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Unusual rear brake shoes
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1nvicta



Joined: 03 Dec 2007
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:14 pm    Post subject: Unusual rear brake shoes Reply with quote

I have a 1975 Mitsubishi J26 SWB "Jeep" and have noticed that the rear shoes are due to be replaced sometime soon. It's based on the M38A1 "Vietnam era" Jeep.

I've tried to match them against most common shoes but with no joy so far.

Can anyone suggest a possible source (Mitsubishi UK don't recognise the part number I gave them).

The only option I can think of is to get the shoes re-linned but I presume that would mean the Jeep being off the road for some time?

Any thoughts or suggestions would be very much appreciated.

Kind regards
Bernard
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Glenn Crawford



Joined: 06 Dec 2007
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Location: Dorset, SW England

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re-lining is usually quick. Locate your nearest branch of "Friction Linings", who are a nationwide chain operating through franchised local companies (at least I think that's how it works), and give the problem to them. A week turn-round would be typical.
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ukdave2002



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Bernard

Are they bonded or rivited? If they are rivited you can buy a coil of fricion material,some hollow brass rivets, cut and drill the material to the right size and rivet on. Its not complicated, you can even buy the drill bits that drill the 2 diameters of hole in one go.

There was a place in Stockport I used a few years ago who would reline shoes while you waited, perhaps if you talk to the place Glenn mentions they could do this for you.

Dave
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1nvicta



Joined: 03 Dec 2007
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glen & Dave

Thank you for these suggestions. Much appreciated.

It appears these people can do them (48 Hr turn round):

Industrial Friction Materials Ltd
Unit 7 East Moors Business Park
East Moors Road, Ocean Park
Cardiff
CF24 5JX

Thanks
Bernard
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