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Old 06-22-2018, 11:05 AM   #3
Jim Brierley
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Default Re: Break shoe width

Yes, you'll need to put shims at the outer ends of the axles. You can buy or make your own out of a tin can or whatever else is around. Re-torque the nut once or twice after a few miles. For those who are building a rear end that will have hydraulics or later mechanicals, I recommend machining .100" off the housing flange where the backers bolt to. This moves the brakes inboard and eliminates the need for shims.
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