Today I pulled off the L/F drum to inspect the brakes on the 3/4 ton Champ. At first I thought someone had changed them for another make. Then I went to the shop manual & found that the brake setup I have is for a 1 ton truck! It is shown in figure 24. When I looked at them at first I thought "these cant be any good-the wheel cylinder only applies to one shoe"-the forward one. The vin plate shows it as a 7E12-122 with a 7000 lb GVW which puts it as a 3/4 ton. Could have the original owner have ordered it with 1 ton brakes? Was that available? I've heard that Studebaker would do just about anything, could this be one instance?