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Old 07-26-2017, 03:39 PM   #1
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Rear brakes on a 51 3600

Where can I get rear brake shoes and wheel cylinders for my 3600? I have tried classic parts and LMC no luck. Thanks for any input
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Old 07-26-2017, 04:18 PM   #2
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Re: Rear brakes on a 51 3600

Jim Carters handles parts for the Huck brakes.
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:07 PM   #3
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Re: Rear brakes on a 51 3600

Thanks, I checked and they do have the wheel cylinders but no shoes.
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:23 PM   #4
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Re: Rear brakes on a 51 3600

Have you looked around to have your shoes relined?
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:47 AM   #5
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Re: Rear brakes on a 51 3600

Thanks,I did find somebody to reline the shoes for me. I dont understand why you can't get new rear shoes but you can on the front ones.
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Old 07-31-2017, 01:13 PM   #6
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Re: Rear brakes on a 51 3600

It's probably because the fronts have more applications than the rear, maybe more years or something like that.

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Old 07-31-2017, 08:36 PM   #7
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Re: Rear brakes on a 51 3600

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Thanks,I did find somebody to reline the shoes for me. I dont understand why you can't get new rear shoes but you can on the front ones.
The fronts fit more trucks 3100, 3600, some 3800 fronts 1-3/4". The HD rears are usually 12 x 2 or 14"x2.5" and only fit trucks 3600 and 3800 rear for a narrow band of years. Its very common for larger shoes to be relined only. I suspect it also comes down to available cores to reline.
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Old 08-03-2017, 05:44 PM   #8
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Re: Rear brakes on a 51 3600

I got the shoes reclined and now I cant get the drums on. They will go if I hammer them on but that seems to be to tight
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Old 08-03-2017, 06:20 PM   #9
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Re: Rear brakes on a 51 3600

from what I remember of relining shoes back on the 60's we had to shape the relines on a shoe grinder so they would fit the drum arc. You may need to bring the shoes and drums to the re-liner for then to shape the shoes
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:01 PM   #10
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Re: Rear brakes on a 51 3600

Yep, called "contour grinding." Find a big truck shop that relines brakes. They can usually do it.
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Old 08-06-2017, 08:05 PM   #11
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Thanks guys I will look into that.
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