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Parking brake lining thickness

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by rgentry, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. rgentry

    rgentry

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    I'm on a mission to reline my own parking brake shoes.
    Can someone tell me what the thickness of the lining
    on a new pair of shoes is? (perhaps you have a pair
    lying around ready to be installed). Thanks.
     
  2. IDave

    IDave

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    I think it is about a quarter inch. Replaced mine recently with the kit from SOR. I can't see how it would be cost effective to reline yours. The kit is cheap and easy.
     
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    I know, it's a bit wierd, but I can get the lining itself
    from McMaster Carr for about $3 and already have both
    high temperature epoxy and copper rivets around
    for installation. I would never do this on the main
    shoes but why not on the parking brake shoes?

    I have the older style parking brake and would have
    to replace the adjuster, pins, etc. to use the new
    style shoes.

    Besides it's cool to try everything once, even if
    it doesn't work and, $3 << $63.

    Anyone who still has a landcruiser with a column shift
    probably would enjoy relining his own brake shoes and
    probably rebuilds wheel cylinders instead of replacing
    them. I am thinking about going back to the old
    cannister style oil filter and removing my seat belts.
    Hmmm. What else?

    Tube-type H78 snow cruisers?
    One barrel carb? Siamese head F engine?
    Vacuum transfer? Round turn signals on the bib?
    Tool box under the front (bench) seat?

    Here's the Spector Kit for $63.
    http://makeashorterlink.com/?V2C124C07
     
  4. IDave

    IDave

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    Yeah, I get ya. What I thought is that you need more than glue. The instructions from the manual imply you need a specific type :D of bonding machine! Check it out.
     
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    You mean you don't have a drum brake
    re-lining bonding machine? What kind of mechanic
    are you?

    In seriousness, it seems to be some sort clamp
    made of two hemi-circles inserted in an oven.
    Probably this sort of bonding was required before
    the days of high temperature epoxies.

    Enough levity for tonight. Thanks for the info on
    the lining thickness.
     
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    Not just a brake lining bonding machine, but the kind of bonding machine they specify!
     
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    Oh I see! When I lived in Japan we called that stuff Japlish.
     
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    Here's a pix I shot while assembling it back together.
    I had the pads re-lined for $19 locally.
    Looks like about 1/4"
    Brog
     
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    OK, make it old, more power to you, but leave the seat belts in it. :mad: ;)
     
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    Put in a shoulder strap if you can. I like OEM and old, too, but that's where I draw the line.
     
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    I was just kidding about the seat belts -- just bought
    a set of NOS lap belts for the front seats from
    cruiserparts. I was dissapointed that they weren't
    exactly right for my '68 but they will do.

    As for getting shoes relined locally, I can't find anyone
    to do it here in Atlanta. Any hints?
     
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    There ya are. That's a deal.
     
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