need a rear brake diagram for 8.5"

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CDUNIGAN

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I am looking for a picture (diagram) of the rear drum assembly of a 8.5" gm that came off a buick grand national. I can not for the life of me figure out how to put the brakes on. I bought a rear end with no brakes and I am having loads of troubles... any help is appreciated.
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1983regal

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CDUNIGAN said:
I am looking for a picture (diagram) of the rear drum assembly of a 8.5" gm that came off a buick grand national. I can not for the life of me figure out how to put the brakes on. I bought a rear end with no brakes and I am having loads of troubles... any help is appreciated.
CD
GM drum brakes are the same for any rear end, not 8.5 specific. Any diagram from a rear wheel drive Gm should do. this diagram is from an S10, there is a few differences from this to what you have.
 

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1983regal

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Here is a diagram of what the brakes should look like.
 

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1983regal

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Here's another one!
 

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Just remember that the star adjuster points toward the rear of the car. Other than that its pretty simple with the right tools.
 

CDUNIGAN

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Nice. Thanks Everyone... so close to getting this thing back out on the road. Just installed a Grand National 8.5... fn brakes man! unbelieveable they had me so pissed! All that heavy metal from transmission back replaced only to have a couple .5cent springs send my head spinnin like a top!! Man. thanks internet!
 
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