Refurbing Turbo Brakes for the Cabby - (WARNING Garish Colours)

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Refurbing Turbo Brakes for the Cabby - (WARNING Garish Colours)

Postby ROVER-25X » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:25 am

Following on from my Cabby update thread I though I would post up what I get upto while on a boring
night shift at work, a good old tidy up of the crusty Turbo brakes that dist donated to the cause. :D

As you can see, just a tad scabby. :blink



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I started on the carriers, the first one came out ok.


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Once they were free of surface rust I cleaned up the slider pins, some dryish black grease in most with a
hint of copper slip on a couple, all cleaned up and lathered in fresh brake grease, I then taped up the rubber
covers and set about getting them primered up.


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Then it was time for paint ! :blushing



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Not everyone's cup of tea but the logic behind the yellow it the fact the brand new suspension struts are
also bright yellow so I though it would look smart, plus I am only doing the carriers in this colour, the
calipers themselves will be a gunmetal grey to make the carriers stand out.

As for the caplipers, I made a start on them as they too were quite crusty with surface rust, took a while
to wire brush them with the drill as it lasted about 6-7 mins before requiring a charge. :laughing2

You can really tell the difference with one done, the surprising thing is the worse one came out better ! :blink



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Now awaiting the seal kit to be fitted. :D


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Re: Refurbing Turbo Brakes for the Cabby - (WARNING Garish Colours)

Postby 1374lee » Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:30 pm

Nice work, they have come up so much better after removing all the crusty surface rust. What make are the bright yelow shocks you have?

Thanks. Lee.

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Re: Refurbing Turbo Brakes for the Cabby - (WARNING Garish Colours)

Postby ROVER-25X » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:18 pm

Can't remember, bought them months ago, they are stored in the garage waiting to be fitted.
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