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Postby john12 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:20 pm

I got all the wheels off and the brakes apart and cleaned up. looks like the front cylinders have been changed at some time. The back has not, the rubber has deteriorated and the adjusters are frozen up.
I think I will order the shoes and cylinders from 4wdproducts in Australia
The front cylinders cleaned up good and all the rubber seams well so, for now, I will just change the shoes. Where do I find them?
I need to get a master cylinder ordered.
Any tips on getting the rear brake adjusters freed up? I have been soaking in PB Blaster.

I took the radiator to the shop, the guy said it would be ready in about a week.

Sometime I will have to replace all the rubber bushings underneath.
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Postby curlrider11 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:22 am

I'm not sure on front shoes, I think they're different than rear, maybe River or Esteban know a source. I think some guys have probably had their shoes rebonded with brake material somewhere though I don't know where.
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Postby Esteban » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:34 am

curlrider11 wrote:I'm not sure on front shoes, I think they're different than rear, maybe River or Esteban know a source. I think some guys have probably had their shoes rebonded with brake material somewhere though I don't know where.


The front shoes are different from the rear, although they have the same drums. They were designed to be relined from time to time, and that's what many members here have done. There are places on the internet were you can send, but the best will be to find a shop that deals with heavy trucks, since they're also relining the shoes all the time. I will go this route. Getting new shoes if available from Australia, will be an overkill. Mine has over 300k miles and I've never replaced with new shoes, always relined them.

john12 wrote:I got all the wheels off and the brakes apart and cleaned up. looks like the front cylinders have been changed at some time. The back has not, the rubber has deteriorated and the adjusters are frozen up.
I think I will order the shoes and cylinders from 4wdproducts in Australia
The front cylinders cleaned up good and all the rubber seams well so, for now, I will just change the shoes. Where do I find them?
I need to get a master cylinder ordered.
Any tips on getting the rear brake adjusters freed up? I have been soaking in PB Blaster.

I took the radiator to the shop, the guy said it would be ready in about a week.

Sometime I will have to replace all the rubber bushings underneath.


Good to know about your radiator! :clap: :clap:

Regarding the wheel cylinders, if you've taken them out, try to see in what condition they are. A lot of times you can run a brake honing tool and polish the cylinder and with the seals, they'll be good to go. Cheap too.

Trying to source the brake master cylinder is also going to be difficult, and unnecessary in my concept, unless you want a true original look for yours. Better to install a Wilwood dual master cylinder. In my notes I have the following at $145:

http://www.wilwood.com/MasterCylinders/ ... o=260-8794

With the rear brake adjusters, keep at the penetrating oil until they get loose.
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