Rear disc brake conversion--93 Eurovan Weekender
Call from wife on cell phone:
W: Hey the van won't move, E-brake is stuck on.
J: OK, where are you at, and are you in a safe location? ;-)
W: Around the corner, it wouldn't let go so I just gave it more juice and now it's free but the brakes feel funny....
That's my girl. Well the L side shoes separated from the metal carriers which certainly will make the brakes feel funny. That prompted this little disc brake diversion that was waiting in the wings for 6-mths....
Those are the shoe linings sitting in the brake drum on the ground.
|Drum brake trailing arm on L, disc trailing arm on R.|
Disc trailing arms were hot tanked, sanded, three stages of the POR-15 process for curing rust. Then new bearings and hubs were pressed in.
Old drum brake trailing arms are removed from vehicle, brake lines disconnected, shocks/springs removed, etc.
|Disc on L, drum on R.|
New trailing arm installed.
After all the prep work due to the rusty arms, the disc brake conversion went rather quickly. Install new trailing arms, install brake lines, install new flexible brake hoses inner/outer, install sweet drilled German Zimmerman rotors, new debris shield and new Ate calipers.
Zimmerman rotor, new hub, and new brake caliper and pads.
Stainless brake hose, outer.
***All pics and conversion work done by Grease Works and TDIpowered.