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Old 05-04-2003, 06:14 PM   #1
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Rivet Orginal brakes?

Hey fellow Safari owners, I've been studing my brakes, both on-unit & on-line. They appear to be Dexter 12" X 2", as shown on Mark's RV Supplies, but with round magnets. Do the oval magnet work/fit? I'm needing magnets and shoes, the rest appear fine. However I am interested in the backing plate assembly, Southwest Wheel has some great pricing. Getting the drum turned at a buddy's Machine Shop, My hubs have Timken bearings 25580(inner) and LM67048 (outer). I'm wondering if this is the orginal hub? What have the rest of you found?
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Old 05-04-2003, 08:54 PM   #2
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Your best bet is to replace the entire backing plate assemblies. I am not a 60's expert but do believe that with the duratorque axle on your unit everything is the same as what was on my 74, round magnets and such. I replaced them with AL-KO backing plates but Dexters will be just as good or even better. Might as well check your axle condition while you're at it, much info here to be found regarding proper diagnosis.

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Old 05-04-2003, 08:59 PM   #3
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You cannot replace the round magnets with new oval magnets on an old backing plate. The whole plate must be replaced. It is cheaper to replace the whole backing plate. Those are the correct bearin numbers.
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