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rear brake assembly again

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05 Aug 2018 14:34 #194843 by macclad
PLEASE HELP i'm finding it impossible to get the strong spring into the hole in brake shoe because of the bloody adjuster forked arm, they seem to go in the same plane and it gets in the way, also its a bloody long way off, and it looks like the shoes would hit the backing plate flange before the drum anyway, what have i done wrong????????????????
losing patience and knuckle skin.
Mike

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05 Aug 2018 15:12 #194844 by reedx
Replied by reedx on topic rear brake assembly again
One of these has been invaluable over the years



Colin

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05 Aug 2018 16:54 #194845 by mlines
Replied by mlines on topic rear brake assembly again
1. the fork has a step in it, make sure it is the correct way around
2. Grip the spring with Mole Grips, jam a screwdriver into the brakes and use the screwdriver as a lever to move the mole grips (hence spring) into place

Martin

2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses

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16 Aug 2018 21:08 #195185 by macclad
Replied by macclad on topic rear brake assembly again
Thanks, but the bloody wheel cylinder was leaking and the bolts were rounded, had to get towed to local garage, so i failed at that, i think i'll give trying to fit a lift kit a miss.

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17 Aug 2018 11:45 #195202 by mickt
Replied by mickt on topic rear brake assembly again
Not to be judgemental but that setback would have been surmountable. The main thing when working on cars of a certain age is patience and logical thought.. Easy to say but I have been there many times and have always managed to find a way to get the job done. Sometimes it has meant either modifying a tool or buying a tool or whatever but always doable. The heads of the bolts could possibly have had a smaller socket jammed on or even chiselled or cut off for example. Of course the vital part of achieving success is to have a good and varied set of tools!

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19 Aug 2018 15:41 #195266 by macclad
Replied by macclad on topic rear brake assembly again
you're right mickt, and also more than a little knowledge would help, instead of tearing into a job i had thought would be easy, rear shoes had been easy before, but bloody Jimnys hey!!!!

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19 Aug 2018 16:04 #195267 by mickt
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Nightmare. I would pull the axles to make it easier to replace the shoes and cylinders and especially the cables.

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