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Unread 04-28-2013, 11:58 AM   #1
RDH
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Brake Pad Problem

The pad life on my brakes are completely exhausted so I ordered a new set of pads for it. I get them to the house and the length of the pads is too short to fit the caliper/caliper bracket. Is there an alternate vehicle I can look up for my brake pad needs? The caliper is held on with a slide pin that has an allen head retaining bolt. Damn me for putting all my eggs in one basket. Haste is appreciated, I need to be able to drive this thing to work tomorrow.

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Unread 04-28-2013, 01:01 PM   #2
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There is a 2 bolt caliper, and a 6 bolt caliper.
Verify which one you have by the mounting bracket. They take different pads.
You should have the 6 bolt, newer years used the 2 bolt, but somebody could have very well swapped out the axle. '78 was also a year of mix and matching of leftover parts.



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Unread 04-28-2013, 01:15 PM   #3
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i had a similar problem putting brakes on my 80 this winter. I finally got part # D90 from O Reilly's. I first got #SC52 which was completely wrong. I even told them 2 bolt calipers.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 02:49 PM   #4
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I figured out I have the late 78 brakes. AutoZone PN D52. I'd still like to know what vehicle these brakes originally were equipped for.
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