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Old 09-06-2020, 11:26 AM   #1
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Default 1939 to 1940 brake conversion

Thanks to all who replied. My '39 has the "WIDE FIVE." My goal is to set the car up with 1940 & later wheels & hubs. The replies I have received will be very helpful for me to do the conversion with not too much trouble.
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Old 09-09-2020, 09:51 AM   #2
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Default Re: 1939 to 1940 brake conversion

You are going to need a set of 40-48 brake drums. They should be bolt on and go.
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You are going to need a set of 40-48 brake drums. They should be bolt on and go.
Made the same error I did! The wide-5 bolt pattern is in the hub (39s are still the wide-5 pattern), it will take a hub and drum replacement.
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Since the hubs are not generally removed from the drum under normal circumstances I was considering it as a unit, but you are correct, he will need the hubs also.
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Old 09-09-2020, 02:26 PM   #5
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If it's within your budget try MT Products for drums and hubs. Use your old bearings as the new repro bearings are of dubious quality.
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