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Old 10-28-2011, 10:16 AM
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Good Video on Drum Brakes

Getting ready to do my rear brakes this weekend (have a cylinder leaking) and it is the first time I have ever done drum brakes. Was looking for some "how to's" and came across this video. Its pretty good, so I thought I would share....enjoy!

http://trashcars.net/videos/1436/how...um-brakes.html
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:37 AM
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Good video, i wish they removed the wheel cylinders too. I have to replace mine. Im assuming it just bolts in and bolts out....
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:19 AM
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Good video, i wish they removed the wheel cylinders too. I have to replace mine. Im assuming it just bolts in and bolts out....

For the wheel cylinders, you just disconnect the hose and then there's one or two bolts that hold it onto the backing plate. Do yourself a favor and start soaking those bolts and fittings with PB Blaster before you even remove the drum. They're probably on there pretty solid.
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:20 AM
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Getting ready to do my rear brakes this weekend (have a cylinder leaking) and it is the first time I have ever done drum brakes. Was looking for some "how to's" and came across this video. Its pretty good, so I thought I would share....enjoy!

http://trashcars.net/videos/1436/how...um-brakes.html

He must've done it wrong, because I didn't head any cursing, and I didn't see the brake pads fall to the ground.
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:43 AM
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For the wheel cylinders, you just disconnect the hose and then there's one or two bolts that hold it onto the backing plate. Do yourself a favor and start soaking those bolts and fittings with PB Blaster before you even remove the drum. They're probably on there pretty solid.

Got it, i started soaking the bolts twice a week since last week.
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:04 PM
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I just got done doing the brakes on my '68. It has drums all around, and chances are this is the last time I do brakes on these axles. It was the worst brake job I've ever encountered. Fortunately, my Jeep probably sat in the dry heat of southern California most if not all its life, so the wheel cylinders came out without any problems. I did use PB Blaster though. Only broke one brake line and that was due to the fact that the rubber hose that it was attached to was stuck on there. One brake drum up front was worn so bad that it had huge trenches in it. Most of the shoes were cracked in half.
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:35 PM
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I just got done doing the brakes on my '68. It has drums all around, and chances are this is the last time I do brakes on these axles. It was the worst brake job I've ever encountered. Fortunately, my Jeep probably sat in the dry heat of southern California most if not all its life, so the wheel cylinders came out without any problems. I did use PB Blaster though. Only broke one brake line and that was due to the fact that the rubber hose that it was attached to was stuck on there. One brake drum up front was worn so bad that it had huge trenches in it. Most of the shoes were cracked in half.

I feel your pain, my experience hasnt been that bad though. I got cheap and skipped replacing my cylinders when i did all the springs. Added fluid and bam leak in the rear cylinder. Ill be pulling the springs and doing the cylinders....

Pro tip! if your going through the trouble of replacing the pads and springs and your truck has been sitting for a while, do the cylinders while you have everything apart!
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Thread revival. The video doesn't work anymore or at least the link.

I am also looking for a good video for the rear drum brakes on my 84 GW. Anyone out there know of one? I've found a few on youtube but nothing specifically for the GW.

Thanks for any help in advance!
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They'll be the same as any 1/2 ton GM from the mid '70s through the late '80s
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They'll be the same as any 1/2 ton GM from the mid '70s through the late '80s

Out of curiosity is there a solid list somewhere of "comparable" vehicles/parts? The ignition is ford, brake lines/components gm/chevy, there's some flip flopping around and a one stop shop for those of us who haven't learned the common knowledge would be very helpful.
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huh, funny how this thread is up here at this time. I'm about to put new shoes in my drums. Had an issue arrive last week when moving the wag around at the "storage/garage property its at. Drove forward fin, shifted into reverse and after a short distance, a loud click from the pass rear.
Drive it up to the bay door(plan was to go into the workbuilding and put the spare on that spot as my dry rotted tire failed) Went to bak it into the building and, BANG! Nothing seemed broke that I found, so when I had the wheel off I checked the brake.
I found that the shoe facing the front fell completely off its mount! WTF!
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