starting back to front, the braking system gets rebuilt for optimal performance once again

The rear brakes of the Split screen camper were quite a state, with a mixture of leaked braked fluid, break dust, general grim plus leaked gearbox oil from the defective hub spacer, all playing their part in contaminating the brake shoes and reducing the braking effectiveness. From the look of things, it appeared to have been building up over a period of time, but now was the time to get it sorted and restore optimal braking efficiency to the vintage camper once again!

rear brakes were quite a state, with a mixture of leaked braked fluid, break dust, general grim plus leaked gearbox oil

rear brakes were quite a state, with a mixture of leaked braked fluid, break dust, general grim plus leaked gearbox oil

The brake shoes are beyond redemption so get disposed of as the rear brakes components get stripped down and cleaned up…

time to get them stripped down, degreased and cleaned up before replacing the defective parts

time to get them stripped down, degreased and cleaned up before replacing the defective parts

With the cover removed it was easy to see where the gearbox oil was leaking from (and why the rear brakes were so contaminated and ineffectual!), so the bearings would need to get cleaned up before replacing the rear hub oil seals, hub spacer and of course top the gearbox oil up again!

with the cover removed, it was easy to see where the gearbox oil had been leaking

with the cover removed, it was easy to see where the gearbox oil had been leaking

Once the backing plates had been cleaned up, it was time to get the new brake cylinders refitted, along with new brake shoes and grease up the brake adjusters so that everything was at least as good as the original factory specifications once again!

all cleaned up with new brake shoes, brake cylinders and hub spacer fitted

all cleaned up with new brake shoes, brake cylinders and hub spacer fitted

The guys at Resto Classics had done a great job in getting the rears all sorted, so now onto the fronts…

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