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bluestripe
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:42 am    Post subject: All in One Brake rebuild or conversion kit for 1973 bay? Reply with quote

First question is does anyone know of a source for a kit with new brake shoes, break lines etc. to fit a 1973? I found kits for older buses and for other VW products but no luck so far for our bus.

Related question and forgive me if this should be a separate topic; are this disc brake conversion kits worth it and if so which have the best quality/value?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:19 pm    Post subject: Re: All in One Brake rebuild or conversion kit for 1973 bay? Reply with quote

A Ď73 comes with disc brakes from the factory. I obviously donít know the condition of your bus, but I would imagine the hard lines are fine and you just need to replace the 4 soft lines. Maybe some new rotors, pads and rebuilt Calipers (If necessary) for the front. And maybe new brake cylinders, shoes and spring kit in the rear. Iíd put new e-brake cables in at this time too, if thatís just me.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:09 pm    Post subject: Re: All in One Brake rebuild or conversion kit for 1973 bay? Reply with quote

I purchased a full set of brake parts:

Cylinders
Shoes
Hardware
Pads
Rotors
Brake Lines front and rear.

(Basically everything except front calipers)

From RockAuto.com, and was incredibly happy. All name-brand parts (Centric, TRW etc) and it was very affordable.


Everything fit perfectly, and the brakes are great.
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