Originally Posted by prairieprinc
hello, I just got a 1966
Globetrotter and need some help. Does anyone know if I can still get brake parts? All the parts have been removed by previous owner. The only thing there is the backing plate. Wheel bearing need replacing and I think I found them at Napa but looks like it will cost over $100 for bearings and seals. Does anyone have a better source?
I'll jump in and I am sure you will get more info to follow.
The setup you have - if original - will be difficult annd costly (more on that later) if you continue to go vintage. Another question is "how is you axle?" because if original, it may need replacing - sooooo, if your buying brake parts for an axle that needs replacing then you are tossing money away. Now - if you are just looking for parts to get it rolling so that you can get it home then there are lots of folks here that have done an axle replacement and my have kept the old parts and may offer them up. Unfortunately, I tossed mine.
There are complete new brake assemblies from the backing plate to the drum with new modern magnets and bearings available. Sorry, I do not know the prices. Do a search here on brakes and there will be plenty of info. The search option is on the blue line above.
BTW, I did my original axle on my '66 Caravel
with new bearings and seals for under $30 so $100 is way too much. Timken bearings and National seals from Auto Zone.