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Old 10-13-2020, 10:51 AM   #2
Tim Ayers
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Default Re: NOS front brake drums

Originally Posted by Lawson Cox View Post
While going through my stash of parts I found some NOS front brake drums. One 36-39 wide 5, and two what I believe to be 40-48, I'm not exactly sure, they are up on the top of the office ceiling and I can't really see them clearly without taking them down, and I need help to do that. It's tough to get old. I know they're hen's teeth, but what is a ballpark value by the each. Thanks for the help fellows. I appreciate it. Sorry I can't post pictures.
I gladly bought two NOS '42-'48 drums (ones with the ribs and hub on the outside) for $130 a piece. I would have paid $150.

Your wide-five drum may bring more than the '42-'48 since there have not been an reproductions on this piece I believe.

The game has changed a bit with Bolling Bros. US-made drums, but these are all cast steel and not the pressed steel centers welded to cast "rims" like Ford and, therefore, much heavier.
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