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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote datto62073 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Aug 2011 at 2:32am
well i moved the truck into the carport but had a drivers REAR locked up. not fun. no sign of fluid leaks so i might be able to just disassemble and relube the slide points and be done. does anyone have any good rear brake cables for a 72-73 620??? i need one side but cant remember which off hand. i know they changed in 74 and no one carries the older cables anymore.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote smooth620 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Aug 2011 at 5:40am
i worked on my brakes this weekend and noticed my 74 brake cables are different than my 76 so i would say it's safe to say they changed in 75 and so did the design of the fuel tanks. the early tanks are indented for clearance of the  passengerside brake line
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote datto62073 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 2011 at 6:33am
what fun. the rear shoe ont eh drivers side came apart on me. time for new shoes there too. at this point she'll have new brakes all around, which i was hoping NOT to do until i could afford Beebanis disc brackets or control arms.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote EzCruiser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 2011 at 11:25pm
+1 for the brackets, which I'm saving up for too!  Group buy beebani?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote datto62073 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Aug 2011 at 1:21am
havent had time to work on it but i found i was MISSING a couple springs in the rear. yup... new hardware now. FFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! soon it'll have all new brakes AGAIN! this blows i want disk damnit! 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote EzCruiser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Aug 2011 at 2:43am
Lame...  When you go discs put your good drum stuff on here for sale!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Braden620 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Aug 2011 at 10:58am
ez do you need drum stuff? dude I have my front drums as a whole assembly. need em?
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that was the plan. who knows when i'll swap to disc now as i have no more monies to do so. gotta fix a BUNCH of other stuff before brakes are a concern again.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Braden620 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Aug 2011 at 4:19pm
I know all about that. i have wanted disc brakes since the first day I got my truck and its taken me 2 years to get the truck to the condition it is in now. When you do your brake swap get your stuff from rock auto. I saved a TON of money by doing it that way and I also got quality parts, not some cheap A1 cardone rebuilt junk.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote smooth620 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Aug 2011 at 9:38pm
I agree with Braden. Years ago, i decided immediately to swap to disc after a close call avoiding a rearend collision on a busy freeway. But upgrading or rebuilding a brake system won't guarantee 'better' or 'best' brakes unless the vehicle is driven often. Moisture and condensation is the worst enemy for a brake system using the typical DOT 3 brake fluid. A vehicle that sits for long periods of time even after having new brakes installed will have issues due to water retention (brake fluid attracts moisture).  DOT 4 brake fluid has a lower water rate than DOT 3.
   With that said, the brakes on my '74 improved after i upgraded to front disc, added an NLSV, and overall rebuilt the whole brake system using DOT 4 but i have to confess i drive it only on weekends when possible. Not long ago i had to replace a leaking rear wheel cylinder that had less than 500 miles. Recently, i noticed the front right caliper leaking fluid.

  So, after installing new brakes again, drive it often as possible especially if there's alot of rain or humidity around your location. Drive it in traffic or an area where there's lots of traffic lights to evaporate the moisture in the fluid and to give your brakes a good 'workout'. 
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