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Old 11-04-2016, 09:56 PM   #1
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How is this installed? Pictures would also help. Thank you.
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Old 11-04-2016, 09:59 PM   #2
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Are you talking about the springs on the back of the backing plate that goes on before each arm?
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Old 11-04-2016, 10:20 PM   #3
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The spring on the back or the rear backing plate that's on the emergency brake actuating arm. I have tried to do this in connection with doing a complete brake rebuilding job.
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Old 11-04-2016, 10:43 PM   #4
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Go to search and put in E brake return springs again
I'd pull it up , but not sure how. It was posted in may this year. Pics of right and left.
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Old 11-05-2016, 07:55 AM   #5
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Thanks. I did search and pics were great and Snyders Web site with link to Les Andrews article & other approaches also very helpful.
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Old 11-05-2016, 06:36 PM   #6
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It's a booger to put on. I've seen some special hooks ect, and read of some tips, but don't know from where.
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Old 11-05-2016, 06:48 PM   #7
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I just put a string around it and pull. Very easy.
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Old 11-07-2016, 10:08 PM   #8
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Yep string worked great!!
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:27 AM   #9
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I just used coat hanger wire with a small hook bent on the end.
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I just used coat hanger wire with a small hook bent on the end.
WHAT in the world will we do, when WIRE hangers become OBSOLETE??? We'll even have to BUY Welding Rod
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Old 11-08-2016, 02:35 PM   #11
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Bill Williamson, you took the hangers right out of my closet....... mouth!
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Old 11-09-2016, 07:26 AM   #12
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Think of the fools that threw buckets of them away in the trash.
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