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Old 04-08-2011
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Hey there sir,I'm trying to run down brakes and wheel clyinders for my 68 bb.She's a gas burner with drums,any ideas sir? thanx,,,Joe
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Hey!Where can I find brakes and wheel cylinders,she is a gasser and has
drum brakes??? Thanx,, Joe
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brakes will be difficult, very difficult. need a place that services vintage Ford trucks, maybe on line some where. I found wheel cylinders out of Chicago 4 years ago, think the master was still available then. drums and linings and hard ware weren't available any where I could find. I was working with a 64 ford chassis had single wheel cylinders, some have two.
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Got to be someplace that will at least reline your existing shoes.
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Anyone know where I can order brakes and wheel cylinders for my 1968 BB?Thanx Joe
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If all else fails and you cannot find a set of replacement brakes a relining service that relines your current shoes might work.

Possible Links:

http://allfrictions.com/contactus.html

http://www.unlimitedservice.us/relining.asp

http://www.rlyeh.com/ocbs/

http://www.macraesbluebook.com/searc...n=Wisconsin-WI

Disclaimer: For the record I have not used any of these companies. I merely did a Google search.
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first 3 suppliers sound promising. used to be similar company in Milw. for many years, got sold and the antique service and tons of vintage trans parts got scrapped. the 4 listings in the blue book are industrial suppliers and won't be of any use. Drums and brake hardware was the big bump in the road I couldn't get around. old juice brakes are a thankless task to keep working, and they don't work that well.
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Joe,
You might check with Sanderson Ford in Glendale, AZ
They are a big Ford Truck center and also specialize in Vintage Ford parts.
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For brake lining you might try Friction Materials in Eugene OR. I have used them for some pretty strange things. Old Fords and RR speeders. They have a very good reputation. If you look in Hemmings Motor News you will find places that rebuild wheel cylinders.

http://www.hemmings.com/

http://www.frictionmaterials.net/
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All brake shoes can be relined. However they may still be available. You need to find a large brake shop that has an FMSI catalog. This is the bible for all brake shoes. Lists all the part #'s and all dimensions. I once was a parts mgr. for a large Brake and Alignment shop. We did custom bonding and riveting. Lots of fun. I breathed asbestos dust for years!! Most of the shops are gone but in some cities they are still around. I hate to suggest rebuilding the wheel cylinders but it could come to that. Have you removed the shoes or the cylinders? Both will have numbers that will help in identifying the parts. There is also a chance that Blubird Bus may have something or one of the bus parts houses that are online. Have you examined the drums? If they are rough might have to cut them. If really bad that could be a problem. Some of those old drums can be cut 60 thou or more. But that might mean arcing the shoes and I dont know if anyone still has that equipment.
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