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compatibility of brakes on 63 wagon to 62 Champ PU

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  • compatibility of brakes on 63 wagon to 62 Champ PU

    Mr. Eds' brakes aren't the best. I've been seriously considering taking the brakes off my '63 Daytona wagon and swapping them onto Mr. Ed ('62 Champ long bed). The wagon has the finned drums all round. Will the spindles on Ed accomodate the later brake hardware?

    So, the question is, will this work? Is it a bad idea? The whole thing would hinge on the condition of the Daytona's brake shoes and drums. The truck's are in good shape, I just like the self-adjusting attribute and the feel of the later brakes.


    Lotsa Larks!
    K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
    Ron Smith
    Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
    Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
    K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
    Ron Smith
    Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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    The car brakes are'nt a direct swap. I believe the backing plates have to have one hole drilled, and you use the trucks hub and drum.

    There may be other differences, best bet track down a 8E parts truck.





    3E38
    4E2
    4E28
    5E13
    7E7
    8E7
    8E12
    8E28
    4E2
    59 Lark
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    • #3
      Oh, well. That's what I was afraid of. Thanks for the info.


      Lotsa Larks!
      K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
      Ron Smith
      Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
      Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
      K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
      Ron Smith
      Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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