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    Shuswap Lake, BC Canada
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    39 Plymouth, 1981 Caballero, 1949 Fargo FM2-16 1 ton, 1953 Fargo FP 1 - 08


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    1 ton to 1/2 ton front end swap

    This age and memory thing sucks. I was going from memory on research for a B1D possible swap. I went back to the book. Merle is absolutely right..There was indeed a change in mid B2. So back to Bigphilips original post, swap is possible, but check serial numbers of both donor and receiver to confirm compatability. I think the axles spring mounts may all be the same. Change was probably to the knuckle/king pin mounts mid B2. But don't quote me on that! This change may well explain the king pin differences 4mula - dlx referred to as well. Sigh.

    1 ton to 1/2 ton front end swap

    The parts manual I used was a 1953 version for all B series trucks 1948 - 1953. I understand there were some changes 1954+, but I know not what. Perhaps you got something other than 1948 - 53 pins? I have no idea.

    free parts

    jmooner3 I commend you for keeping these scarce parts in circulation. Getting the old gal across the continent (I'm in British Columbia, Canada) would be a challenge. Drums alone would be a little easier. But I understand your desire to keep her whole if possible. I may have a line on some drums - I should know in a couple of weeks. If that falls through, I'll get back to you to see how you are making out with it. And if I hear of anyone needing a rolling chasis I will be sure to let them know. Thanks for your info

    1 ton to 1/2 ton front end swap

    According to the parts book, the front axle is the same. number for B, C, & D. Spindles for B & C the same. D is different. King pin for B, C, D all the same Brake support (backing plate) for C & D the same. B is different. Brake shoes for C & D the same. B is different. Drums and hubs are different for each, just to complicate things. So according to this, you could leave your axle on and put B or C spindles on it, as long as you use the complete brake system, drums, backing plate, and hubs for the spindle you are putting on. Clear as mud? Hope this helps.

    Fargo FM2-16 Brake Drums

    P-15 D-24 Haven't been able to find wear spec for the B1D front drum. Can you help? Feel bad I haven't found it myself. MAY have found drums. Checking to confirm they can be turned. Many thanks

    1 ton to 1/2 ton front end swap

    I did many split rings years ago. If the wheels and rings were in good shape and were installed properly, there was no problem. Inflation was the danger if the rings weren't installed properly. Didn't have a fancy cage, but we put ring to the ground, chain through the wheel holes and across the thread, and put the air to them. Never had a problem. The suggestion of lowering a hoist on top of them during inflation sounds good, too - if you have one.

    1 ton to 1/2 ton front end swap

    Thanks, Kevin

    free parts

    Thanks so much for the offer. I sure appreciate your effort. I'm not sure what those would fit, but not my B1D. If I run into anyone looking for those in my research I will be sure to let them know. Warm regards.

    free parts

    I'm looking for B1D 1 Ton front (11 in.) and rear (14 in.) brake drums. All are 6 lug. Any such parts? Thanks.

    1 ton to 1/2 ton front end swap

    Is it possible that front axle is still available? How about the rear one? I could be interested.

    Fargo FM2-16 Brake Drums

    Thanks very much for the info

    Studs for rear drums?

    I'm looking for front and rear drums for a 1949 B 1D 1 ton (6 stud). Do you have any such things

    Fargo FM2-16 Brake Drums

    Got it. Thanks for the info.

    Fargo FM2-16 Brake Drums

    That would be for the 5 stud B2B series with sold rims right? Mine is a 6 stud B1D series with split rings.

    Fargo FM2-16 Brake Drums

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