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49' F1 brakes on 39 Ford spindles

What is required to fit 1949 Ford F1 brakes to my 1939 Ford spindles? I was told to elongate the holes on the backing plates to make the bolt holes line up, however this is not what I have read on previous forums.

Other rodders have mentioned that this is a straight fit and a bolt on job. This did not seem to be the case last weekend when I tried to bolt the backing plates up.



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How about posting pics of your spindles and backing plates. Maybe you don't have what you think you have.
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There may be some differences between f1 and the later f100 brakes, the f100 brakes are a common swap.Check this article out,
http://www.flatheadv8.org/f1brakes1.htm

Courtesy of Deuce..

And a little more info by Pasadenahotrods regarding which spindle you may have and bolt patterns and such...

Early Ford Spindles fitting early Ford axles

I found those using the search function here on the site.



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