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Topic Re: Bad Day For Brakes :(
By Michael Cates
Date Sun, 18 Nov 2001 00:46:19 -0000
Kevin Daxon wrote:
Hey guys, as you all know I had been planning on re-doing the rear
brakes on my buggy this weekend, unfortunately it now seems (at
for the moment) that isn't going to happen.
It seems Type III's do use a different drum then the Type I's and
drum which the shops in my area don't carry! I did find one place
Cal. Imports) but they wanted about $100 for one drum! So now it
that for the moment I'll just be replacing the leaky wheel cylinder
living with the warped drums (on the bright side the shoes have
pad left so I shouldn't be needing to replace them anytime soon).
One thing my troubled mind thought of though as I was calling around
this morning was how hard would it be convert the rear brakes on my
to the ones the Type I's use? Is that not really feasible (I figure
there must be something I'm not thinking of) or would I just be
better-off saving-up for either new drums or a rear disk kit (which
fist glance looks to cost within $50 of what new drums, shoes,
and cylinders will cost).
Any opinons would be appreciated! :)
--Kevin "Whoa!" Daxon
'67 Desert Fox - 3 Good Brakes :/
Hey Kevin, where do you live? Do you have IRS or swingaxle? You have
4 bolt drums correct? Latest Rage in Alpine, east of San Diego, has a
4 bolt rear disc brake kit for $155.00 in their ad in
HotVWs/Dec.2001! Cheap way to go discs! There isn't a provision for
an emergency brake, but you could always find a pair of 260/280Z rear
calipers with the e-brake feature! Are there any wrecking yards in
your area? Sometimes you can find good drums there!
Good Luck & Have Fun...ManxManiac