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Old 08-28-2016, 02:46 PM
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Well....the day has come to start on a brake rebuild for my '70. The back drivers side caliper was leaking so that's what started this... damn you lip seals!! Anyway... I pulled the caliper off and apart and now I question if I should reuse this caliper. See the photos. On one side it looks to have a stainless steel sleeve. On the other...cast iron. Not sure if you can tell from the pictures.... Should this caliper be okay to rebuild with the "O" ring kit? Thoughts?



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Pictures of the pistons.... and a case in point of why you should bleed your brakes...



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I personally/professionally would not even waste my time. That is because I have to charge people to do this and even though I have all the correct tools to rebuild them back to the lipped seal design...I do not do it....unless the customer is going to pay me for my time.

The choice is up to you if you want to use a caliper with no stainless steel sleeve in it or not.

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