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#585808 - Fri Oct 23 2009 01:05 PM 1953 Chevrolet 6500 rear brake parts??  
FrankinMD  Offline
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MD
Hello from the newest newb. I am working on a '53 Chevy 6500, retired farm truck with 70k on it. It is in very good, mostly original condition. Currently working on the brakes and can't find shoes or springs for the rear. They are 14.5x4" with 2 wheel cylinders per side. NAPA came up with a master cylinder and wheel cylinders but not shoes or springs. Is there a source for these parts? Thanks!



#585849 - Fri Oct 23 2009 03:12 PM Re: 1953 Chevrolet 6500 rear brake parts?? [Re: FrankinMD]  
kb3csw  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,331
Pocomoke City, MD
Jim Carter likely has the springs NAPA or one of your local parts houses should be able to send your shoes to be relined. What part of maryland are you in? I'm on the Eastern Shore, Stovebolt HQ is in Southern Maryland.

Last edited by kb3csw; Fri Oct 23 2009 03:13 PM.

#585882 - Fri Oct 23 2009 06:22 PM Re: 1953 Chevrolet 6500 rear brake parts?? [Re: kb3csw]  
FrankinMD  Offline
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MD
I'm in southern MD, Dameron in St. Marys. What is Stovebolt HQ?

NAPA was no help on the shoes. They didn't say anything about relining, I will call them back and check on that.

Who is Jim Carter and how do I contact him?


#585922 - Fri Oct 23 2009 09:44 PM Re: 1953 Chevrolet 6500 rear brake parts?? [Re: FrankinMD]  
kb3csw  Offline
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Stovebolt HQ is the home of John and Peg Milliman Who created this website. They are located in Mechanicsville Md.

Click on the links button at the top of the page and it will bring up a lot of useful links stovebolters have found thru the years. Also check the tech tips button you will find things people have found work for them.

Jim Carter is a longtime supplier of vintage chevy and GMC truck parts. His address is www.oldchevytrucks.com be prepared when ordering from aftermarket vendors many parts are now made offshore and will require tweaking to fit including jim carters.


#585952 - Sat Oct 24 2009 12:15 AM Re: 1953 Chevrolet 6500 rear brake parts?? [Re: kb3csw]  
John Milliman  Offline

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St. Mary's Co., MD
Frank,
Welcome to the Stovebolt Page! And howdy neighbor! Send me a PM and I will tell you how to get in touch with me. We'll chat about the local sources for shoe relining. I had my '49 6500 rear axle brake shoes relined right here in good ole St. Mary's county.

You're also close to the radiator guy!

Regards,
John


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#585954 - Sat Oct 24 2009 12:17 AM Re: 1953 Chevrolet 6500 rear brake parts?? [Re: kb3csw]  
Big Yellow  Offline
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Kanata, ON. Canada
You'll probably find all the parts you'll need at Adler's Antique Autos. try adlersantiqueautos.com. You'll never meet a more knowledgeable or nicer guy. I speak from experience. Good luck.


#585969 - Sat Oct 24 2009 01:45 AM Re: 1953 Chevrolet 6500 rear brake parts?? [Re: Big Yellow]  
48bigtrucks  Offline
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Center Point, Iowa
CarQuest had my shoes (54 6500)sitting on the shelf and a master cylinder the next day. Parts are still available,
Scott


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1953 and a 1956 Ford F800

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#586238 - Sun Oct 25 2009 01:11 AM Re: 1953 Chevrolet 6500 rear brake parts?? [Re: 48bigtrucks]  
FrankinMD  Offline
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Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 5
MD
Thanks for all the info! I will check with Carquest and Jim on Monday.

Just so everyone knows... this '53 is not my vehicle, it belongs to a customer.


#586705 - Mon Oct 26 2009 02:59 PM Re: 1953 Chevrolet 6500 rear brake parts?? [Re: FrankinMD]  
FrankinMD  Offline
New Guy
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 5
MD
So... now I'm told there is early and late '53?? And they have different brakes. Can someone tell by the production number [010503] if this truck is early or late?


#586728 - Mon Oct 26 2009 04:47 PM Re: 1953 Chevrolet 6500 rear brake parts?? [Re: FrankinMD]  
crenwelge  Offline
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Fredericksburg, Texas
I have my best luck by taking the old wheel cylinder to Carquest and get one of the experienced guys get out the books. Carquest has very good drawings of pre 1962 stuff to match up with.


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