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Rear brake backings rusted through

by Pedro80 » Thu May 21, 2015 9:48 pm

Hi Guys. Got the old problem of the handbrake shoe pins grinding the hub because the rear brake backing is rusted through on my 94 turbo. Did anyone find a solution for this? Does anyone know where I can find replacements? I've looked everywhere. Also, how would I go about fixing this problem and keeping the old girl on the road?
Thanks for any advice in advance- it's much appreciated.
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Re: Rear brake backings rusted through

by craigyboy » Thu May 21, 2015 10:48 pm

I got new ones from Autovaux two years ago,you should try
them,hopefully they still have some.Before that I put penny
washers on the back to hold the pins as a temporary fix.
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Re: Rear brake backings rusted through

by Callyman » Thu May 21, 2015 11:21 pm

Spoke to them yesterday, they dont have any, might be able to find a passenger side, but driver's side no chance.
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Re: Rear brake backings rusted through

by Pedro80 » Fri May 22, 2015 1:31 pm

Cheers guys. Thanks for the call Callyman. Yup, I'll washer them up and see if they hold.
Thanks again.
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Re: Rear brake backings rusted through

by Phill » Fri May 22, 2015 9:12 pm

Hi Pedro, I used some quick steel to bond the largest washers i could get to the backplate, I also put the 2 springs on the hand brake shoes at the back of the shoes. A very old mechanic frend told me to do that as the springs are under tension, they try to pull the shoes away from the backplate resulting in the pins being ripped from the rusty backplate. By reversing the springs you are making the springs pull the shoes to the backplate and taking the pressure off the pins. I never had a problem with the pins after i did this. I hope this helps :)
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Re: Rear brake backings rusted through

by Pedro80 » Fri May 22, 2015 11:16 pm

Yup, good idea phill- I'll try the spring trick and see if it works. Thanks guys.
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Re: Rear brake backings rusted through

by sealeysonic » Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:24 pm

I did a how to fix them......its on cc.com tho....
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Re: Rear brake backings rusted through

by DanSE4 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:16 pm

sealeysonic wrote:I did a how to fix them......its on cc.com tho....


Not much effing use here then. :lol:

Post it here too.
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Re: Rear brake backings rusted through

by sealeysonic » Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:07 pm

Lol i should do.....i dont come on here much as im not a paid member and feel like a free loader lol
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Re: Rear brake backings rusted through

by sealeysonic » Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:35 am

Its not the best way...by far but it works...
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Re: Rear brake backings rusted through

by Callyman » Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:34 am

Why did you make one of the hub face holes bigger?
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Re: Rear brake backings rusted through

by sealeysonic » Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:26 am

To get the drill extention through on the left side.
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