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Old 11-11-2019, 06:02 PM   #1
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Default Can I get some help? Brake drum (axle) retainers.

Gents, I'm going to make some axle retainers.

If someone has a pair to hand could you help me with the five dimensions on the picture please?

A = Depth front to rear overall.
B = Width.
C = Height
D = Material thickness.
E = Height of spacer.

I can work in metric or imperial, whatever is easiest for you.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-12-2019, 08:28 AM   #2
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Default Re: Can I get some help? Brake drum (axle) retainers.

Thanks for looking, Guys, I have been supplied with some dimensions.

I've actually already made one, but just wanted to check it against the commercially available ones.

Mine is possibly a little thin, so I've ordered some material to make some more. I'll probably make a few extra pairs for sale here in then UK.

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Old 11-12-2019, 11:00 AM   #3
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Default Re: Can I get some help? Brake drum (axle) retainers.

I hope you post a video of making them and the installation, I always enjoy watching them.
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Old 11-12-2019, 11:24 AM   #4
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Default Re: Can I get some help? Brake drum (axle) retainers.

The ones I have on my 32 Cabriolet are made out of 3/16 thick material. On the top part (that goes over the drum, they used a piece of a large pipe - such that the radius is concentric with the brake drum radius. Makes the brackets look a lot nicer.
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Old 11-12-2019, 03:04 PM   #5
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Default Re: Can I get some help? Brake drum (axle) retainers.

Thanks guys. I have a plan in mind now. Just waiting on the material.
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Old 11-12-2019, 04:55 PM   #6
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Default Re: Can I get some help? Brake drum (axle) retainers.

Just a FYI, I have some commercially made brackets on my '38. They worked fine with 5" wide 15" wheels. I changed the rear wheels to 5.5 x 15" and they rubbed the brackets in the "A" dimension on Mart's picture. I removed about 1/2" from the corner on each side with a grinder for clearance.
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Old 11-13-2019, 12:27 PM   #7
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Default Re: Can I get some help? Brake drum (axle) retainers.

For those without the equipment, skill, or interest in making rear drum retainers, they are available for 39-48 cars, and 39-47 pickups at C&G (800/266-0470) as item number 91A-2215. They mount by use of the wheel cylinder bolts. Hardware and spacers are included.
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Old 11-13-2019, 02:14 PM   #8
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Default Re: Can I get some help? Brake drum (axle) retainers.

And if you want them for half the price C&G takes check out speedway motors...
https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Early...iner,1981.html
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