new, finned, 11", front drums from Dave Thibeault at Studebaker Parts & Services in Maynard, MA. And they were damned near $200 EACH. Don't have a website or email, but Dave's phone number is (978) 897-3158. Good luck.By the way... I'm not saying that these same drums would work for clunker's '64 wagon. Just offering a possible source. Drums for mine were quite hard to find as well.


Jim's pride....
1963 Daytona Convertible

Kdancy
04-27-2006, 09:27 PM
quote:Originally posted by sbca96

And to think I offered a set of good used for 150 and was turned down![B)]

Tom


Tom, you forgot to mention the reason the fellow turned these down was that he decided to go with disc brake set up.

53commander HDTP
53 Champion HDTP
61 Cursed Purple Hawk
64 Champ long bed V8
64 GT

sbca96
04-28-2006, 02:54 AM
quote:Originally posted by Kdancy
Tom, you forgot to mention the reason the fellow turned these down was that he decided to go with disc brake set up.

Oh .. and the guy turned them down because he decided to go with a
rear disc brake setup. Still, from posts on here, that was quite a
good price quote I gave that fellow.;)

If anyone is interested, I have a rear drum brake setup off my Avanti
for sale, drums, backing plates, shoes (good used) and wheel cyls. One
of the wheel cyls has a slight leak, though I think the shoes are fine.

Tom