Question: What Body Styles were the most popular?
Answer: The Station Wagon out-sold all other body styles. In 1948 Crosley sold more Station Wagons than any other car maker. The Sedan was the second most popular.
Question: Can I convert my mechanical brakes to hydraulic?
Answer: Yes, The 1951-52 9 inch Bendix hydraulic brakes are a bolt on replacement for the 6 inch mechanical. You need an adapter to mount the master cylinder, a brake line distribution block that mounts on the torque tube. Two holes are drilled in the frame to mount the front hydraulic liners and 1 new hole for mounting the master cylinder adapter plate.
Question: How many brake systems have been used on Crosley cars?
Answer: The 1939 model had a floating band of brake lining between shoes and drum. In 1940 cars were equipped with mechanical brakes with riveted linings. In 1948, Crosley used bonded brake linings. In mid 1949, all Crosleys used the Goodyear-Hawley Hydra-Disc airplane type brakes. In mid 1950, Crosley switched to the 9 inch Bendix hydraulic brakes of conventional design.