8.5 swap ??

bertscova

bertscova

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Jun 27, 2015
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#11
If you're going to replace the cables on the axle might as well go all the way to the pedal.
I'm not replacing any of the cables just disconnecting them from the rearend and connecting them to the new rearend
 
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oldsmobile joe

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#12
I also dont want to send a coil sailing through the neighbor's sliding glass door Haha.
i just have my neighbors just leave their sliding glass doors open, that way its a 0/100 % on breaking one. lol
 
joesregalproject

joesregalproject

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#13
Not trying to highjack the thread but how many e brake cables are there? 3 or 4?
 
bertscova

bertscova

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#14
Not trying to highjack the thread but how many e brake cables are there? 3 or 4?
One from the pedal then it spits about the halfway point along the drivers frame rail and goes to the brakes on either side of the rear. So I guess 3
 
bertscova

bertscova

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#15
just have my neighbors just leave their sliding glass doors open, that way its a 0/100 % on breaking one. lol
I'll just have him put on catchers pads and face mask and a catchers mit and stand in front of it
 
Anubis

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64nailhead

64nailhead

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#17
I'm not replacing any of the cables just disconnecting them from the rearend and connecting them to the new rearend
I think it's easier to leave the entire brake assembly together and remove the backing plate, shoes, springs and parking brake cable as one and then transfer it onto the new axle.
 
pontiacgp

pontiacgp

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#18
I think it's easier to leave the entire brake assembly together and remove the backing plate, shoes, springs and parking brake cable as one and then transfer it onto the new axle.
Isn't the backing plate different on the 7.5 and the 8.5?
 
TURNA

TURNA

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TURNA

TURNA

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#20
I think it's easier to leave the entire brake assembly together and remove the backing plate, shoes, springs and parking brake cable as one and then transfer it onto the new axle.
Wouldn't you have to remove the axles too?
 

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