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Five stud drum in place of 4 stud rear brake drum

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356ghia
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Five stud drum in place of 4 stud rear brake drum

Post by 356ghia » 9th May 2019 - 10:37pm

Hello, does anyone know if the four stud rear Variant drum and hub can be replaced by an earlier 5 stud drum? I am assuming that as the backing plates, shoes etc are the same it should work if a spacer is added after the bearing seal cover? Any advice welcomed. Many thanks, Tony

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Re: Five stud drum in place of 4 stud rear brake drum

Post by V-dubbdan68 » 9th May 2019 - 10:51pm

I believe there is a thick washer that you can use like you say behind the bearing seal but I don’t know if it’s for the other way round
5 stud to 4
I am interested in this if you are doing it also I want wide 5 not small 4
I don’t know if I’ve helped but have a look on VW heritage or eBay, might be something easy to find
Cheers

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Re: Five stud drum in place of 4 stud rear brake drum

Post by Editor » 12th May 2019 - 12:17pm

It may be possible to work out from the parts book, as Australia and South African Type 3s in 1966 still had the wide 5 wheels - not sure how long that went for.
Dave.

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