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09-29-2021 10:58 PM
jeepdaddy2000
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Originally Posted by bob4703 View Post
I should have used the term linings. Used to be and may still be on larger truck brakes the portion of the brake shoe that makes contact with the drum could be replaced thus reusing the metal portion of the brake shoe.
Been there done that.
I worked in my father in law's brake relining shop for about 7 months. Nothing bolted together, everything was riveted.
Absolutely THE dirtiest job I have ever worked.
09-29-2021 07:59 AM
bob4703
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Originally Posted by jeepdaddy2000 View Post
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All the time......
Brake pads are for discs.
Shoes are for drums.
I's easy to do the fronts first.
I should have used the term linings. Used to be and may still be on larger truck brakes the portion of the brake shoe that makes contact with the drum could be replaced thus reusing the metal portion of the brake shoe.
09-29-2021 07:14 AM
Axhammer
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Originally Posted by CSP View Post
How did we go from a missing brake adjuster lever to lug nuts?
A shop worker jacked up his lug nuts while servicing the brakes, then replaced them with black vice chrome. Then JF chimed in with his black NUTS. Then Bob said JF couldn’t install round headlights in a YJ, so I guess it could be worse…lol

But, it’s almost October.
09-29-2021 06:25 AM
jeepdaddy2000
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Originally Posted by bob4703 View Post
Has anyone else changed the brake pads on a truck by unbolting the old ones and bolting on the new ones while leaving the shoes on the truck?
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All the time......
Brake pads are for discs.
Shoes are for drums.
I's easy to do the fronts first.
09-28-2021 11:49 AM
bob4703
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Originally Posted by jay-h View Post


I don't know your age, but people who've come of age in the disk brake era have no clue what a pain in the butt it is to work on drum brakes. It's the deepest level of hell.
I am a lad of 72 and your statement is is correct. I did inherit my Dad's old school drum brake tools and have developed a few strategies over the years that makes changing them a bit easier. The first car I had with self adjusting brakes made me feel like I'd died and gone to heaven.

Has anyone else changed the brake pads on a truck by unbolting the old ones and bolting on the new ones while leaving the shoes on the truck?
09-27-2021 09:05 PM
fibersport Imagine a 1973 VW Beetle with 4 wheel drum brakes that you pretty much had to adjust pretty much every oil change as they had no automatic adjusters. Actually I kind of enjoyed it back in the early 2000's .......
09-27-2021 06:33 PM
jay-h
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Originally Posted by bob4703 View Post
Don't take pictures. I just call JEEPFELLER who has pictures of everything anyone ever needs to know about a CJ5. The only thing I have ever seen that he couldn't do was put round headlights in a YJ.

My Boss lady has a 97 ZJ too. I really like it because when it makes a noise you can actually drown it out by turning up the stereo. I need to post that over on the ZJ Forum.


I don't know your age, but people who've come of age in the disk brake era have no clue what a pain in the butt it is to work on drum brakes. It's the deepest level of hell.
09-27-2021 01:12 PM
bob4703 Don't take pictures. I just call JEEPFELLER who has pictures of everything anyone ever needs to know about a CJ5. The only thing I have ever seen that he couldn't do was put round headlights in a YJ.

My Boss lady has a 97 ZJ too. I really like it because when it makes a noise you can actually drown it out by turning up the stereo. I need to post that over on the ZJ Forum.
09-27-2021 12:10 PM
jay-h
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Originally Posted by bob4703 View Post

I'll add a personal thought on brakes. They don't work if you don't put them back together with all the parts and in the correct places. I have a hard enough time keeping them working when they are properly assembled.

Y'all drive safely!
Camera phone is your friend. Photograph everything.
09-27-2021 11:23 AM
JEEPFELLER Mr. Bob!

Good luck with them rust attractors!

Yeah---I knew it, you weren't able to copy-cat my lugs 'cause Jimmy was probably out of them.

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Originally Posted by bob4703 View Post
If anyone wants a set of wheel locks I'll give them to you. Removal tool extra!
I see that after no one was buying into, "Yes, they are racing slicks", everyone could plainly tell they were actually just old treadless worn out tires, and would never even waste their time attempting to steal them.

The only thing they may desire now is temporarily shiny lug nuts.

--Your best-us buddy!

----------JEEPFELLER
09-26-2021 09:24 AM
bob4703 I took mine off. One afternoon as I sat in my folding rocker sipping on a Solo cup of water flavored with some seven or eight year old Bourbon admiring the beauty of a CJ5 (OK it wasn't the first cup!) I looked down at a wheel and thought you'd need that special tool to take it off to steal it. The first place I'd look for it would be in the non locking glove box and that's where it is. There ain't a place to secure it in my Jeep.

The next time I stopped by the place JEEPFELLER bought his spray painted black nuts I bought some regular nuts. Cost me a dollar apiece. If anyone wants a set of wheel locks I'll give them to you. Removal tool extra!
09-26-2021 08:11 AM
andysbarker
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Originally Posted by jay-h View Post
The problem is that tools for all the popular wheel locks are on the legitimate market (used in shops all the time). It's not hard for anyone to score a set.
For sure!

Just like any other locking device, it should deter a tempted passerby, but it won’t stop someone who is dedicated to bypassing it.

For bypassing locking lug nuts, you don’t even need the tool. You can just stick a long pipe over it and snap the stud off. There is always a way around for a criminal. Locks only deter honest/normal people.

But, the locking lugnuts will stop the stupid teenager who sees a shiny wheel, but only has a standard lug wrench in their trunk.
Better than nothing.
09-25-2021 04:40 PM
jay-h The problem is that tools for all the popular wheel locks are on the legitimate market (used in shops all the time). It's not hard for anyone to score a set.
09-25-2021 03:34 PM
andysbarker I also have a set of chrome locking lug nuts. I put three on my spare. Not too worried about someone jacking up my vehicle and stealing the wheels, but I suppose I could see the spare disappearing easily.
These have been on for a few years as well and still nice and chrome, no wear issues.
Doorman brand, purchase from AutoZone. Picture attached.
09-25-2021 03:26 PM
andysbarker I bought these chrome lug nuts in 2015, so 6 years ago. I end up taking them off and putting them back on once or twice a year. They have held up great. No issues with the chrome, even with the lug wrench being used multiple times.

https://amzn.to/39DDqra
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