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Old 04-23-2009, 09:31 PM   #31
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ha ha i was wondering if someone would say something.Bus is jacked up with 20 ton jack with 2x6 nailed together and jack stands. you cant see them in pic.The blocks are in there for "extra moral support" or "just in case" ! oh yea you can see a jackstand in there..... paul the shovel trick works great! timbuk
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:04 PM   #32
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I just wish someone had shared lots of the labor saving tips before I used up my body, now I'm all about the lazy mans way, it's faster and easier
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:14 PM   #33
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I just wish someone had shared lots of the labor saving tips before I used up my body, now I'm all about the lazy mans way, it's faster and easier
ha ha thats why i say we need a forum for this.Thanks for the posts, guys! Timbuk
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Old 04-27-2009, 01:30 AM   #34
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ok thats what the rear brakes on a 1965 chevy bus -c60 should look like-big thick shoes and new wheel cylinders.Even the drums looked great. when i bought this bus and was told it was all done and only went to alaska and back.i was skepticalbut when i see these brakes looking like this,im a believer!Dont let yer bus sit man,spin the grease regularely!I have spent750 on wheel cylinders and master,and 250 on lines,wheel studs and lug nuts,not including BEER!
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:10 AM   #35
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looking good 8

you should change the washer on the replacement shoe retainer bolt to a large diameter fender washer, make sure to leave room forthe shoes to move and retract, also don't forget the cotterpin on the original bolt or use some red locktite.

you also have to adjust each brakeshoe individually on that setup.
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well after pulling off the wheel several times because the new wheel cylinders kept leaking,i finally figured out why>i replaced the cylinders and did not have to remove the shoes.This wheel leaked when i bought the bus.This wheel had signs of someone else working on it-had a newer brake line and 1 cylinder looked newer.Whoever that was must of put thedam shoes in BACKWARDS!I never had a chance!But now i know its not knowing whats wrong that kills you Timbuk
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