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Old 09-05-2020, 08:03 PM   #1
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Default '34 Brake Rod Supports

Were the original front brake rod supports (Part #B-2502) made of leather or were they made of rubber, like today's replacement supports?



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Default Re: '34 Brake Rod Supports

My 34 has the originals Pete and are leather.
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My 34 has the originals Pete and are leather.

Good to know and thanks for that info. I can't locate any leather supports from the usual suspects so I'm thinking I'll have to fabricate them using an old leather belt and some rivets....
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With respect, I believe that the leather ones were issued during WWII as service parts due the rationing of anything made of rubber. The originals used back starting as a running change late in the '32 model year were made of fabric-reinforced rubber. To their credit, at least in one point in time, the Bob Drake reproductions were exactly as original including the fabric reinforcement.
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David - The picture of the support I posted is from the Bob Drake website. The description there states: "Cloth molded in rubber like the original." >
https://www.bobdrake.com/FordItem.as...b-8d8b025b643f

I can't help but think a leather support would be more durable though....
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