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    Disc Brake Wheels - Picture Request

    I'm looking to buy a pair of Studebaker wheels for disc brake cars. The potential seller I'm talking to doesn't know the difference between disc and non-disc wheels and I don't have any pictures to send to him. Could someone post a picture of a Stude disc wheel?

    P.S. - I know that other brand and aftermarket wheels can work, but I want to use Stude dog dish hubcaps on a disc brake car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott.rodgers View Post
    I'm looking to buy a pair of Studebaker wheels for disc brake cars. The potential seller I'm talking to doesn't know the difference between disc and non-disc wheels and I don't have any pictures to send to him. Could someone post a picture of a Stude disc wheel?

    P.S. - I know that other brand and aftermarket wheels can work, but I want to use Stude dog dish hubcaps on a disc brake car.
    This is an original wheel off my '64 Daytona Wagonaire. Not great pictures, but maybe they will help.
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    The first picture looks like a disc brake wheel, the second a regular version.

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    Paul,

    Yes, that helps! Thanks for the quick reply!
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    Attached is a picture of a disc brake wheel on my '63 Lark. It was taken while the car was being wet sanded, which explains the dust on the tire.Disc brake wheel.jpg

    You will notice the additional "hump" the '63 disc brake wheels had. For the record, this is an Avanti wheel, which is 5" wide as opposed to the 4 1/2 inch wide Lark/Hawk style.
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    Thanks for the help.

    Unfortunately, my source only had non-disc wheels. Does anyone on the forum have a pair? Either width will work.
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    Its not pretty but I think it show the details better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bordeaux Daytona View Post
    The first picture looks like a disc brake wheel, the second a regular version.
    You're right. I can't imagine how I had a standard wheel on my Wagonaire or even how I had such a wheel.

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    The 1963 disk cars had the bulge to clear the disk brake calipers.
    In 1964 all cars . both disk brake and drum brakes used the same wheels.
    Studebaker redesigned the wheels in 1964 to be used on both the disk brake and drum brake cars.

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    Rkapteyn,

    That's what I thought about the later wheels. I don't have a set of 64/65/66 wheels, even though I have a '66 Daytona - does anyone have a picture of what these wheels look like compared to earlier, non-disc wheels?
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    If you look at the parts book you see that 1963 and 1964 wheels used the same part number except the Canadian wheels.
    Can some Studebaker expert chime in on this?
    Some of the late 1966 wheels were 5" wide.
    http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...k+brake+wheels

    http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...964+Studebaker

    http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...k+brake+wheels
    Last edited by rkapteyn; 05-21-2017 at 07:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkapteyn View Post
    The 1963 disk cars had the bulge to clear the disk brake calipers.
    In 1964 all cars . both disk brake and drum brakes used the same wheels.
    Studebaker redesigned the wheels in 1964 to be used on both the disk brake and drum brake cars.
    I think that's the first time I've heard this but it would explain the disc wheels my '64 with drum brakes. And here I thought it was a factory goof up. Now I know. Thanks Bob!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkapteyn View Post
    If you look at the parts book you see that 1963 and 1964 wheels used the same part number except the Canadian wheels.
    Can some Studebaker expert chime in on this?
    Some of the late 1966 wheels were 5" wide.
    http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...k+brake+wheels

    http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...964+Studebaker

    http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...k+brake+wheels
    Bob-
    That's not how I read the parts book. In the US, 1558828 was used on non-DB 63 cars, 1558827 on DB 63, and 1563413 on all 64, plus late 64 Canadian. In Canada, 1548804 was used on all 59-63, and early 64. I believe your earlier statement ("The 1963 disk cars had the bulge to clear the disk brake calipers. In 1964 all cars both disk brake and drum brakes used the same wheels. Studebaker redesigned the wheels in 1964 to be used on both the disk brake and drum brake cars.") is correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 53k View Post
    You're right. I can't imagine how I had a standard wheel on my Wagonaire or even how I had such a wheel.
    Paul your 2nd wheel looks to be Chrysler or Dodge they have that heavy center ring like yours does.
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    Scott : Could you email me at not4u@nlis.ca I have a question to ask you about your cars .

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    Terry,

    Will Do.
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