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Oh My! What would you charge to do this?

Old 04-14-2018
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Oh My! What would you charge to do this?

Friend ask me to do some work to his 2000 model ford ranger. He told me he needs his rear brakes fixed..(Keep in mind this truck has seen 18 years of heavy salt during the winter on the roads.)... He told me the rear brakes don't work at all, due to the parking brake being stuck and driven. He says that he is positive the wheel cylinders need replaced as well because both rear tires are soaked in brake fluid. I know from experience working on other rusty trucks that the brake lines will twist apart at the fittings when removing them, no matter how much penetrating oil you use..they are just too thin to hold after 18 years of salt and rust. So... to install new shoes, new wheel cylinders, new brake lines from the junction block to the wheel cylinders, and bleed the brakes when finished.. what would you charge? Thinking this is so rusty that anything you try to turn will break, i quoted $500... what would you charge? Oh,, and it has to be fixed in one day and one day only...
Old 04-15-2018
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Park brake is stuck on?
So new rear brake cable(s)

Ford used both 9" and 10" drums, read here:

You will need to know which so you can get the right parts

You can buy rear brake kits, they have all the small bits, springs and keepers, I have use Duralast before and have no complaints, check price
From your description you will need some of these parts

Backing plates don't usually "rust out", but.....................??

Depending on your shop setup I wouldn't think it would take more than 4 hours max, including changing the parking brake cable(s)
Backing plate is another story, because you need to pull the axle out
Old 05-05-2018
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Late response... but if I had to fix it in one day I'd buy 100% new for all parts.
I did that once to an 89 mustang GT and all parts through rock auto and it was less than $200. And that was everything between the body and tire was 100% new.
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