Ken_Lincoln

34 Dodge brake drums / hubs

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G'day Guys .. does anyone know of an alternative hub / brake drum assembly to fit 1934 Dodge.

The ones I have , have a warp in both the hub flange and the sheet metal face on the drum ..

I am located in Australia.  Thanks  Ken

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OK ... Still having problems this end , So ... Can anyone point me in the right direction to get reproduction brake drums for a 34 ???????

 

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Reckon you will struggle with this,  there are some people who spray metal inside the drum and remachine to get the lining surface back. As to replacements, I have never heard of anyone downunder, swap meets etc are probably your best shot. Have a look in Restored Cars for drum refubishers.

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Thanks hcris .... I have exhausted all avenues here in Australia, and was hoping to locate some in the US { or anywhere else for that matter } ... Bottom line is my drums are in desperate need of replacement as I want to drive it to South Australia in September ...  a round trip of 2000 kms.  or more over a period of 10 days ...

and I would feel much more comfortable  { and safe } knowing that the brakes are the best I can possibly get .. I have even contemplated a disc brake conversion , but that opens a real can of worms regarding engineering requirements for the conversion

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Are they warped or bent from some one removing them. I r think if they are bent a good machinist could  straighten the hub / drum    Mike

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Yeah ... Thanks Mikefit ... the problem is that not only are the drums buckled / warped, they are also over the allowed machining tolerance of 60 thou.  I will look into re metaling the drums if I can find someone that does that kind of thing here.

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There was a company here in Indiana that rebuild  hydraulic cylinders that  spray welded piston rods and reground them looked like new.    Mike

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for that  .. Just heard of a place in Western Australia that does something similar .. I will follow that up

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Ken

Kevin here from SAus Can you give us a picture of your drums, I may have some earlier drums if they are the same, give me some measurements aswell

 

Kevin

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21 hours ago, Ken_Lincoln said:

 

Thanks hcris .... I have exhausted all avenues here in Australia, and was hoping to locate some in the US { or anywhere else for that matter } ... Bottom line is my drums are in desperate need of replacement as I want to drive it to South Australia in September ...  a round trip of 2000 kms.  or more over a period of 10 days ...

and I would feel much more comfortable  { and safe } knowing that the brakes are the best I can possibly get .. I have even contemplated a disc brake conversion , but that opens a real can of worms regarding engineering requirements for the conversion

 

I have an idea that 34 Plymouth were the same size, perhaps another avenue ?

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My book says brake drums up to 1937 may interchange on some Dodges.

 

Manuel in Oz

 

 

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May be able to help you with N.O.S. --- but they are going to be more than

$ 400 each --- I sold all of mine for $ 395 each , and I had the best price in the universe.... would have to see if any of my buddies still have some.

Then, you have the extra expense of shipping....

So, it will be going past $ 1000 -- do you have interest ???? -- no sense my even investigating, if that does not fit into your budget.....

    Yours, Craig.       mobileparts@yahoo.com

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Incidentally, Ken, you asked about "reproduction"....

There is NO such thing in this regard, and NEVER will be ---

Way too limited, and Way too expensive to do.

Limited to (possible N.O.S.as indicated) and USED only -- and most USED

Will be under specs and useless!!!

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The Hollander says '34 Dodge DR, DS had 10" dia drums, same front and rear. 

Same as '35 DU6, '36 D2, '37 D5, 5 pass.

 

Note the '36 and '37 drums appear to be different front and rear but by my reading they should fit the '34. They have the same manufacturing specifications, whatever that means.

 

The '37 D5 7 pass. had 11" drums.

 

 

Edited by Spinneyhill (see edit history)

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Thank you all for your input ... I am chasing up the possibility of re - metaling them or looking to go and upgrade to a disc system ,, which ,in the long run  may be the safest option if not original ... I can live with what others can`t see

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