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Anyone done them yet?

I think its about time to do mine
 

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I think it's about time for mine too.
 

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I did it on Connies truck. Not that bad for the most part. Still a PITA though. Took me around two hours. I think the worst part was getting the stupid drums off, lol. The weird thing about our brakes is that they are reversed from any other rear brake setup I have seen.
 

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In theory if I can do the front and rear brakes on the mustang by myself I can do this. In theory.
 

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I'm doing mine next weekend, but I have had both the calipers and drums off for painting. Looks to be about the same PITA ass as any other truck I've done.
 

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In theory if I can do the front and rear brakes on the mustang by myself I can do this. In theory.
Disc brakes are a wee bit easier than drum brakes, but as long as you pay attention to how things come apart and are reasonably mechanically inclined you should be fine. I was only 15 the first time I changed out a set of shoes, my first car had 4 wheel drums. :lol:

I do really need to check mine, I've been saying that for the past 10,000 miles. :lol:
 

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I've never attempted drum brakes yet on any vehicle. I may require Mr. Sable's assistance on this one.
 

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i remember a shop saying a year ago they were paper thin but wanted like $250 to change them lol
 

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I have a HowTo on here. Hardest part is the parking brake cable and the fucking horseshoe spring.
 

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Yes, the shoes are thin when brand new!



3/16" thin to be exact



The side I started with took me about an hour. The second side was done in less than 10 minutes :lol:
 

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lol so they tried to screw me


i started hearing some squeaking form the rear of the truck this week that goes away when I brake
 

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The horse-shoe spring is best handled with a pair of locking pliers

 

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In theory if I can do the front and rear brakes on the mustang by myself I can do this. In theory.
screw mustang brakes in the rear... i hate those threaded piston's... what a PITA...

but ya you should be able to do your trucks no problem.
 
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