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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-03-2009, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Rebending Hook in Brake Shoe Spring

I want to shorten the top rear brake spring on a 1990 chevy 1/2 ton. When I get the adjuster to the point were the shoes are retracted enough to get the drum on the top spring comes disconneted. These are new springs. I was thinkng of heating the end of the spring and rebending it to shorten it a small amount. My question is should I just allow it to air cool, should I pack it in sand or quench it with oil or water?

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I wouldn't do it! Brakes are critical safety equipment. It isn't worth the risk to you or others on the road. They sold you the wrong springs. I've been sold the wrong parts lots of times. (Especially at Schucks) Get the right ones!
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