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Wanted.... a FRONT AXLE, for my 1926 Durant, with Front Brakes also FRONT SEAT in decent condition

Is there any year Durant,(with wooden wheels) that has Front steeldraulic Brakes...??? and if so how hard would it be to add the front brake axle to a 1926 Durant, and hook up brake rods to the existing 1926 Durant. rear brakes..?? Does anyone have front and rear axles, with four wheel brakes, in good condition FOR SALE..?? also wanted a Front Seat with good springs & decent padding.
Lets Talk; sunnybabaspirit@yahoo.com

Where Are You From? southern New Mexico

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1926 Durant Huckster

Re: Wanted.... a FRONT AXLE, for my 1926 Durant, with Front Brakes also FRONT SEAT in decent condit

Sunny,

Durant used Steeldraulic Brakes beginning in 1930.
However, the Oakland factory beginning in 1924 offered front brakes as an option.
Look for an Oakland built Star or Durant and you'll have a chance of finding frnt brakes.

But Steeldraulic Brakes where also used oj these cars.
Auburn 1931 and 1932, 8 CYI.
Hupmobile after 1927
Pontiac 1928 to 1932
Nash after 1929 (some)
De Vaux
Durant 1930, 1931
Oakland 1928 to 1932
Dodge 4

Where Are You From? Fremont, CA

Re: Wanted.... a FRONT AXLE, for my 1926 Durant, with Front Brakes also FRONT SEAT in decent condit

Rick so forgets we continued Durant's into 1932 and Rugby to 1933, plus the Frontenac's also used Steeldraulic brakes. Its like Horton Hears a Who .. we are here .. we are here.

The 1934 (Yankee) United Part Manufacturing Co in Chicago pages on that subject which is why Frontenac is not mentioned.

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Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1932 614 sedan made by Dominion Motors

Re: Wanted.... a FRONT AXLE, for my 1926 Durant, with Front Brakes also FRONT SEAT in decent condit

Thank you.. that is helpful info...... I guess I will have to learn how to Identify axles from the Oakland factory.... Perhaps someone has a chassis or axles from a 1925-1926 Oakland built, Durant or Star.. I will keep my eyes open.... I wonder if Don Shilling as any of these front axles with brakes..? could someone give me his phone# or email address...?

Where Are You From? southern New Mexico

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1926 Durant Huckster

Re: Wanted.... a FRONT AXLE, for my 1926 Durant, with Front Brakes also FRONT SEAT in decent condit

I don't have any front brake axles for the early Durants or any Stars. Do you have an A22 or B22?

Where Are You From? Texarkana, TX

Do You own a car built by Durant? Several

Re: Wanted.... a FRONT AXLE, for my 1926 Durant, with Front Brakes also FRONT SEAT in decent condit

Good question Don. If he has a 1926 A22 Durant its rare. Registry has no Lansing or Elizabeth vehicles, two Oakland and one Leaside. Can't be a B22 Durant made Oct 1921 to April 1923.
Wonder if Sunny's vehicle is a 1926 F, M, or R Star which now has Durant Motors name part of the rad crest.
We'd need vin plate info and engine serial. Overhead valve Durant 4 cyl or flat head W5A Star 4 cyl or 14L six cyl.
All to often folks say they have a Durant or Durant Motors vehicle when its a Star.

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1932 614 sedan made by Dominion Motors

Re: Wanted.... a FRONT AXLE, for my 1926 Durant, with Front Brakes also FRONT SEAT in decent condit

Don...... I think you might have seen or know about this Huckster, owned by Bruce Butler from Daytona Beach, FL...... I believe it is a 1926 Star made by Durant, very nice looking wooden body... But it has a modern Chevette 4 cylinder engine (75hp) and a 4 speed transmission.... I have not actually bought it yet. I am just preparing to buy it. That is the reason I am asking about front brakes for a 1926 Durant Star... wanting more braking power if I have a truck that will go 55-60 mph. Thus wondering if I could add a different front axle with brakes.... but as I learn more... I hear that the 1926 Star front axle, spindles & hub & wheel bearings are PERHAPS the same as the model T Ford 1926-27 wooden spoke hubs...??? Did Durant & Ford buy their axles from the same manufactures during these years..??? Is this correct...?? and if they are interchangeable.... then I could put the Disc brake Kit that is being made for the model T's on the Star front axle.... giving me much better brakes on the Star Huckster. Anybody know about the model T- Star hub/axle relationship...??

Model T disc Brakes; link: https://www.modeltford.com/item/2565.aspx

Where Are You From? southern New Mexico

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1926 Durant Huckster

Re: Wanted.... a FRONT AXLE, for my 1926 Durant, with Front Brakes also FRONT SEAT in decent condit

The model T axles are NOT interchangeable with Star or any other make as far as I am aware. I've heard of the use of early 50's Chevy truck axles to use on Stars. Anybody have any further details on this?

Where Are You From? Texarkana, TX

Do You own a car built by Durant? Several

 

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