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    Anyone know if the front spindles are the same between the disc brake cars and the drum on a 63-64 hawk.

  • #2
    I believe so, but not positive. One way to be sure would be to check the parts manual.

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    • #3
      Sorry, but Disc brake cars have a machined flat where the caliper adapter bolts to it.
      Bez Auto Alchemy
      573-318-8948
      http://bezautoalchemy.com


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      • #4
        Benz. Will a hub from a drum brake car minus the drum fit on and work with the disc brake spindle?

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        • #5
          If you use Turner disk brakes you can use the non disk brake spindles.
          Studebaker disk brake spindles were different from the non disk brake cars.
          http://turnerbrake.com

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          • #6
            I've got both so can use the right spindles. Just wondering if the drum hub would fit the disc brake ones if I ever wanted to use them.

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            • #7
              Yes any backing plate will bolt onto a disc brake spindle. It is the back side of the spindle that is machined differently. The bearing side is the same. Since the backing plates bolt onto the front side, then you have no worries.
              Bez Auto Alchemy
              573-318-8948
              http://bezautoalchemy.com


              "Don't believe every internet quote" Abe Lincoln

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              • #8
                I think maybe you are trying to put Drum Hubs onto Rotors?
                Believe it or not, they carry a Different Part Number, so NOT the same.

                If you are talking about the Spindles themselves, nothing on the Bearing, Seal and Hub portion changed, just as Bez said, the BACK mounting surface does not fit the Stock Bendix Disc. Brake Caliper Mounting bracket or the Turner Kit Bracket, if the spindle is pre-1963.

                On '63 and on, I do not think it matters, they all work with whatever.
                StudeRich
                Second Generation Stude Driver,
                Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                • #9
                  According to Jim Turner's website you an use the stock spindles from 1953-64.
                  Jim , please chime in!

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                  • #10
                    The only difference between the disc brake spindles and the non-disc brake spindles is on the back side of the disc brake spindles, the surface has been ground flat, so that the disc brake bracket will bolt up flush to the spindle. On the Non-disc brake spindles, the backside of the mount holes for the backing plate is counter-bored so the lock washer and nut with fit flush. Originally, when I did the brake kits for my Avanti, I did not know this, and set the brackets up using a 57 Golden Hawk spindle and king-pin. Worked out better for me, since my kits fit 51 and up through the 84 Avantis.
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