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Wide Five Spindles Help

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Speedcrazy58, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Speedcrazy58
    Joined: Sep 15, 2009
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    from New Jersey

    Hey guys, I need some help. I'm putting together my 29 A front axle from superbell 4 in drop. I am using what I believe to be 39-42 hydraulic backing plates and I believe 38 wide five hubs and drums. I'm wondering what spindles would fit for this since the neck on the hub and race are much farther out. I know there is a thread on here for the difference in the spindle sizes and i can't seem to find it. Any help would be appreciated. I do have a set of spindles but they are to short. I'm not sure on the year that they are for.
     
  2. '39 hydraulic brakes used the same drums and hubs as '37-'38 mechanical brakes. As Skidmarks already noted, if it's not fitting together you have '36 front drums/hubs. If you were closer, I could help you out on a pair of '37-'39 front hubs/drums, imagine they'd be expensive to ship, you could probably find a pair closer to home.
     
  3. fryguy
    Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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    Just want to see if you guys know if since the 39's used the same hubs and drums as the 37-38 is the only difference the backing plates? Can you use the same brake shoes from the 37-38 on the 39's?


    Fryguy
     
  4. DD COOPMAN
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    '39-'48 backing plates can be used on '37-'48 spindles with '37-'48 drums and hubs. Shoes on the '37-'38 mechanical brake backing plates CANNOT be used on the later backing plates. DD
     

  5. Marty Strode
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    For ID purposes the silver drum is 37-39 and the other is 36
     

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  6. fryguy
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    Excellent info, thank you
     
  7. oj
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    Uh-oh, what year where they 2 piece?
     
  8. fryguy
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    As far as I found out. All Wide five drums are two piece. The inner and outer drum. You remove the lug bolts and separate the drum into two pieces. I maybe wrong on that so someone may correct me


    Fryguy
     
  9. Just the rears (as far as I know) are two piece? My '39 rears are anyway. My front drums are one piece.
    *edit* I just looked at another set of fronts that I have and they are two piece. Hmmm?
     
  10. fryguy
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    So all rears were 2 piece drums?
     
  11. 55willys
    Joined: Dec 7, 2012
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    Early drums were one piece and later 39' and truck are two piece. They were not all made by the same manufacture so they have many small differences. Jim Ford
     

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