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    Can anyone tell me for sure if when Champ brakes changed to the car-type in '63 if the drums remained the same? thanx KP

    Ken Pyle

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    quote:Originally posted by studeken

    Can anyone tell me for sure if when Champ brakes changed to the car-type in '63 if the drums remained the same? thanx KP
    I am pretty sure they are the same or interchangeable Ken, but to be sure here is half of the answer:

    OK, Parts Catalog to the rescue AGAIN. There were (2) of 1690784 Front Hub & Drum Assy's. used on 4E,5E & 6E-1,5,6,7 (1/2 Ton '59-'61 Trucks W/185, 245 & 259/289) with standard non-split rim wheels. Not used on 3E (1957-58).

    Ditto on 7E-5,7's!

    Now if someone with a 8E Catalog will verify that these are used on 8E's you will be set.

    StudeRich
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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    • #3
      quote:Originally posted by studeken

      Can anyone tell me for sure if when Champ brakes changed to the car-type in '63 if the drums remained the same? thanx KP

      Ken Pyle
      Yep, drums stayed the same - simply backing plates and internals that changed in 1963.

      <div align="left">1960 Lark VI</div id="left"> <div align="right">1962 7E7-122</div id="right">
      [img=left]http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/62champ/car/8b0ac4c6.jpg[/img=left]
      [img=right]http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/62champ/car/DSC02237.jpg[/img=right]

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      • #4
        The hubs for 1/2 ton trucks are the same from 1959 to '64. The only difference from earlier hubs is a different outer wheel bearing.
        The 1963-'64 drums are different in that they are about 1/4" deeper. If you do get earlier drums to seat properly, they will probably scrape against the outer edges of the brake shoes.


        HEY, you're not Wilbur!
        "Burning Bridges...Lost Forevermore"......

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        • #5
          The drums are not the same as the earlier trucks. The drums are wider with the self energizing brakes using the 177 shoes. I learned this from experience when I had my 64 8E7. Bud

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          • #6
            thanx, guys. KP

            Ken Pyle

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