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65 drum brake backing plates - 8" rear

Are new ones available anywhere? I haven't found any so far. Mine have some pretty bad grooves in them. I would rather replace them than try to refurbish mine if possible.


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Are new ones available anywhere? I haven't found any so far. Mine have some pretty bad grooves in them. I would rather replace them than try to refurbish mine if possible.


A few welds and a grinder wonít fix it?


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If you can find a big-body mid-80s Ford in a junkyard, you can take the backing plates and everything else and have upgraded, 10 x 2-1/2" rear drums. They will bolt right on. I did this with my fastback. Used the OEM wheel cylinders so I didn't have to re-bend the brake lines, everything else came off an '85 Ford Crown Victoria (IIRC).

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A few welds and a grinder wonít fix it?


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Yes, that was option 2 if I canít just replace them.


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