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Cleveland brake question

JimW

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We have a used set of 6.00 X 6 Cleveland wheels and brakes. I have changed the brake pads and plan to replace the o-rings. I also have new wheel bearings. The brake backing plates on this used set have four 3/8" holes, two are filled with bushings for 5/16" bolts. The Skybolt plans call for 1/4" holes on the corresponding part. I know I can buy new backing plates from ACS for just over 50 bucks each if needed. However if they come with the same hole sizes with bushings, I gain nothing. I would rather not drill out the corresponding part on the Skybolt unnecessarily. Anyone know what hole sizes are on new Cleveland backing plates for 6" wheels?

Jim

 

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