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Old October 16th, 2017, 11:11 AM   #1
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Getting ready to rebuild the drum brake system on my 74 Super.Plans are for new rubber brake hoses,new shoes ,new wheel cylinders,turned drums ,flushed lines with new brake fluid and a new master cylinder if needed. Will NAPA parts be OK or should I spend the extra $ and go with OEM if possible ?
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Old October 16th, 2017, 12:04 PM   #2
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I went with Autozone stuff. Worked good just get good fluid.
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Old October 16th, 2017, 04:15 PM   #5
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Getting everything all new is probably a waste of money & work.
just replace the worn outparts
the important trick with these old school drum brakes is knowing how to properly adjust them.
IDK the superbeetle. My '61 has separate adjusters for each shoe.
8 shoes + 8 adjusters
it takes real time and patience to get them all adjusted properly
once the system is bled & adjusted these brakes are great
BTW I bought the cheap chineese drums and shoes at appletree & they are fine
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