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vt/x/y/z rear brakes on vr/s solid axle

Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by markovr, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. markovr

    markovr Well-Known Member

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    not from this site but ive sold a few on ebay and I have a few hubs in the process of being modded that i will sell eventually.. problem is to get the hubs you have to buy the complete diff however I do have one full setup finished .....also Im trying to adapt something for my sons hq as well but ill get it on the road first.
     
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    hey marko,, just wondering,, did you used to make/sell the modified rear vt brake booster brackets to fit into a vc/vh firewall in the gen2 to gen 1 brake upgrade conversion to the larger vt front disks ????
     
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    yes i do ....i have a couple made up
     
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    the actual bolt up hub/face is on the irs rear assembly/piece so you cant use the actual hub from these cars so to do it to a solid axle car you have to use a solid axle hub.
    Im obsessed with brakes as I hate to drive a car that cant stop as best as it can and always run with the thought that whatever I spend if it saves me from only one accident its worth it easily.
    An interest is a interest and who cares what people might say if it gives you enjoyment/sense of achievement and no one else loses anything just do it.
     
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    Hey Marko,
    thanks for taking my remarks seriously and responding. I (largely) agree with you and mostly really enjoy my VP. It's a bit of an obsession to have everything work the way it should so that I can enjoy the limo feel and NOT feel like I'm driving an old rattler. I've sent you a message re your rear brake upgrade. Cheers, Rob.
     
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    Hi Marko,
    how much would you charge for the modded backing hubs and handbrake shoes for the rear brake upgrade?
    And Cuzzy, did you get the problem with the handbrake adjustment sorted?
     
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    I have the same setup on my vp (and vr and vh)and I havent touched it since I put it in ...are you up to using your old handbrake springs/adjusters etc and all you want is the modded handbrake shoes and hubs?
     
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    Hi Marko, sorry for not replying sooner. I've been distracted by other things. Yes, I should be OK with the existing cable, springs adjustors etc as I use the handbrake frequently and it all works now. If I get the shoes and backing plates from you I would then just need to access VT rear calipers and pads to complete the job? Is that correct?
     
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    Yes thats right any vt to vz calipers with hoses and discs will work ...you need to round off one of the points of the hex on the adapter end of the flexible brake hose you use where it attaches to the hard line so it keys into the retaining piece in your original backing plate/shield and trim slightly the metal where the new calipers (which is a little bit larger )edge just fouls on the backing shield
    If adjusted right the handbrake is better than the original one....it can be hard to get everything together ...springs and mounting hardware /shoes on the car with the axle installed....I just mount the handbrake shoes springs clips etc all on the hub off the car and take the axle out and changeover ....you have to push the shoes to each side to access the axle flange nuts.
     
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    How much are these kits if still available?
     
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    250 + post ....only have one set made up but I have all the parts...I’ve found the aftermarket hand brake shoes don’t fit as well over each other as the genuine ones so I use them
     

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