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Rear Axle Shaft

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  • Rear Axle Shaft

    So in trying to pull a rear brake drum off my 1950 Champion, I badly bent up
    the end of the rear axle shaft. I forgot to put the axle nut back on when I put the puller
    on before torquing down on the puller and, well, so now the end of the axle is trashed
    and the threads are destroyed. I have a few options (assuming I can eventually get
    the drum and shaft out) -- remachine the existing axle shaft. Probably not worth
    the trouble. Or I can get a used one someone is parting out. There is a guy with a
    1951 Champion rear axle shaft for only $35 (plus shipping), which sounds good, but
    I don't know if the 1951 shaft is compatible with the 1950 Champ. I _think_ the 1949
    axle shaft would work, but I don't know -- that's just what someone told me.

    I have a parts book for 1950, and it gives the Stude part number for the axle shaft
    as 521954, but I don't have a parts book for 1951 or 49. Can anyone assist me on
    this? I'd love to just have the 1951 one work out and just grab that relatively cheaply...

    [:0]

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    The part# for a '51-2 Champion axle is 530449.

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    • #3
      Thanks for the info. Shaft may be salvageable, but quite a bit of trouble.

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      • #4
        A good '50 axleshaft shouldn't be that hard to find.[:I]

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        • #5
          Give Bill Cathcart a try, he had a number of NOS Studebaker axles in stock the last time I've visited him. Here is his website:
          http://cathcartsstudebaker.com/

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          Dan Peterson
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          • #6
            I had an axle shaft off a '51 Commander rethreaded at a local machine shop, price: $5. Maybe yours is in worse shape, at least give it a try, and buy a new nut also, for safety sake.

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            • #7
              Bruce. I'm not sure what the difference might be but your Commander axle shaft carries a different part # than what he has.[:I]

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