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    Was checking brakes, and bearings on the 50 Champion today! The axle nuts came off without a problem! Good, right. Not! There were two different nuts on them and one was stripped. Lucky that they had cotter keys. My questions are what size are my nuts supposed to be, and do ya'll think I can run a die on the axles, and clean them up so it would be safe? My shop manual says the Commander nuts are 3/4-16, and the Champion's are 1"-14. That sounds bass ackwards to me. So guys help me out.

    Thanks, OkieBob

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  • #2
    I hope Calvin doen't see your post! <G> He'll tell ya'
    As far as the answer, (other then a SA one) I don't know.

    Jim
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    • #3
      I hope Calvin doen't see your post! <G> He'll tell ya'
      As far as the answer, (other then a SA one) I don't know.

      Jim
      "We can't all be Heroes, Some us just need to stand on the curb and clap as they go by" Will Rogers

      We will provide the curb for you to stand on and clap!


      Indy Honor Flight www.IndyHonorFlight.org

      As of Veterans Day 2017, IHF has flown 2,450 WWII, Korean, and Vietnam Veterans to Washington DC at NO charge! to see
      their Memorials!

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      • #4
        If you're talking about the rears, I don't remember the thread BUT I can tell you that if you get a new nut from McMaster-Carr or similar the hex will be LARGER than stock! Apparently Stude did not use what we today consider the standard hex size for that thread size, and since it's so large you will probably have to buy a new socket...

        as for the fronts, I believe that you can probably find a new one of those on the HELP! rack at your FLAPS but again I don't remember what to ask for. You DO still have that little thread gauge from your tap and die set don't you?

        nate

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        • #5
          If you're talking about the rears, I don't remember the thread BUT I can tell you that if you get a new nut from McMaster-Carr or similar the hex will be LARGER than stock! Apparently Stude did not use what we today consider the standard hex size for that thread size, and since it's so large you will probably have to buy a new socket...

          as for the fronts, I believe that you can probably find a new one of those on the HELP! rack at your FLAPS but again I don't remember what to ask for. You DO still have that little thread gauge from your tap and die set don't you?

          nate

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          • #6
            Nate, thanks! It is the rear, and the left side had what appears to be a 3/4-16 and the right side appears to be a 3/4-20. The threads on both sides are not in great shape on the nuts or the axles! I would like to get the right size nuts, and a die and try to straighten the axles out. Opinions?

            Thanks, OkieBob

            I LOVE MY STUDEBAKERS

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            • #7
              Nate, thanks! It is the rear, and the left side had what appears to be a 3/4-16 and the right side appears to be a 3/4-20. The threads on both sides are not in great shape on the nuts or the axles! I would like to get the right size nuts, and a die and try to straighten the axles out. Opinions?

              Thanks, OkieBob

              I LOVE MY STUDEBAKERS

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              • #8
                I have 3 axles here. 2 on the car and 1 spare.The threads are all 3/4-16.The wrench size is 1&1/4. [this is a 44 rear] The 2 axles on my car have different length keyways and keys. I wonder if there were different manufacturers or just minor differences in specs for some years of these parts?

                LaSalle,Il
                61Hawk
                Oglesby,Il.

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                • #9
                  I have 3 axles here. 2 on the car and 1 spare.The threads are all 3/4-16.The wrench size is 1&1/4. [this is a 44 rear] The 2 axles on my car have different length keyways and keys. I wonder if there were different manufacturers or just minor differences in specs for some years of these parts?

                  LaSalle,Il
                  61Hawk
                  Oglesby,Il.

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                  • #10
                    I think the keyway/key did change over the years, although the taper should remain the same. I don't remember the details however...

                    nate

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                    • #11
                      I think the keyway/key did change over the years, although the taper should remain the same. I don't remember the details however...

                      nate

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                      • #12
                        I had to get axle nuts from a Stude Vendor, on the nuts from FLAPS the slots for the cotter key would not line up. I would try a thread chaser first on the axle.

                        GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

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                        • #13
                          I had to get axle nuts from a Stude Vendor, on the nuts from FLAPS the slots for the cotter key would not line up. I would try a thread chaser first on the axle.

                          GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

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                          • #14
                            Bob, I have a rear nut for my 1955 . If you need it give me a call. 405 822 0165 'Seminole Curt'. Are you going to Branson for the Orph Meet?

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                            • #15
                              Bob, I have a rear nut for my 1955 . If you need it give me a call. 405 822 0165 'Seminole Curt'. Are you going to Branson for the Orph Meet?

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