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It was almost $700 free shipping. Inexpensive for good brakes. It's all down hill from our house to Albuquerque!
Rear drums are 11"x2".
 

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I checked all the brakes and bleed them. I need to take it on a test drive but I need new 15" tires. I need new 15" wheels so I bought these to replace the 14" wheels.

My favorite style wheel. I can’t decide on that color or all polished for my car.
 
Brake kit came today. It was Christmas in March!
It looks good and hopefully complete and will fit. Big 11" font disc should help stop this beast!
 

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Out with the old power front drum brakes and starting the process converting to power front discs. Hardest part so far was getting the old booster off!
I'm really surprised how well it's going so far. The only thing I need to change is a longer threaded attachment to the brake pedal. I would be able to double but it or put pin or clip on it.
 

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I think these will work!
Now Fedex needs to find the other box they said they delivered today. I was home all day and they only dropped off one box of two wheels! :mad:
 

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Did the rear brakes today. Shoes, cylinders, and rear seals! No I didn't forget the backing plate. I'm done for the day.:D
So I really only did one and a half sides. I need sealant too. Always run out of something.
I also put Monroe air shocks one the back for those heavy loads!:)
 

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Finished the rear end today! New brakes and seals!
Front end next. The rotors convert the 59 from ball bearings to roller bearings. It also comes with a machined spacer.
 

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