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#943783 - 08/25/18 12:40 PM Finally
Able_Dog Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 54673
Loc: Huntsville AL
Got around to the brakes on S-I-L's 2007 F150. Did the rear, new pads and rotors at the Redstone Arsenal shop. Sure is great working there. We did the job in a little over an hour, Very nice working on a lift with things at the proper height.

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#945121 - 09/21/18 11:58 AM Re: Finally [Re: Able_Dog]
Able_Dog Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 54673
Loc: Huntsville AL
Originally Posted By Able_Dog
Got around to the brakes on S-I-L's 2007 F150. Did the rear, new pads and rotors at the Redstone Arsenal shop. Sure is great working there. We did the job in a little over an hour, Very nice working on a lift with things at the proper height.


And finally, finally, we did the front Wednesday after he left work. Job went well without a hitch. We replaced rotors, pads and bearings, similar to that.

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#945122 - 09/21/18 12:04 PM Re: Finally [Re: Able_Dog]
CabinConnection Offline
Bigfoot
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/20/04
Posts: 53067
Loc: The Indianhead's Left Nostril....
Originally Posted By Able_Dog
Very nice working on a lift with things at the proper height.

THAT's for sure!

Glad all's done!

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#945128 - 09/21/18 12:50 PM Re: Finally [Re: Able_Dog]
notnew2diy Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/18/06
Posts: 4907
Loc: harvard, il.
Don't work on many new-er cars or trucks.
How did the job compare to older models?
From your link, don't look all that much different.

Curious...notnew...
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#945161 - 09/21/18 07:46 PM Re: Finally [Re: notnew2diy]
Able_Dog Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 54673
Loc: Huntsville AL
Before we did my daughter's car 2007 Merc and this truck I had only done one disc brake job about 20+ years ago so I can't answer your question.

I have done several with brake shoes and the discs are not only easier but far superior, design wise.

First disc brakes I ever say was on aircraft and I burned myself when I touched the disc of a plane that had just taxied in. It was very hot.

Made me (just now) look up when they appeared on cars and was REALLY surprised to find:

Quote:
The first caliper-type automobile disc brake was patented by Frederick William Lanchester in his Birmingham [England] factory in 1902 and used successfully on Lanchester cars.

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#945170 - 09/22/18 07:43 AM Re: Finally [Re: Able_Dog]
notnew2diy Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/18/06
Posts: 4907
Loc: harvard, il.
For most GM made vehicles, 1969 - 1972, front disks became standard equipment. Done quite a few, to where I kept (still have) a piece of 1" black pipe, a bit short of 12" long, I used as a cheater on the allen wrench used to remove the calipers.
Yep...pipe has a customized bend in it.

Much easier than drum brakes...notnew...
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#945931 - 10/09/18 04:30 PM Re: Finally [Re: notnew2diy]
Able_Dog Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 54673
Loc: Huntsville AL
"Much easier than drum brakes...notnew..."

Yes, and far superior design.

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