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EdPruss #1463090 Thu Aug 18 2022 09:17 PM
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Success !...using the puller brought the Brake Drum off with ease...thanks to all for your input

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1950 FC253 #1463149 Fri Aug 19 2022 11:25 AM
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Not sure why you needed to pull that apart, looks to be in fine working condition! ohwell
Your perseverance paid off! Nice job!
Now get them like new!

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1950 FC253 #1463556 Mon Aug 22 2022 03:14 PM
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Wow -- excellent view/illustration of the classic uneven shoe wear on Huck Brakes. You can either swap them around and put the worn shoe where the unworn shoe is, or just get the worn shoes relined.


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1950 FC253 #1463582 Mon Aug 22 2022 06:47 PM
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not to change the subject of the thread...but what is the difference between 3800 and 3804 ?

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1950 FC253 #1463585 Mon Aug 22 2022 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by 1950 FC253
not to change the subject of the thread...but what is the difference between 3800 and 3804 ?
3800 indicates the 1 ton truck series, and 3804 indicates it's a pickup (versus flat bed, chassis/cab, etc.)

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1950 FC253 #1463976 Fri Aug 26 2022 03:23 AM
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Can you remove the wheel spacers and run a non-1ton wheel?

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58-1-ton-dually #1474606 Wed Nov 09 2022 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by 58-1-ton-dually
Can you remove the wheel spacers and run a non-1ton wheel?

I would like to know this as well.

Can anyone confirm if there are differences in the srw vs drw hubs themselves, or is it just a matter of bolting on the wheel spacer to convert a srw to drw?

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Now looking for a decent '47-'55.1 3100, 3600, or 3800
1950 FC253 #1474647 Thu Nov 10 2022 12:29 AM
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I don’t know about 1958
But I do know 1948-54 the answer is yes
The only difference for a DRW is the stud length is a tiny bit longer for the extra thickness of the rims and that round nut plate that goes over everything under the nuts

It’s pseudo common up in Canada to see a DRW truck with the single rear wheel style front wheels
Because the truck started life as a single rear wheel
And someone just got the dual rear wheels
And omitted the extra round spacer plate that normally comes with DRW and just bolted the duals down with barely enough threads
I have seen a couple trucks this way at the junk yards and I also own two that have had this treatment done to them before I got them

Elderly Iron #1501172 Wed May 17 2023 09:32 PM
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Thank you so much for your information. My 1950 1 ton dually has the nonrotating stuck front wheel also. I've banged with a hammer, heated with a torch and squirted power blaster by the pint in the adjustment holes in tha backing plate without luck so far. I was intrigued by your "sledging the hub" idea, but can't quite figure out what "sledging" means (pardon my ignorance-I'm still a newbie here. May I ask what this means? Thanks so very much!

1950 FC253 #1501248 Thu May 18 2023 01:36 PM
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No you can’t simply remove the spacer to run different rims. The extended hub contains the bearing and bearing race. There are different front hubs for single/dual rear wheel applications

Last edited by Johnny N; Thu May 18 2023 02:09 PM.

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