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nipster43
06-10-2006, 05:56 PM
please forgive me if I seem to know very little about this truck, 62 champ, 6 cylinder. I am 62 and have never worked on one before. I need one rear drum and would like to know what drums and rims from other models will fit it. thanks for any info.

Roscomacaw
06-10-2006, 06:52 PM
No other drums that I know of. I have a number of these available tho.:D

Why is it you say you need one? Is it too far gone to be turned? The shop manual says these drums can be turned 100 thousandths. Most brake repair places won't belive you until you SHOW them the shop manual.;)
As I said tho, I have some to spare.

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nipster43
06-10-2006, 09:42 PM
thanks for your reply. the one rear drum has 3 cracks in it from the center out. I thought that whatever other rims that might fit, the drums might also fit

Roscomacaw
06-10-2006, 10:09 PM
Heh - it's not that easy[}:)] Let me know if you want a drum.:D

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rockne10
06-10-2006, 10:26 PM
I wonder how those cracks got there?:( I could speculate someone tried to pull the drums without the aid of the proper tool.[:0]

nipster43
06-11-2006, 12:25 AM
not sure how the cracks got there. will the rims and drums off of a 37 fit it?

r1lark
06-11-2006, 07:17 AM
quote:Originally posted by nipster43

please forgive me if I seem to know very little about this truck, 62 champ, 6 cylinder. I am 62 and have never worked on one before. I need one rear drum and would like to know what drums and rims from other models will fit it. thanks for any info.


Nipster,

You can use Chevy truck drums, and then use Chevy truck/van wheels. Go here for info on the drums: https://www.studebakerparts.com/studebakerparts/parts/html/pages/trkdrum.html

There are disc brake conversions available for the 1/2 ton trucks. I used the Turner disc brake setup on my '63. Go here for Turner's website: http://www.turnerbrake.com/

Pics of my disc brake conversion are here: http://racingstudebakers.com/coppermine/thumbnails.php?album=89 Click on the thumbnails to bring up larger pics, and if you want the really BIG pics, click again.

Also, you should be visiting the Studebaker Truck Talk website, there is a lot of info in past posts, and the posts are searchable. Stude Truck Talk is here:http://www.network54.com/Forum/23885/

A great source of Studebaker parts is Phil Harris at Fairborn Studebaker. He carries all kinds of brake, engine, and high performance parts, and has the best prices around. Phil's email is: stude6@yahoo.com

Hope this helps!

Paul

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nipster43
06-11-2006, 11:38 AM
thanks alot for the info, Paul.

Roscomacaw
06-11-2006, 04:42 PM
I'd forgotten about the Chevy drums fitting. If you use Chevy wheels tho, the Champ hub caps won't fit. I'd guess that full-size Stude wheelcovers might fit OK on the Chevy wheels, but wouldn't swear to it.:D

I too, have Turner's disc setup for half tons on the front of my Transtar. Mine was the second set made. They've served well and are better than the "push & pray" drums that it wore originally. Truth is those drums weren't that bad but when I was towing something -[xx(] Wow!

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r1lark
06-11-2006, 05:37 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

If you use Chevy wheels tho, the Champ hub caps won't fit. :D

Well, they won't fit on easily<G>. But you can make them fit. Go here to see how I did it: http://racingstudebakers.com/coppermine/thumbnails.php?album=92

Click on the thumbnails to bring up a larger pic. If you want a REALLY large pic, click on the large pic to bring up the big'n.

This album shows how I adapted the stock stainless steel Champ 1/2-ton hubcaps to the 15X6 Chevy Express Van wheels. I used these wheels because they fit the front disc brake conversion, and also fit over the rear Champ brake drums. ******Disclaimer: This album does not represent a recommendation for you to modify your wheels and/or suspension. It simply shows how I modified mine. Modification to vehicle wheels and suspension could lead to injury or death.****** (Translation: if you do this, don't say I told you to do it, because I didn't.)

Paul

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nipster43
06-13-2006, 01:19 PM
does anyone know where I can get studebaker rims?

Roscomacaw
06-13-2006, 02:28 PM
I have some used Stude truck rims but the shipping's gonna be steep.[}:)]

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nipster43
06-13-2006, 02:32 PM
how much do you want for 4 rims and one front drum and a rear drum, and you have any idea what the shipping will be?

Roscomacaw
06-13-2006, 09:50 PM
I'll try and work up a figure for you. Where are you at???

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mbstude
06-13-2006, 09:56 PM
Mr. Biggs, are you a Stude vender that goes to shows or just have bunches of parts you've collected and don't mind sharing? :D

Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut.
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stude freak
06-14-2006, 09:31 AM
I know we been over this before.Just thought of new 'handle' for StudeBob.:D;)'PackRat Bob' joking but i guess im 'PackRat Dave'of course.I just cant seem to throw anything away that might could be used later on.If I do get rid of something I'll need it next week.lol

nipster43
06-14-2006, 10:04 AM
I am located in a small town, holt florida. just east of pensacola florida

Roscomacaw
06-14-2006, 12:56 PM
Matt, I used to look at Stude meets as a chance to vend. And I've done that in the past. Now, I don't do that. If I go to a meet, I wanna walk around, gawk at all the gorgeous cars and chat with their owners. Sure, getting some money for hoarding all this junk over the years is a good feeling. But I also kinda like having all this "Stuff" around.
And like you guess, I don't mind sharing if it can help someone out. Sometimes, I even GIVE stuff away. You know, my perogative. I don't do much of that simply because then everyone expects to get anything from me for free.:( That said, I don't feel guilty when I put a price on something if someone wants it and I feel I can live without it. After all, I saved it from being a washing machine or a Hyundai and I gave it safe haven - maybe as long as 15 years or more - so that it could wait for someone in need to come along.

BTW, nipster - I've yet to weigh a wheel but I will today. I DO know that SASCO has some NOS 16" truck wheels available, if you're interested. They're pretty pricey but they're new!

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nipster43
06-15-2006, 08:05 PM
mr biggs have you come up with a price yet? and what bolt circle are the drums, I might use chevy drums, with stud wheels

Roscomacaw
06-16-2006, 12:36 AM
No, I haven't. I was busy running all over town today and never got NEAR a Stude or parts thereof.

The rims are 5 on 5 - same as Chevy.[:I]

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1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS