Replacement Rear Brake Shoes - 1975 bus

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Replacement Rear Brake Shoes - 1975 bus

Post by BellePlaine » Mon May 16, 2011 7:21 pm

The current rear brake shoes on my 1975 bus look just like these.

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They are riveted. The trailing shoe has got less surface area of pad as compared to the leading shoe. And the trailing shoe also has an arm attached to it which the parking/emergency brake cable attaches. Not understanding this set up until today, I previously purchased these shoes which seemingly are advertised to fit my bus but are clearly different, especially because they are lacking the parking brake lever. I guess we are to save our parking brake levers for future service. German Supply sells a replacement pin for the second life.
http://www.germansupply.com/home/custom ... at=&page=1
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Re: Replacement Rear Brake Shoes - 1975 bus

Post by Amskeptic » Wed May 18, 2011 7:31 am

BellePlaine wrote: I guess we are to save our parking brake levers for future service. German Supply sells a replacement pin for the second life.
http://www.germansupply.com/home/custom ... at=&page=1
Replacement shoes do not necessarily follow the look of the originals with their leading/trailing lining length differences. Since forever we have had to remove the emergency brake levers/pins/horseshoe retainers. I vaguely remember some early sets of Road Warrior shoes that had the levers already installed, but you can be pretty sure that in today's world, they will not provide any more parts than the bare minimum.
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Re: Replacement Rear Brake Shoes - 1975 bus

Post by ruckman101 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:36 pm

Indeed I can vouch for that. Neither replacement shoes I recently purchased for bus and ghia had the emergency brake lever assembly included, and neither were riveted. Better glues I'm assuming.


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Re: Replacement Rear Brake Shoes - 1975 bus

Post by BellePlaine » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:02 am

ruckman101 wrote:Indeed I can vouch for that. Neither replacement shoes I recently purchased for bus and ghia had the emergency brake lever assembly included, and neither were riveted. Better glues I'm assuming.


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Regarding the emergency brake lever, in my opinion, it's a stupid little secret that the brake shoes are not ready to bolt on straight out of the box. How sweet it would have been to know before my mail-ordered parts shipped that the job required new emergency brake lever mounting pins. I see that GermanSupply explains this, but Bentley does not and neither did TheBusDepot.

Inexperienced and still a bit pissed.
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Re: Replacement Rear Brake Shoes - 1975 bus

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:26 am

BellePlaine wrote:
ruckman101 wrote:Indeed I can vouch for that. Neither replacement shoes I recently purchased for bus and ghia had the emergency brake lever assembly included, and neither were riveted. Better glues I'm assuming.


neal
Regarding the emergency brake lever, in my opinion, it's a stupid little secret that the brake shoes are not ready to bolt on straight out of the box. How sweet it would have been to know before my mail-ordered parts shipped that the job required new emergency brake lever mounting pins. I see that GermanSupply explains this, but Bentley does not and neither did TheBusDepot.

Inexperienced and still a bit pissed.
Breathe in. Exhale. Earlier shoes did supply a pin for the emergency brake levers, but not those horseshoe retainers. We are adrift in aftermarket now. Gotta think on our feet now.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 94,615 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,990 miles

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Re: Replacement Rear Brake Shoes - 1975 bus

Post by JLT » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:15 pm

Amskeptic wrote: Gotta think on our feet now.
Colin
Or at least on our shoes.
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Re: Replacement Rear Brake Shoes - 1975 bus

Post by dingo » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:32 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
Gotta think on our feet now.
Colin


Or at least on our shoes.

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Re: Replacement Rear Brake Shoes - 1975 bus

Post by ruckman101 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:07 pm

I just put the old emergency brake levers onto the new shoes. A bit of a pita, but doable.


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