Originally Posted by perryg114
It looks like I am going to be able to salvage just about everything. I am having one drum turned and maybe some others depending on how they clean up. The bearings are all good and so are the seals. I was able to find shoes locally.
It becomes a huge gamble, to reuse grease seals. Replacements are not expensive.
Having one drum turnes, is also not a good idea.
Whatever you do to one side of the trailer, as far as brakes are concerned, you must do to the other side as well.
If not, you will have a brake pull, that cannot be adjusted out.
The turned drum, will be far more effective when braking, since it will have a rough surface. The other side of the trailers drum, will be polished and therefore have less effective braking. That results in a brake pull.