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    Anchor block on the backing plate

    I am new to this board.
    I am starting on a 1951 Landcrusier that I have had for quite awhile.
    While pulling the front drum off, the tab on the anchor block broke off.
    Question , How are these anchor blocks attached to the backing plate?
    I thought it may be bolted from the back, but there is no hex in the hole on the back.
    There seems to be a ring around the centre piece on the back.
    Is it just pressed on?
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you
    Derrick

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    You mean this piece? I always thought they were spot welded, but I have never had one come off. I suppose it could have been an interference fit.
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    Time for a new backing plate, methinks. Front is the same as 51-53 Commander and Land Cruiser. No other years and not Champion.
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    Yes 52-fan

    That is the piece.
    It went on so it must come off some how.
    It has not come off just the lip that holds the brake shoe in place broke off.
    Thanks

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    This might be a good time to upgrade to the front drum brake system from a '54 up V8. It is a bolt on conversion and gives better brakes. There are probably many of these available from both parted out cars and from people that have converted their car's drums to a more modern disc brake system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by studegary View Post
    This might be a good time to upgrade to the front drum brake system from a '54 up V8. It is a bolt on conversion and gives better brakes. There are probably many of these available from both parted out cars and from people that have converted their car's drums to a more modern disc brake system.

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    Gary's right. If you have to rebuilt your brakes anyway, the later ones are better. I have the later type on my 52 Commander.


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    I totally agree with 52-fan (Howard) and Gary, if you view the complexity of that good Parts Catalog Picture, you can see how important it is, 60 + years later to have ALL of those correct pieces in there correctly and they are usually NOT!

    You WILL need a replacement Backing Plate so why not replace it all since there are thousands of 1954 to 1966 V8 Car brake parts out there some of which are no longer needed since Disc Brake Conversions have become so popular.

    The thing is, you COULD go to Disc Brakes at least in front, but then you need proper Rear Braking to match and the truth is for "Collector Car" limited driving distance and speed, how important IS that to you?

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