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post #1 of 18 Old 07-26-2021, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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On a 1982 cj7, What have folks had more luck with, rebuilding their oem brake booster bracket or replacing for an aftermarket such as omix. Any opinions out there?

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post #2 of 18 Old 07-26-2021, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Just to reply to my own thread to add that my oem bracket doesnt seem worn, but very gummed up. At least i would have to disassemble to clean and relube.
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Just to reply to my own thread to add that my oem bracket doesnt seem worn, but very gummed up. At least i would have to disassemble to clean and relube.
Always reuse oem. Always.
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Are there rebuild kits for the oem bracket or simply disassemble, clean, lube and reassemble?
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Nothing wrong with the new one from Omix. I bought one 8 years ago as I did not have one, it works fine. it is cad plated and has not rusted.

The bracket is no more than a few stamped and bent metal plates, a tube as a pivot and some bars. It would clean up fairly easily, there are no bearings or such stuff to replace. just elbow grease and solvent.

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Nothing wrong with the new one from Omix. I bought one 8 years ago as I did not have one, it works fine. it is cad plated and has not rusted.

Have your OEM one sand blasted and powder coated, comes out clean and new and won't rust either. And you know it will fit.

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Thanks for the responses guys. I have an Omix bracket coming. When I get it Ill place it side by side with my Oem bracket and make a final decision between the two in terms of quality and any notable wear and tear with the Oem bracket. I can return the Omix bracket if I decide to stick with the Oem bracket.

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Have your OEM one sand blasted and powder coated, comes out clean and new and won't rust either. And you know it will fit.
This is the correct response. Powder coating is cheap and easy. Find a guy in your area on craigslist or learn to do it yourself (very cool once you do). Then the fun begins. Here is mine powder coated and just installed last week.

When you get the omix, compare thickness and weight to the oem. Not saying that the omix will not work, it is just better to reuse the oem if you have it.
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So i just disassembled my OEM brake booster bracket for "rebuild". There are some plastic bushings on the main pivot point. Although they look ok, they are almost 30 years old, i certainly wouldnt want them to disintegrate. Does anyone know where to get these bushings?
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post #10 of 18 Old 08-02-2021, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Should i put a little grease on them when re-assembling or leave them dry?

These plastic bushings would leave a lot of un-wanted play in the linkage if they should break. Im just wondering what others have done. Maybe they never break?
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I turned new brass bushings for mine. Way over the top solution, but I get that way sometimes.
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You must have had to turn them pretty thin. How have they held up?
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Has anyone had success, or lack of success with re-using the oem plastic ones?
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post #14 of 18 Old 08-02-2021, 10:57 PM
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I cleaned and reused my original ones. If you need to replace them then you can get them here https://www.mcmaster.com/1281N18/ Thanks to Deer-slayer_5 for finding them and posting them to my thread. https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/p.../#post41306515
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Thanks for the tip weapon. And it looks like they are dry-running? No grease needed?
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