How to Adjust the Rear Brake Drums on a 1979 Chevy Truck?

Answer Trucks from the 1960s and 1970s most often used rear drum brakes or all-wheel drum brakes. Drum brakes utilize pistons and springs to place pressure on a drum, creating stopping power. With the 197... Read More »

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How to Install Rear Brake Drums on a Chevy?

The rear brake drum on a Chevy is a large, cast iron cover that fits over the wheel hub. The brake shoes on the hub push against the inside of the drum causing the drum and the hub assembly to slow... Read More »

How to Remove Rear Brake Drums on a 2000 Chevy S10?

The brake drums on the rear of your 2000 Chevy S10 pickup provide about 30 percent of the brake bias for the system. Removal of the drums allows access to the shoes inside for inspection or repair ... Read More »

How to Replace Rear Brake Shoes on a 1997 Chevy Pickup Truck?

The 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck uses a drum-style braking system in the rear of the vehicle. Brake shoes slow the vehicle down by applying pressure onto the drum when the brake pedal is pressed. B... Read More »

Will a 1981 chevy hood fit on a 1979 chevy truck?

The hood from a 1981 will not interchange with a 1979 Chevy truck. The hood and front fenders from a 1973 to 1980 Chevy will interchange. The 1979 door will fit the 1981 if it is from the same type... Read More »