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Old 01-11-2009, 03:26 PM   #1
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1960 Safari brake ?

Hey there folks,
Well I want to move my airstream so I took apart my wheels and brakes to see what was going on in there and found some used up parts. I noticed the springs were busted and the electro magnet thingy has a broken wire and was really worn out. Now I know I can figure that replacing it myself part out, but the finding them part is a little diffrent. I found this place online, but shipping takes awhile. Do you guys think this is a good deal ? Oh i'm also confused on where they get the measurement from for them ? here are the pics, please let me know what you think. Thanks for taking a look.....
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Backing Plate 12x2 SKU4016

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SKU4016 - This backing plate fits Airstream trailers that have 12x2 DEXTER on them.THIS IS THE LEFT HAND SIDE( OFF DOOR SIDE) This comes complete with everything (shoes, magnets) already assemble Want to know if you have Dexter or Hayes Brakes? Dexter has 2 springs at the top of plate and Hayes as one!
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:16 PM   #2
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If I were you I would look into the price of a new axle with all new brakes included. Since you have leaf springs a new axle might be comparable in price to the cost (plus the cost of headaches and time gathering replacement parts) of getting the numerous replacements for the old parts. In addition, the repair parts for the new brakes would be more readily available in the future. Can't hurt to do a few cost comparisons, and swapping an axle with leaf springs is not a hard job. Getting new brakes was a major reason I put a new Dexter axle under my '61 Safari.
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You can also upgrade the axle to torsion type, complete with new brakes, bearings and especially the hub and drums. The 2 piece hub and drums that you have, are always way out of balance.

Then you upgraded the suspension system, just like the systems Airstream has used since 1961.

The price you were quoted for just backing plates, is on the high side.

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Hi there folks,
So I'm ready to buy these backing brake paltes and was wondering how I find out what size i have... I think they are 12 in instead of the 10in but not sure....
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Hi there folks,
So I'm ready to buy these backing brake paltes and was wondering how I find out what size i have... I think they are 12 in instead of the 10in but not sure....
You have 12 inch backing plates.

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