Re: [Chrysler300] Rear Brake drums for '63-'64 Chrysler
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Re: [Chrysler300] Rear Brake drums for '63-'64 Chrysler

might be blasphemy to some, but it could be time to start listing what rear axles from later models swap in to our old Brutes.  Time marches on.  Hard to stomach the fact that my 57C is a 59 year old car now.  I feel like I've become one of the Model A guys I used to stare at in wonder in my youth.  Who would want a 60 year old car, anyway?  My 'old' cars were only 10 or 15 years old when I started appreciating and playing with them.  No where near as many 57 Chryslers were built as Model A's, so I don't expect anywhere near the availability of remanufactured parts to ever be available.  Would some late 70's or even 80's rear axles (perhaps with disc brakes?) from a large Chrysler or even a Dodge truck swap in? Even fans and owners of letter cars get updated hips, shoulders, and knees when the original equipment wears out. I'm not talking the full resto-mod movement with Hotchkiss suspension/frame and 6.4L modern Hemi drivetrain swaps from Magnums and newer 300's and all, just newer parts that might have less metal fatigue and more years left in them?  It saddens me when I see some of my 'old car buddies' cashing out of their classic cars and running off to buy a retro-look Mustang/Challenger/Camaro to bring to the cruise nights, but they seem to be happy to have relatively 'trouble free' motoring for the rest of their lives, as their cars will certainly outlive them.  I await a wide range of replies. ;-)

On Fri, May 27, 2016 at 3:20 PM, 'Mark Lindahl' mplindahl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi All,


My first ’63 Chrysler conv 300 had rear brakes that had the hub attached with key slot.  After quite a bit of effort, I was able to remove the brake drums with hubs.

These rear drums (11x3) are becoming hard to find that have any metal left.


My current ’63 300 conv has rear drums that slide off and the hubs remain on the vehicle.  I believe some modification by grinding was done before I got it to loosen the drums from the hubs.

Question: Does anyone know if there is a generic Mopar or other model (11x3) drum that would fit over the existing hub? 


This set up certainly makes it easier to access the brakes.



Mark Lindahl

"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have." ... Thomas Jefferson 


Posted by: John Nowosacki <jsnowosacki@xxxxxxxxx>

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