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What in blazes am I doing wrong on this D60?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Desert Rat, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Ok, I will post a pic later when I get the camera back from the missus. But, in the meantime, I get my new Dedenbear knuckles installed and start dry fitting the parts back together while waiting to pick up a new set of dust shields from the GM stealership. I put the caliper bracket on the knuckle, then the spindle. I throw a couple of nuts on the spindle to hold it in place. I install my races in the hub, and install the rear bearing and seal. I install the new rotors onto the hub (a thrill in and of itself as we know) and I slide the hub onto the spindle. HEY!, the @#$%&* thing won't slide all the way back to the base of the spindle. The rotor hits the caliper bracket keeping the base of the hub about 1 to 1 1/2 inches from the base of the spindle and it won't seat. I check the caliper bracket, it says L for left. I check the knuckle, it's a L for left side. The spindles are the same both sides. I check an old pic that I have of the axle when I first found it for sale, and everything looks like it is supposed to. I check a pic of the rusted rotors I threw away, and they look about the same as the new ones. What gives? My D60 BOM is 610057 which is from a 1979 K30. This is what I've been telling the parts stores all along to get my bearings, etc. The rotors I got are for a 1979 K30 and look to be the same as the ones that were on it, which I already threw away but have a pic of. Any advice, or better yet, a good pic of the knuckle, caliper bracket, spindle setup I can look at to make sure I don't have cranial rectal inversion? Could I have the wrong rotors? They look like the old pic. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  2. RaisedK5

    RaisedK5 1/2 ton status

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    well for one thing the spindle is supposed to go on first, then the caliper brackets, Brandon had a similar problem, a few weeks ago, search this form and ther are pics in that post.

    Found it take a look, Click here
     
  3. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Yep, it was rectal cranial inversion alright. Went down to the auto parts store before I read the response and took a look at one of their Chilton's manuals (niceo of them to maintain a comprehensive library don't you think?). I had the spindle on after the caliper bracket. Also, when I got my loaded calipers, I pulled off that little spring that was on there that came with them. I assumed that it was just for shipping. Is it critical to keep it on, as discussed in that other thread, or is it just a 10b thing?
     
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    lol i tossed my dust shields in the trash /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    lol i tossed my dust shields in the trash /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

    [/ QUOTE ] Yep tossed mine too.
     
  6. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I think the caliper bracket snafu on a D60 is like an initiation of sorts...ask anyone that has a D60 and has had it apart and I'd bet the majority will sheepishly admit to making the same mistake. I did it too when I got my D60...

    Rene
     
  7. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Good to know I'm not the only one stepping on their unit with golf shoes on occasion. I must've put that thing together about 20 times in different configurations and never hit the right combo until I peaked at a manual.
     
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    Its too bad I am the only one that actually went to the trouble to beat the little round dust ring thing on with a BFH before I realized I had them in the wrong order. I guess I didnt need that thing anyway... now, dont you feel better!
     
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    Dust sheild is gone on mine too. It just makes brake inspections harder.
     
  10. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Got spiffy new dust shields from the dealer. Shock of all surprises, they were the same price as LMC, about $27. I couldn't find the other small round shields anywhere, so I repaired my rusted out ones. They were mostly intact, but had some holes on one side of each one, probably the bottoms where moisture would gather. I POR-15'ed them and used some of the POR-15 fiberglass sheets to patch the holes on the outside. A couple of coats of POR-15 and they aren't bad at all. On a brighter note, my new PSC 2wd steering box, PSC P/S pump and a box from ORD with SS brake lines and my front greasable bushings came today and were patiently waiting for me on the front porch.
     

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