[Vwdiesel] Rabbit Progress ---( I felt like saying rapid progreess )

H.Hagar h_hagar at prcn.org
Mon May 24 16:02:35 EDT 2004

Yes  Gavrik   I think I can give you pictures and measurement of those
kind of brakes.

Let us know where you want us to measure.

Of the  10 rear brake assemblies (Rabbit) that I have refurbished so far ,
the problem was RUST ---RUST ---RUST:  , it looks like they are ignored by
owners for some reason. ?

I get my shoes from Bow-Wow ---are they good ? no idea. In WA ask Loren he would know
where to get good ones.

Is a kit the way to go ?   ----send me a picture of your parts , and I shall let you know.

The kit is expensive.  Shoes and cylinders were cheap. So I blasted and painted everything
else.And I mean everything.

When I was a whippersnapper I was told that the most important part of a car
was the BRAKES. ----- I found out why !!!!- going down a mountainside without.

Drive like your brakes may fail any minute. ---- does that qualify as a Hagarisim ?

By the way here in the hills there are special little emergency stop lanes in places.(for big rigs)

To bleed Rabbit brakes --- a piece of cake  .   Use a long stick to push pedal ---works here.
A short stick for calipers ---against seat.


PS:  NO place could I find 1980 Rabbit rear brakes backplates. NEW for sale.
No problem I got lots of old ones to rework.

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