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Old 07-08-2008, 09:44 AM   #1
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Backing Plates

Well I finally installed my new backing plates. I had some fun loosening up the shoes so I could remove the drums. Whoever the bimbo was that did the last brake job is not on my good guy list. See how the star wheel adjuster is NO where near the oblong hole in the backing plate! Makes for a pita time to adjust brakes. WHY not just do it right the first time??
The 2 pics are with the modified adjustment tool and the how it should be look.
Speaking of doing it right-
I got my backing plates from Inland RV out here in Ca. Yea, they're in the southern part of the state I know.
I called and spoke with Gregg, he was very helpful and to the point. Got the parts quickly and installed them without a problem. I liked the part that all the bolts to attach to the axle were included.
I like to use vendors here on the forum, my experience with Inland has been good each time I've used them. Just passing it on.
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:17 AM   #2
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Looks like they where installed bass ackwards.
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:15 PM   #3
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What Boozo did that? Some people should NEVER be aloud around any type of machinery. Glad it all came together for ya.
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Tim, I hope you weren't wrestling with the backing plates in this heat. otta be 110* in the vinyard!
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Hey Doorgunner (or anyone),
When you installed the backing plate, where did the magnet end up? The reason I'm asking, I just got new axles, backing plates, drums, wheels & tires from Inland, and, the magnet does not sit bottom dead center. It is a little off to the left, the torsion arm is going to swing up a bit and that might help in its position. I am just wondering if the brake pads need to be facing front & rear or is a slight (one inch) rotation ok?
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For the magnet, if you look at the mounting arm for it, the lever should be in the front part of the mechanism, they are different left and right.
Many brake shoes have different lengths for front and rear shoes. The primary (larger friction surface) shoe goes on the rear.
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:35 AM   #7
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What Terry said!!
There are 5 bolts that hold the backing plate to the axle- impossible to mount them cocked. There is a right and left side. The backing plates I got from Inland had sticky labels on them indicating right or left side. musta known who he was sending them too.
So I tried out the new brakes on I 80 Donner Pass. I'm extremely pleased with the performance, new stuff really makes a difference.
Now I'm installing a Hensley TruControl in the burb- I'll report on that in the other thread about that controller. I'm getting before and after amp/volt readings.
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