Rear Drum Backing Plates?????

Eric B

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Alright the body is off and I am getting a closer look at some of the components on my rear axle and the fact that the parking brake cable was run thru the fire wall and zip tied to the frame.... When I look closer, I found that one backing plate has a hole for the parking brake cable to go into and one does not.... Is this correct, do I have a frankenstein set up or what any help would be great.

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Eric,
You have a Frankenstein. Both sides should have a hole for the E brake cable to run through. Sounds like somebody swapped a bad one out for what ever fit at the time. Does it have the cam adjusters for brake shoe adjustment??
I am working out of town at the moment, otherwise I would send you a picture of the layout. Your cable should have a front section and a rear section. The front hooks up to a pull bracket and the rear fits in that bracket chanel and fits to the rear brakes through each backing plate hole. I suggest you order up a "Mechanics Manual" from Willys America or Kaiser Willys. It'll run you about $40 but WELL WORTH it and will probably make more sense than what I have put down here. I just put a new set up on mine last year. Piece O' cake. :D Keep asking the questions though. I love talking Willys.
Steve
 

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I got a resto/parts manual from WIlly's America for X-mas, I haven't dived into it yet, I also got an original repair manual with the purchase of the Wagon. I noticed the difference here this past week when having a smoke in the garage and day dreaming.... As far as cables go, the only cable I had was the one from the handle that went down to about the end of tranny and was zip tied to the frame (not being used). So I will be in need of the new cables and also getting the rear backing plates figured out so that parking brakes are an option. (better than block of wood on rope)
WIll try to get some pics posted this weekend for a better idea of what I am looking at.
Thanks for the insight so far....
 

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Eric B said:
I got a resto/parts manual from WIlly's America for X-mas, I haven't dived into it yet, I also got an original repair manual with the purchase of the Wagon. I noticed the difference here this past week when having a smoke in the garage and day dreaming.... As far as cables go, the only cable I had was the one from the handle that went down to about the end of tranny and was zip tied to the frame (not being used). So I will be in need of the new cables and also getting the rear backing plates figured out so that parking brakes are an option. (better than block of wood on rope)
WIll try to get some pics posted this weekend for a better idea of what I am looking at.
Thanks for the insight so far....

I'm no expert and I'm not saying yours is one, but some of the Wagons came equipped with the e-brake on the driveshaft.

Atb!

TT
 

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Thanks,
I had a driveshaft ebrake on my 69 CJ-5 with the dana 18 tcase. Not on this one.
I got some pics uploaded to of what I have as a set up right now.
Still working on the putting thumbnails in here so it's easier to just put the link in.
Hope these help give an understanding of what I am seeing.

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3811387/2
the pics are down at the bottom.

Eric
 

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Backing plates located from Walck's
Used 20 each.... can't beat it with a stick.

Thanks for the input....
 
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