WANTED 11" brake backing plates

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  1. Justwondering

    Justwondering Well-Known Member

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    I'm working on a 62 Willys Pickup and want to upgrade the brakes from the old non-adjusting drums to self-adjusting drums.

    I'm told I need 11" brake backing plates, that these are crazy hard to find, and if I do find them I'd have to buy a kit to convert them to self-adjusting.

    I know that when I change the brakes, I'll have to get new rims.
    I'm trying to make it safe for a 17 year old and a 70 year old to drive.

    I'm clueless here.
    Just removed my very first hub yesterday.

    They are great folks on the other forum, but when I start getting too far into the weeds they tell me to take it to a professional to work on it. Am I too far in the weeds?

    JW
     
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    LOL...
    Thanks for the compliment.
    Its comforting to know that even if I'm in the weeds, you lend a helping hand..:)

    JW
     
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    well ... a willys pickup in1962 had a bolt pattern doesn't line up with the mopar bolt pattern.
    Looks like I need a 70's ford or a wheel adapter.

    this is gonna get expensive.
    maybe I should consider changing out the axle . I'm sure thats another problem altogether ..
    LOL

    JW
     
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    Later model Jeep parts will work but if the stock breaks are rebuilt they will work fine. I had a Jeep pickup with a 440 in it that I would take to the dragstrip, the stock breaks worked stopping from 100 + mph. Agustment and condition make the difference here. If you could get breaks from a 70s Jeep that would be an improvement with the self energizing setup but I don't think it is necessary. Power assist would be an improvement.
     
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    Thank you all for the info, advice, and recommendations.

    I've decided to go back with stock brakes.

    Now I get to learn how to rehab and repaint the hubs, drums, etc so it will be something other than rust red.

    JW