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  • Brake drum interchange for T Cab?

    I tried some searches for a brake drum swap on a T Cab. Not having much luck. I thought someone had a GM brake drum that interchanged with the Stude's. I want to use GM wheels and don't want to risk the wheel stud issues. I need a drum that will allow the GM wheel to seat itself to the drum without the offset of the Stude rim. Thanks in advance
    sals54

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    I used chevy drums on my Champ. I separated the hub from the brake drum. Then you have to turn the hub to match the chevy drum. Their is a how to on Bob Johnstones Studebaker page. It's a pretty easy swap
    1962 Champ

    51 Commander 4 door

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      http://www.studebaker-info.org/Tech/...r/trkdrum.html
      1962 Champ

      51 Commander 4 door

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      • #4
        I did this conversion for a 1949 1/2 ton. I am very happy to not need to use the puller. Somewhere on this forum there is a posting on what studs to use. I used new original type studs, so I had to drill the drums to fit the shoulder of the studs. It is better to find a stud that has a shoulder that does not extend beyond the flange thickness, so the drums will fit without drilling.

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