All posts in category Brakes

New Brake Hardware

Brakes all done… New backing plates all new hardware. New photo by daniel minskey / Google Photos   New photo by daniel minskey / Google Photos

New Brake Drums

New photo by daniel minskey / Google Photos rocky mountain westy provided brake drums…T3 diff pads Now to save up for their awesome bumpers 🙂 😛

Nut Sert Brake Teee Hole Rehab

New photo by daniel minskey / Google Photos The hole where the brake orignal was affixed became corroded and crusty. I decided to put an m6 nut-sert and stainless m6 bolt.

Vanagon Brake Line Diagram

Parts required to do the entire van brakeline system from front to back. 1. Brake fluid (Dot 4) 2 pints 2. Steel Brake (or Nickel Copper) lines 10mm bubble flair connector with a diameter of 3/16 (4.75mm) See diagram 60 inches (X3) about 10$ each (pre-flared with connectors) 40 inches (x1) about 7$ 30 inches […]

Brakeline tees

Brakeline tees for the Vanagon seem to be getting difficult to find. I researched them pretty well and found Bus Depot to have the best deal. These were 8.95 a piece.

1st brakeline attempt

So I ended up buying the uber sweet brake line tool on Fleabay. Today i went to the garage to test it. Its pretty simple to use. The hardest part was not the flare it was matching the bends. Being my old brake lines were rusted and fragile it was tough to mimic the shape. […]