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Old 07-15-2020, 05:11 AM   #1
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Question 39 brake drums

just a question for the future does anyone make replacement wide 5 drums
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Old 07-15-2020, 07:27 AM   #2
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I have never seen them advertised by any of the big suppliers.
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Old 07-15-2020, 09:41 AM   #3
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There is a company I believe in the mid west that rehab's brake drums. Not cheap IIRC. I have the contact info somewhere (I think). Maybe someone will chime in with the info.
Found it: https://www.jgrelining.com/
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Old 07-15-2020, 09:59 AM   #4
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If you get a price from them, could you let us know? I am afraid it will be very high (that company specializes in redoing Pontiac 8-lugs, and you know how much money those guys have).
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Old 07-15-2020, 01:21 PM   #5
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I believe there's a couple on the HAMB for sale, also here on the BARN.
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Old 07-15-2020, 03:27 PM   #6
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In the US, we used them up running on dirt tracks. They don't flex;

I found some at Hershey but tough to find them with any meat left
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Old 07-16-2020, 03:07 AM   #7
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J&G Relining!! used them for my drums, Top Notch ! They will also arch your shoes. They are on the web
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Old 07-16-2020, 03:47 AM   #8
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hello aussie merc if you need some drums ive got a perfect set
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Old 07-16-2020, 08:17 AM   #9
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MT Car Products

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"These drums will work with our backing plates or with original 1939 - 1948 ford hydraulic backing plates. They come in the stock 5 on 5-1/2" pattern.
Sold each $135.00"

They must be used with hubs that mount inside the drums 39-40. When I talked to him he said 46-48 with hub on outside will not work.

Has anyone had experience using them?
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Old 07-16-2020, 09:01 AM   #10
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I couldn’t find my quote from J&G but if memory serves me they were just north of $300for Drum and shoes (1935 Ford). From their website they work on a wide scope of drums and the quality looks superb. The drum is restored to original.
Since original drums are still popping up I elected not to go down this road yet.
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Old 07-16-2020, 09:29 AM   #11
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I couldn’t find my quote from J&G but if memory serves me they were just north of $300for Drum and shoes (1935 Ford). From their website they work on a wide scope of drums and the quality looks superb. The drum is restored to original.
Since original drums are still popping up I elected not to go down this road yet.
Hard to find wide five's that aren't worn beyond allowable tolerances.
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Old 07-16-2020, 09:52 AM   #12
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Just call J&G and it is around 300 dollars per drum to repair to std.
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what do they do, sleeve it, or spray weld it back to size?
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Old 07-16-2020, 04:36 PM   #14
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MT Car Products

From their website

"These drums will work with our backing plates or with original 1939 - 1948 ford hydraulic backing plates. They come in the stock 5 on 5-1/2" pattern.
Sold each $135.00"

They must be used with hubs that mount inside the drums 39-40. When I talked to him he said 46-48 with hub on outside will not work.

Has anyone had experience using them?
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Be careful how you read this info. The "drums 39-40" quoted above is incorrect, as '39 drums are WIDE FIVE. That should read "drums '40-'41". What they are actually TRYING to say is that their '40 -'41 replacement DRUMS will function properly and fit properly when using '39-'48 hydraulic backing plates. NOTE...that wheel studs will have to have the swages cut and each stud removed to separate hub and old drum. The swaged studs must be cut and removed PROPERLY so as not to bend hub's flange. The MT parts are of the utmost quality. Don't settle for the Speedway 'look-alikes'! They ain't the same as MT drums. DD
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Old 07-16-2020, 04:39 PM   #15
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what do they do, sleeve it, or spray weld it back to size?

cas…..I'm 99.9% sure that I've read that they re-sleeve the drums. Their web site is interesting. Someone linked it above. DD
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thanks coopman
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Old 07-16-2020, 05:15 PM   #17
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Just call J&G and it is around 300 dollars per drum to repair to std.
I know 300 a wheel seems like a lot but a disk conversion can be expensive. The new Mustangs have some mega dollar super brake option. They can keep the pretty painted calipers, wide 5's are total class.
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Interesting.... sleeve back to size? Using WHAT for material?
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Interesting.... sleeve back to size? Using WHAT for material?

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Old 07-18-2020, 09:49 PM   #20
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yeh thanks got a price to rebuild drums with metal spray localy not cheap but still reasonable when you add up the on costs of changing to 40s or going all out with full discs As i said a question for the future thanks for all the input
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