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Brakes are now Done! What a job!
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Willy-N    Posted 02-25-2005 at 19:27:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Boy the hardest part is lifting up and sliding on the 180 or so pound drum and hub onto the axle! I had help but not many places to hold on to. Had to get under it with my knees and lift it while Jim slid it on. After that it went quick. I will bring it home tomorrow since it got dark and we still need to adjust them up. Kind of fun working on it but sure don't want to do them again for a while. Least the tender is ready for fires again! Mark H.

deadcarp    Posted 02-25-2005 at 19:46:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
bet that's a relief mark - i ask questions whenever somebody borrows the van - that's the only one i can get into right now if there's a problem with being in the house.
i look out - "alright where's the van now?"
"bruce took it for those new tires we talked about"
"oh ------- well ---when's he bringing it back?"

never surrender easy - you ain't ever wrong! lol

Willy-N    Posted 02-25-2005 at 20:10:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
The truck can sit there for 6 months but when it can't be drove things go wrong. Soon as I put it on blocks neibors started lighting burn piles all over the place. Now they are probley done for a while. Mark H.

mark    Posted 02-25-2005 at 19:37:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
you need to make yourself one of those jacks
for duals it'll come in handy for the next brake

Willy-N    Posted 02-25-2005 at 20:08:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya the drum and hub are real wide pushing 2 ft of steel both conected to each other because they are inboard drums. Easy part is putting the shoes on. Bolting up the rest is all the work. Mark H.

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