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post #16 of 23 Old 11-25-2011, 08:09 PM
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If you don't get any responses, try a search on here on "replacing drum brakes", or something like that. I've seen a bunch of pics that people have put on here when they are done with a brake job, or doing a rebuild. One thing to keep in mind, (next time), and a few people here mentioned it, is to only do one side at a time, and if possible take a picture before you tear into it. If you are working on one side and have the other open, you have an exact idea of what goes where. I've done all of my cars drums, and still use the other side for reference just to make sure I get everything back together correctly.
A Haynes or Chiltons manual will also show you what goes where, but the pics aren't that great.

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post #17 of 23 Old 11-25-2011, 08:34 PM
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I just swapped in a WT for my NT's and used the below thread for my rear drum reassembly. There is a picture from Coiz that is from an earlier CJ, but all the components are the same...


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post #18 of 23 Old 11-26-2011, 06:24 AM
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This is why you do one brake at a time.
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post #19 of 23 Old 11-26-2011, 06:35 AM
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Yeah, not to keep saying that, but its exactly why. Theres no way you can ask "what goes where", and have anyone be able to tell you piece by piece. I'm going to be doing some work on mine today, and I'll try to figure out a way to get the picture from my Haynes manual onto here, but again its not that great of a picture. Check out Coizs' build thread; I'm pretty sure thats where I saw a great picture of the drum brakes on his. Its a long thread, but definately worth looking through anyway.
If you end up figuring it out, a couple tips on putting it back together- make sure and wear safety glasses because those springs can fly. Also, make sure and get the shoes on correctly; one is bigger than the other, and I believe that one goes on the back. Put high temp grease anywhere that metal touches metal on the backing plate, but DON'T GET IT ON THE SHOE.
I'll try to get that diagram scanned.
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post #20 of 23 Old 11-26-2011, 06:44 AM
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This photo may help. Its the drivers side rear.

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post #21 of 23 Old 11-26-2011, 06:49 AM
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post #22 of 23 Old 11-26-2011, 10:18 AM
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Here is a picture of the passenger's side.

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post #23 of 23 Old 11-26-2011, 12:18 PM
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Like Dborns says, One mistake a lot of people make is putting on the wrong shoes in a set. There is a leading and trailing brake shoes on each side. One pad has more fiction material than the other. Look carefully at the photos above. The one with more friction material is on the back side and the one with less is on the side towards the front of the jeep.
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