oops

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by jeverich, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. jeverich

    jeverich

    Messages:
    355
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Location:
    Point Judith Area, RI
    Grinding down calipers - in order to fit the 15 x 8 3.75 BS RockCrawlers that just arrived

    Nicked the caliper on the piston area - now she's leaking like a sieve. I need new rotors and calipers anyway....she's my DD.

    What do I do, and what are my options?

    Already Fawking pissed because the vendor promised me that they would be 3.5BS!
     
  2. landcruiserjunky

    landcruiserjunky

    Messages:
    4,193
    Likes Received:
    433
    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2005
    Location:
    In Between Worlds
    Maybe have a chat with the vender?
     
  3. MR.FJ60

    MR.FJ60

    Messages:
    565
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2004
    Location:
    Westminster,CO
    That's what I'm thinking. Good luck.
     
  4. jeverich

    jeverich

    Messages:
    355
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Location:
    Point Judith Area, RI
    new

    Just ordered Left Front caliper and pads from local shop

    Will be here first thing tomorrow AM....

    It's not worth trying to fudge something for Brakes - anything else maybe. I enjoy being able to stop.

    Total $44.00 + $17.00 for Pads.
     
  5. Joe_E

    Joe_E

    Messages:
    3,552
    Media:
    39
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    152
    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Location:
    the NJ word..
    For 44 dollars you will be receiving a paper mache caliper and a set of pads that are most likely actually the two ends off a baked ham.
     
  6. jeverich

    jeverich

    Messages:
    355
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Location:
    Point Judith Area, RI
    cheapo

    It is a limp fix only -

    I want to go the 4runner route once the weather gets warmer!
     
  7. jeverich

    jeverich

    Messages:
    355
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Location:
    Point Judith Area, RI
    edit

    $44.00 was with core charge....$97.00 per/caliper:doh:
     
  8. mudnyreye

    mudnyreye Walkin' thru raindrops

    Messages:
    405
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2003
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Why didn't you give them your leaky caliper as a core?
     
  9. 72rockcruiser

    72rockcruiser

    Messages:
    1,105
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2007
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    The value of a good parts guy.;)

    Glad you got it fixed.:cool:
     
  10. jeverich

    jeverich

    Messages:
    355
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Location:
    Point Judith Area, RI
    parts

    Parts are coming tomorrow AM....

    "the big gash in the center must have been from manufacturing:grinpimp:....not a grinder"

    maybe put JB Weld, than a coat of Krylon?
     
  11. 72rockcruiser

    72rockcruiser

    Messages:
    1,105
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2007
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Yep. Gold Krylon!!:D Seriously, though, JB weld will prob actually fix it. I use it ALOT.:hillbilly:
     
  12. ntsqd

    ntsqd technerd

    Messages:
    5,472
    Likes Received:
    326
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2007
    Location:
    Upper So. CA
    I really debated posting this, and then I thot "IT is brakes, and someone who doesn't know better might think that's an endorsement."
    Panic stop operating pressure is about 1200-1500 psi.
     
  13. jeverich

    jeverich

    Messages:
    355
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Location:
    Point Judith Area, RI
    ......I was trying to figure out a way to use my leaky old one as a core......I have a feeling they wouldn't accept a rotor gushing brake fluid as a core - maybe I'm wrong?....

    NOT fix a braking system with JB Weld - although I'm sure it has:bang: been done!

    As I said, I like being able to stop - it's a good thing.
     
  14. inkpot

    inkpot SILVER Star

    Messages:
    13,194
    Likes Received:
    2,624
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2003
    Location:
    All over Arizona
    Howdy! So are you going to grind up the new caliper, or spirng for a set of 1/4" spacers? John
     
  15. jeverich

    jeverich

    Messages:
    355
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Location:
    Point Judith Area, RI
    alternative to a jack

    I use this method all of the time....:flipoff2:[​IMG]
     
  16. jeverich

    jeverich

    Messages:
    355
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Location:
    Point Judith Area, RI
    spacers

    spacers ordered.....
     
  17. ntsqd

    ntsqd technerd

    Messages:
    5,472
    Likes Received:
    326
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2007
    Location:
    Upper So. CA
    I was more worried about someone in the future looking this up and thinking JB was OK to use here, than your using it. I've seen enough of your posts to think that you've probably got a better clue than that.
     
  18. 72rockcruiser

    72rockcruiser

    Messages:
    1,105
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2007
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Did not know it was that much. But, how can vice grips on a soft line, or, a folded over and hamered flat hard brake line, hold pressure? Just curious and for the informational purpose.:beer:

    Edit: I have never done it, and prob wouldnt do it on a street driven rig. Not worth it. Just curious.
     
  19. jeverich

    jeverich

    Messages:
    355
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Location:
    Point Judith Area, RI
    thanks

    After re-reading - that's what I assumed - Thanks.

    You're right - someone would probably try that - I'd hate to be liable.....
     
  20. ntsqd

    ntsqd technerd

    Messages:
    5,472
    Likes Received:
    326
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2007
    Location:
    Upper So. CA
    The flares in your brake plumbing aren't really all that much different. They just have a nut to hold them together.
    I've been told that some of the late model ABS brake systems are running double the pressure of the older systems. It's one way to get the performance out of them that they do.
    :cheers:
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.