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some brake help?????

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by NoSmog73, Nov 1, 2001.

  1. NoSmog73

    NoSmog73 1/2 ton status

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    Ok here goes I took off my rear shoes and went to put on a pair of new shoes and the new shoes are about 3/4" bigger the store said that they are the right shoes, are there 2 types of shoes that I don't know about.they came off a 1973 12 bolt blazer.Ok just found out that the drums are different new ? can I put 11.25 drums on the 12 bolt if they had 11.04?????

    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by NoSmog73 on 11/01/01 09:48 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  2. fr8train

    fr8train 1/2 ton status

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    I had this problem with shoes too rebuilding a 12 bolt. Are the pads that you took off something like 2.5" wide and the new pads are 2.85" wide? I wouldnt use the wider drum due to the mud, gunk, excess crud that can build up inside of there. I would go with the normal size stuff. Also see if you can take your old pads with you to the store and meaure them up to a 2whl drive brake pad. That was the difference for me. I just replaced the drums, hardware, and pads to upgrade to 4wd and only cost me $60 more. Stupid thing is I am going to disks then upgrading to differnt axle come spring thaw.

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  3. NoSmog73

    NoSmog73 1/2 ton status

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    the pads that I took off are a hair over 2" and the new ones are about 2 15/16" I got them from my brother and they didn't cost me a dime and they were new so doyou think that they will still fit even thought they are bigger
     
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    dragricinMT 1/2 ton status

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    There are 2 common shoes on the 1/2tons. 11x2 and the other is 11-5/32x2-3/4. You have the 11x2 shoes. I swapped my 78 12b for a 73 12b and ended up with the smaller shoes. I also sell this stuff for a living, see this a lot.

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    backlash 1/2 ton status

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    &lt;&lt;so doyou think that they will still fit even thought they are bigger&gt;&gt;

    NO!

    After all the other stuff ... that's the answer! very frustrating ... sorry!
     
  6. NoSmog73

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    I can take the backing plate off the old 12 bolt and bolt it onto mine then the larger brakes will fit correct.This stuff all doesn't cost me a thing because my brother upgraded to 1 1/4 ton corp 14.
     

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