Just bought '82 720 - rear brakes

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Just bought '82 720 - rear brakes

Postby jckevin » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:07 pm

New to the forum. Just bought a 1982 720. It needs brakes in the rear for sure.

Can someone do me a solid and tell me exactly which brakes to order? I can probably figure out the rear shoes/pads... but what about replacement drums?

Rock Auto has the parts I think. It's just a wee bit confusing. Would love a recommendation so I can just pick the parts up ASAP.

Kevin


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Re: Just bought '82 720 - rear brakes

Postby AZhitman » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:47 pm

Without knowing if it's 2wd or 4wd, there's no way. Just look your rig up on RA. You shouldn't need replacement drums unless yours are thin. Rear braking is a fraction of front braking, so I'd replace shoes and make sure everything else is lubed and clean while you're in there.

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Re: Just bought '82 720 - rear brakes

Postby jckevin » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:32 am

Whoops. Right. It's 2WD.

EBrake isn't working / needs adjustment too. I'm really excited to have this thing.

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Re: Just bought '82 720 - rear brakes

Postby AZhitman » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:06 pm

Easy enough to look up on RA.

Also, have you pulled the service manual yet? That'll help a ton, esp if you haven't worked on one before.

You can get it as datsunservicemanual.com


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