Unimog 404 Brake Shoes
I just received a 1962 Unimog 404.1 in a trade, and the parking brake doesn't hold at all. Pulled the rear drums, and found the shoes are worn right to the rivets. Just did an internet search for shoes, and all I can find is these here: expedition-imports.com… unfortunately they are out of stock.
Does anyone have a source for replacement shoes?
I am considering relining them as well. Any suggestions on where to find brake shoe lining?
What's your thoughts, or suggestions?
Their is a shop in town that specialized in older foreign stuff. I remember a few years back they had a few unimogs out front. If anyone in my state knows anything it'd be these guys I looked up their number for you … cordel foreign motors Inc elkhorn Ne.
You might try and find an industrial clutch and brake lining company In Your area that can reline them for you. Most do stuff for loaders and industrial equipment but if you beg lol they’ll probably do them for you!
Not sure if you would be interested or not but my shop still does Brake Relining and I’ve actually recently relined a set of brake shoes for a unimog
You can check out Fleetpride if there’s one near you or Brake and Clutch in Seattle
If the carrier is undamaged you may really want to reline them. Back then they were originally riveted as well. I took a quick look at some German retailers but nobody actually does have them in stock.
Thanks. I went ahead, and ordered brake lining from McMastercarr, and will attempt relining them myself some time in the future. I would rather not have it torn apart waiting on the shoes to come back, which is why I was hoping to find a source for replacement shoes.
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