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1951 Panel 1 ton brake drum diameter?? #1311523 Wed May 22 2019 07:17 PM
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Does anyone know what specs (the max they can be turned) for the brake drums for a 1951 Chevy 1 Ton Panel? ... thanks...joe

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Re: 1951 Panel 1 ton brake drum diameter?? [Re: TooMany2count] #1311759 Fri May 24 2019 04:42 AM
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Hy TooMany2count. without actually looking up the specifications I would say .060", hope that helps.

Re: 1951 Panel 1 ton brake drum diameter?? [Re: 3B] #1311761 Fri May 24 2019 05:24 AM
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Hy TooMany2count. without actually looking up the specifications I would say .060", hope that helps.



Thanks, but I need the total inside diameter so I when I use a brake drum gauge,I know if the drums are good or not....joe

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Re: 1951 Panel 1 ton brake drum diameter?? [Re: TooMany2count] #1311797 Fri May 24 2019 03:20 PM
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Hy again TooMany2count, according to my truck salesman's data book your truck should have 12" front brakes and 14" rear brakes, the maximum diameter on your gauge for the front brakes would be 12.060 and the maximum diameter on your gauge for the rear brakes should be 14.060. The rear brakes may be able to be turned out to 14.090 but I will keep looking for the specification to be sure, hope that helps.

Re: 1951 Panel 1 ton brake drum diameter?? [Re: 3B] #1311804 Fri May 24 2019 04:28 PM
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Thanks & yes that helps a lot, it'll give me some idea if they are worth saving or if they become scrap....joe


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Re: 1951 Panel 1 ton brake drum diameter?? [Re: TooMany2count] #1312411 Thu May 30 2019 01:39 AM
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I have found very little mention of this limit in the shop manuals. The Chev manual mentions turning the drum out to 60 and installing the stock oversize shoes. There is mention in one of the GMC manuals of .125" as the limit. I would guess that most shops would automatically say .060". By the way you can't buy these drums new and they are very hard to find used or NOS .


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Re: 1951 Panel 1 ton brake drum diameter?? [Re: TooMany2count] #1312412 Thu May 30 2019 01:51 AM
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Re: 1951 Panel 1 ton brake drum diameter?? [Re: tclederman] #1312447 Thu May 30 2019 06:43 AM
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I have more zippers then a pair of cargo pants
Tim thanks for the info & the link....joe

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Re: 1951 Panel 1 ton brake drum diameter?? [Re: TooMany2count] #1312576 Fri May 31 2019 02:29 AM
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Joe, Eli and I are working on his truck. Should have a spare set of rears coming up this summer. No idea if they are turnable or not but can check my friendly neighborhood mechanic once we get them off.


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