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'51 Champion Brake Upgrade

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  • '51 Champion Brake Upgrade

    I've replaced the brakes in my '51 Commander and '53 Commander with later V-8 brakes.
    A member of our Chapter asked me tonight about his '51 Champion. Will later V-8 backing plates bolt up to the Champion or would he need later six backing plates? I had no clue and my parts catalogs are out on loan. I told him I could find out quick. Then I suspect he will be looking for someone with parts, or a donor car.

    JDP, I think he's in your neighborhood. Mechanicsville, Md.

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

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    It's a bolt up.

    64 Commander-64 Daytona
    64 GT R2 clone-63 GT R2
    63 Avanti R1
    63 Daytona convert-63
    63 Lark 2 door
    62 Lark 2 door
    60 Lark HT-60Hawk
    59 3E truck
    52 & 53 Starliner
    51 Commander

    JDP Maryland