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    Hello forum, I'm a newby. I have Grandpa's 52 Champion about 80% street worthy after being parked for 30 or so years after I used to drive it when I was in high school. I've been using the site as a resource the past year or so, and today I turned in my app for the SDG and registered to post here. Look forward to everyone's help, you have already been a big help to me.

    I posted the same message on the new member thread, but wanted to use this thread for my first tech question: Does anyone know where I could purchase self-adjusting brake tips? SI doesn't sell them anymore in the kits. Perhaps I may have to have a few made by a machinist. I do have three good ones, and one that is broken. Thanks


    John D. Lakewood, Colorado

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    Welcome to the Forum. I have a '52 as well but it is a Commander. I do have the complete front brake assemblies from it I saved with mostly new stuff available but it likely is different then the Champion brakes. I converted my Commander to Hawk front brakes so I do not need any of this stuff. As far as pointing you in the right direction to find the pieces you need, all I can tell is to start checking with different vendors.
    Frank van Doorn
    Omaha, Ne.
    1962 GT Hawk 289 4 speed
    1941 Champion streetrod, R-2 Powered, GM 200-4R trans.
    1952 V-8 232 Commander State "Starliner" hardtop OD

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    • #3
      Graham at kgworks has them listed. Part#521396.

      https://www.kgworks.ca/studeparts/brakepage.htm
      "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

      Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
      '33 Rockne 10,
      '51 Commander Starlight,
      '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
      '56 Sky Hawk

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      • #4
        Switched Ceci's 53 to 62 Lark brakes. Had all the parts on hand. Made car a whole lot safer. Stopped much,much better.

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        • #5
          If you are repairing everything, changing to later self-energizing brakes may be a good choice. If you already have most of the parts to go back original that will work too. I have vehicles with both types. The main problem with a Champion is that the brakes are small. Frank's Commander brakes would be an option for larger brakes.
          "In the heart of Arkansas."
          Searcy, Arkansas
          1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
          1952 2R pickup

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          • #6
            Welcome to the Forum. Please remember to make your posts as descriptive as possible. One-word titles are discouraged. I've edited your title for you.

            Cheers!

            Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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            • #7
              Thanks. He is getting me what I'm looking for.

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