Parking Brake Rebuild Suggestions

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It looks like I may need to rebuild our parking brake. The typical question is "how far should I go while I'm in there." Currently, I'm not seeing any signs of leaking gear oil from the outside, but it seems that at a minimum I should replace the seal. Should I just suck it up and get a double seal kit and plan on replacing the housing as long as I'm in there? What about extra shims? Is there a preferred vendor for buying a parking brake rebuild kit, double seal kit and extra shims? I've read where some folks have had to grind the brake shoes to fit. Any other parts that I should have on hand before the deep dive?
Thanks everyoune!
 
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Nice job, it looks like you did it while it was on the ground…….”regular guy style”
My goal is to have a lift soon but I still have to work from the ground so it gives me a little motivation to believe others accomplish these jobs the same way.
 
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Springs flipped. Thanks @mrboatman Good catch!

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Just curious, did you add any FIPG to the shaft before you installed the E-brake assembly.

I pirated this from another build. Getting ready to do the same.

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Yes, Reddish Brown FIPG 00295-01281. However, I didn't put on quite as much as shown in the photo. For good measure, I also applied some grease to the outer shaft of the drum where it comes in contact with the seals.
 

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Day late, and a dollar short, as the saying goes. Looks like you’ve got this ‘handled’ Mark. I could have set you up with a dual seal kit as well. And I have a couple of NOS parking brake drums that wouldn’t have required a speedi sleeve. Oh well.
 

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