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Brake Drums... Help!!

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  • Brake Drums... Help!!

    Does anyone know where I can get brake drums for my '64 commander wagon? There does'nt seem to be any supply of them.

    Help!

    Lotsa Larks!
    K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
    Ron Smith

  • #2
    What's the part number for what you want?

    Tim K.
    '64 R2 GT Hawk
    Tim K.
    \'64 R2 GT Hawk

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    • #3
      Page no. 417 of the chassis catalog.
      illus. no. 1402-18
      Part No. 1562460
      The rears are:
      Illus. No. 1402-19
      Part No. 1558905

      The book lists these brakes as for the car equipped with a 289 engine. My car was equipped with a 259. The body plate clearly states P4 64V. The brakes listed above are for same.

      I can find rears. No fronts.

      Lotsa Larks!
      K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
      Ron Smith
      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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      • #4
        If these are the 11 inch finned drums, I thought someone was going to have them reproduced. I guess nobody has yet. Have you talked to the dealers yet to see if something is in the works? Otherwise it will be a strictly swap meet or salvage yard item.

        Tim K.
        '64 R2 GT Hawk
        Tim K.
        \'64 R2 GT Hawk

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        • #5
          Yeah, SI was supposed to have those available last summer. No such deal.
          Well, it was worth a try. Thanks anyway.

          Oh, I forgot, not, in my case, the finned type. Just plain old drums. Does anyone know of another maker that used the same drums? Surely these weren't exclusive to Studebaker. I hope.

          Lotsa Larks!
          K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
          Ron Smith
          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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          • #6
            Surely they were exclusive to Studebaker. Decent used ones are a common swap meet item.

            Studebaker On The Net http://stude.com
            64 R2 4 speed Challenger
            63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
            63 Avanti
            54 3R Pickup

            JDP Maryland

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            • #7
              My '63 Daytona is in the midst of a brake job at my local Midas shop as I type this. The manager checked with several Stude parts sources that I provided to him and said he finally got some front drums from a guy in MA. They are brand new, 11" finned. I'm stopping by there this afternoon and will ask him for a contact number. I believe they were close to $200 each!

              Jim's pride....
              1963 Daytona Convertible

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              • #8
                And to think I offered a set of good used for 150 and was turned down![B)]

                Tom
                '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
                Check out my disc brake adapters to install 1994-2004 Mustang disc brakes on your Studebaker!!
                http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...bracket-update
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                • #9
                  Well, while I haven't tried any performance tests, I'd bet that unless you were REALLY pushing your Stude to the MAX, the finned drums wouldn't yeild much more than bragging rights. Witess that only the Hi-Perf models of Studes had them standard. Most V8s did not and one fits the other, no sweat.

                  Miscreant at large.

                  1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                  1960 Larkvertible V8
                  1958 Provincial wagon
                  1953 Commander coupe
                  1957 President 2-dr
                  1955 President State
                  1951 Champion Biz cpe
                  1963 Daytona project FS
                  No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                  • #10
                    But they look cool when nicely blasted and painted and are behind open-pattern wheels

                    (I'm going to end up buying a set, aren't I? I think JP has rears, but if I see a pair of fronts for a good price I'll have to grab them)

                    nate

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                    62 Daytona hardtop
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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by studeclunker

                      [font=Comic Sans MS]Does anyone know where I can get brake drums for my '64 commander wagon? There does'nt seem to be any supply of them.
                      I got the info from my buddy at Midas... hope it helps. He got my new, finned, 11", front drums from Dave Thibeault at Studebaker Parts & Services in Maynard, MA. And they were damned near $200 EACH. Don't have a website or email, but Dave's phone number is (978) 897-3158. Good luck.

                      Jim's pride....
                      1963 Daytona Convertible

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                      • #12
                        Don Gay has two 10" finned drums listed in the May TW at $40 each.

                        Don Wilson
                        53 Commander Hardtop
                        64 Champ 1/2 ton
                        WA state
                        Don Wilson, Centralia, WA

                        40 Champion 4 door*
                        50 Champion 2 door*
                        53 Commander K Auto*
                        53 Commander K overdrive*
                        55 President Speedster
                        62 GT 4Speed*
                        63 Avanti R1*
                        64 Champ 1/2 ton

                        * Formerly owned

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by PalmerGA
                          I got the info from my buddy at Midas... hope it helps. He got my new, finned, 11", front drums from Dave Thibeault at Studebaker Parts & Services in Maynard, MA. And they were damned near $200 EACH. Don't have a website or email, but Dave's phone number is (978) 897-3158. Good luck.
                          By the way... I'm not saying that these same drums would work for clunker's '64 wagon. Just offering a possible source. Drums for mine were quite hard to find as well.


                          Jim's pride....
                          1963 Daytona Convertible

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                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by sbca96

                            And to think I offered a set of good used for 150 and was turned down![B)]

                            Tom
                            Tom, you forgot to mention the reason the fellow turned these down was that he decided to go with disc brake set up.

                            53commander HDTP
                            53 Champion HDTP
                            61 Cursed Purple Hawk
                            64 Champ long bed V8
                            64 GT
                            64 Champ long bed V8
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                            • #15
                              quote:Originally posted by Kdancy
                              Tom, you forgot to mention the reason the fellow turned these down was that he decided to go with disc brake set up.
                              Oh .. and the guy turned them down because he decided to go with a
                              rear disc brake setup. Still, from posts on here, that was quite a
                              good price quote I gave that fellow.

                              If anyone is interested, I have a rear drum brake setup off my Avanti
                              for sale, drums, backing plates, shoes (good used) and wheel cyls. One
                              of the wheel cyls has a slight leak, though I think the shoes are fine.

                              Tom
                              '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
                              Check out my disc brake adapters to install 1994-2004 Mustang disc brakes on your Studebaker!!
                              http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...bracket-update
                              I have also written many TECH how to articles, do a search for my Forum name to find them

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