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Finding brake parts for 3800 1 ton
#1438237 Sat Jan 22 2022 05:57 AM
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Thanks for allowing me to join. I have a ‘47.2 3800 1 ton that needs the brakes redone. What’s the best course of action? This truck is most likely going to just putt around a farm and not be driven often on the road. Is it worth trying to switch to discs or does someone make all the parts for the drums. I think I’m just gonna need shoes, hardware, wheel cylinders, and Master cylinder (so everything besides the drums lol). I’m really just trying to get this thing back driving again. It’s been sitting since 1998 and it went through a flood 5 years ago. Truck is extremely solid (no rust in the body anywhere I can find) so I think it’s worth saving. Let me know what you guys think.

Re: Finding brake parts for 3800 1 ton
Jccapo #1438254 Sat Jan 22 2022 01:55 PM
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Rebuild the stock set up. If the drums are good you’re golden. If not then you have a challenge on your hands. For your plans, stock is just fine.


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Re: Finding brake parts for 3800 1 ton
Jccapo #1438266 Sat Jan 22 2022 03:24 PM
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Check our usual suspects for brake parts. You may have to send the shoes out to get relined. My local NAPA helped me with that.

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Re: Finding brake parts for 3800 1 ton
Jccapo #1438306 Sat Jan 22 2022 07:15 PM
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Anyone who relines clutch’s can reline brake pads.


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Re: Finding brake parts for 3800 1 ton
Jccapo #1438386 Sun Jan 23 2022 06:36 AM
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I agree with everyone to keep the stock brake setup for your use. I converted mine to power disc but I do a lot of higher speeds on the road. If you do some digging, all of the stock parts are available . Some of the vendors are on this site.


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