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Old 04-14-2019, 11:48 PM   #26
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I have had good success with ordering brake parts from Rock Auto online. All the parts I have ordered have been good quality.
I was just on there looking for drums and shoes.
I couldn't find anything.
I did find a 1977 Chevy Nova I6 H.E.I. distributor I need for my electronic ign. conversion!
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:55 PM   #27
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Re: 1967 C-50 Dump truck Project

Can your drums be turned? I would expect you can get the local NAPA store to send off your shoes to get them relined.
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:57 PM   #28
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I'm going to try and pull the brakes apart this week and check them for thickness.
I agree that I hope my local Napa (who I deal with almost every day) can send my shoes out to get them relined.
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:02 AM   #29
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Re: 1967 C-50 Dump truck Project

I took my brakes apart and the drums were perfect, you never know without looking. You may find your shoes are in good shape. Some grooves in the drums should not be a problem. They are much more tolerant than a car. You can see how good the brake shoes were on mine:

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...=721374&page=5

One thing to consider is using DOT 5 brake fluid once you rebuilt the system. DOT 5 does not attract moisture and is great for collector vehicles or low utilization.
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Old 04-15-2019, 03:01 PM   #30
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I took my brakes apart and the drums were perfect, you never know without looking. You may find your shoes are in good shape. Some grooves in the drums should not be a problem. They are much more tolerant than a car. You can see how good the brake shoes were on mine:

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...=721374&page=5

One thing to consider is using DOT 5 brake fluid once you rebuilt the system. DOT 5 does not attract moisture and is great for collector vehicles or low utilization.
Yeah, the only time I ever had mine apart was to replace a rear wheel bearing seal. The shoes were great except soaked with oil. I cleaned them up the best I could with brake cleaner and put it all back together.

A little while later, I hauled a house trailer over a high mountain pass in Colorado. Coming down the brakes on that side smoked like crazy. I guess I finished cleaning all the oil off of them!
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:41 PM   #31
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Yeah, the only time I ever had mine apart was to replace a rear wheel bearing seal. The shoes were great except soaked with oil. I cleaned them up the best I could with brake cleaner and put it all back together.

A little while later, I hauled a house trailer over a high mountain pass in Colorado. Coming down the brakes on that side smoked like crazy. I guess I finished cleaning all the oil off of them!

I will hopefully not have to buy any drums or shoes but i'll know more later in the week.
Sounds like you had quite the adventure.
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Here is the busted axle U-bolt saddle. I need to find one of these or weld this one back together.
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And now we have an oil seal leaking. I hope to be able to find this part also.
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I am not one for painting everything black. I had some IH white so I thought I'd see what the head light rings looked like sprayed an off white. I like it well enough to paint the rest of the grille and possibly the wheels.
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How about those custom seat mounts?
The radio hole is hacked but at least its all there and may be fixable with a little effort.Which would be nice to not have to buy a repair panel to fix it.
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I will hopefully not have to buy any drums or shoes but i'll know more later in the week.
Sounds like you had quite the adventure.
Oh, that was only one of many adventures of that sort. It wasn't near as exciting as hauling a D-2 Cat on a no-brakes rented trailer over the same pass behind a K-10 pickup. It did fine going up but not so well coming down!

Good luck with your project. I keep forgetting that these 1960's 2-ton trucks are now 30-35 years older than they were when I was running them.
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Re: 1967 C-50 Dump truck Project

I didnt spot the 10 lug 7000lb front axle in the first post, nice heavy medium!
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Old 04-17-2019, 08:05 PM   #40
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I didnt spot the 10 lug 7000lb front axle in the first post, nice heavy medium!
Thanks! I'm trying to keep the ole truck alive. I'm hoping to find some solid body panels. My cab is about shot. Front fenders are almost to far gone to repair but I may have to if I can t find any decent ones for a decent price.
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I agree with low gears! My 1992 Peterbilt 379 has 3:90's and a 9 speed. I mainly haul grain with it so pulling out of some of these midwest fields loaded to the max, I fully understand low gears.

I have a good friend who owns a tire shop and i'm going to have her look for tires. The ones on it are not bad per say but they are really old and I have experienced blow outs on steer axles and drive axles..Neither one are fun or safe.

Brakes seem soft. I'm going to take the wheels off soon and try to remove the drums and inspect them. I know it has two wheel cylinders per side. I'm not sure if I'll be able to even find rebuild kits for them. I believe I do have a bad line/leak somewhere. I plan to do a hydro boost swap soon to do away with the single pot master cylinder and vacuum booster. I'm basically planning for the worse, that's all.

The suspension I have a couple rusted U-bolts which are no issue but the one rear axle saddle is rusted in two. Ill post photos tomorrow.

I was talking with a friend today and I believe my new plan is to find a Top Kick/Kodiak that has similar length and do a cab and bed swap. I still plan to work the truck in it's current condition pending I find no real issues with the brakes and I can find a axle U-bolt saddle.

Lastly the main reason I bought the truck is because it's an old 1967 dump truck, I do not want to loose that part of the build. Sure I could just go buy a small dump truck and keep moving but it wouldn't be as cool as a 1967 C50 dump truck. I know to some it may not make a lick of sense but to me to be able to build a cool old usable dump that I can enter into the local car show or draw attention to my shop..why not?
That’s why this hobby is so cool. It ain’t gotta make sense!
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Old 04-17-2019, 08:16 PM   #42
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Thatís why this hobby is so cool. It ainít gotta make sense!

Agreed. I know when I ask for advice or opinions on this board,That I will always have plenty of both.
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