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1957 Pathfinder


Picked up a 57 survivor, four door. Looking at front brakes and found original wheel bearings need to be changed out. The cost of original ball bearing set up is surprising to put it nicely. There seems to be a replacement roller bearing set available if you change out the drums. Short of going the disk brake route has anyone dealt with this. Thanks in advance Due to being off grid for summer months I can only check messages once a week.



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Glenn, forget the useless ball bearing set up. Get complete hubs off of (early to mid 1960's Chevrolet's or Canadian Pontiac's of the full size variety.) These hub assemblies have roller bearings and will slide right on with no modifications. Ball bearings are not only very expensive and take no side loads, they also drag. You can buy new roller hub conversions but these are very expensive. Find a wreck or parts car and take the hub assemblies off it, it will be far cheaper that way. That is what i did with my 57 Pontiac 21 years ago at Dom's auto wreckers and the doner car was a 1963 Chev full size. Good luck.



-- Edited by long stroke on Wednesday 9th of August 2017 11:59:12 AM

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