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Rear Brake Parts missing

Okay, so I've been stoping hard lately, and Today I finnaly got some time to open them up and check it out. Besides needing new shoes, there were these all mangled up in there. What are they, and what else might be missing and need to be bought new? I'd rather do it myself, because I know I can. Otherwise its bring it somewhere and pay out the *** for it.

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Parts recovered from the drum.


And whats left of the assembly on the truck, what am I missing?









HELP!
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Damn that sucks...

So Rusty...
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wow mud or rust eh? looks preaty bad for a newer truck... just but new shoes and a drum rebuild kit and have the drums turned...
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It looks like the damn thing exploded or something. I just went and put the wheel and drum back on, and noticed some rust starting inside the drum, as if its been like this for a while. Kinda bites. I want to figure this out so I can hopefully go get parts tommorow, and drive w/ 3 brakes as little as possible!
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wow mud or rust eh? looks preaty bad for a newer truck... just but new shoes and a drum rebuild kit and have the drums turned...
Will the drum rebuild kit come with all of the parts that were laying around loose inside of it?
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Will the drum rebuild kit come with all of the parts that were laying around loose inside of it?
correct it should it comes with all the springs and everything else. so this is what you did instead of coming to the meet you where "working"
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Lol, naw, My boss in an *** and does this stuff to me. I just had time today to work on it. I think I'll pick the kit up tommorow then, if possible.
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Wow...your drums are in bad shape!

The spring and the other part to the top right of your first pic are from the adjuster (the thing on the bottom between the shoes). I don't know where the other stuff is from. Definately get new shoes and brake parts cleaner and get to work on those drums soon!

Also, there are some special tools for working on drum brakes that you might want to get. They should have them at any parts store. They help with getting the shoes and springs off and on. You can get by with screwdrivers, but the special tools make things less frustrating.
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Yes, I had this happen. If you adjuster gets dirty/rusted and stops working, then when your brakes wear, things can literally just fall apart.

There are basically two kits used to rebuild the brakes, when you buy them from NAPA and what not. One is the standard "rebuild kit" which includes all the springs and clips, but does NOT include adjuster parts. That's a separate kit that has the adjuster pawl, and the cable and radial spring.

Looking at your first picture, from left to right at the top we have:

Far left, and next to it: two pieces of the broken "radial spring" which retains the adjuster pawl.

Second from right: A spring that is normally on the adjuster cable, at one end of it.

Right: The adjuster pawl, which looks intact.

Bottom center: The end of the adjuster cable which normally has that spring in the center of it. At the other end of the cable is a lug with an "eye" that goes at the very top, over the cylinder, where the two big springs meet.

It looks like your adjuster screws at the bottom are intact. Make sure you turn them enough that its tough to put your brake drum back on. You'll have to do that periodically until you get the adjuster repaired or you'll have a soft, long travelling, brake pedal.
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Thank you! I will run to NAPA tommorow and get both kits. Would this setup on this truck be the same as on my 93? As in, can I pull it up next to me for a reference? I know it has a 3.73 axle, and its a splash 4x4. I assume its a 28 spline, and a 7.5 Open. Have they made any major changes in the past 10 years?
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I'm pretty sure the setup is the same. If you have a real problem, let me know and I'll take a pic of mine for you. Also, I can cut and paste the drawings from the Ford manual as well. I'll try to get to that later. If I can do something so I don't have to take the truck apart, that's better -- but I'll get a pic if you need it.
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