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RE: Odd size brake replacement suggestions

And I've taken my own parts to a shop before, no problem. Sometimes a shop will request I get the part "I want." Generally not stock parts though. Sounds like the shop doesn't want your business either because they are full up or because they don't want a "project." Which, IMO is a fair stance to take, if not hurting for work. When working on an old vehicle that someone isn't maybe prepared to spend alot of money on (getting an old van "up and running" vs rebuilding or restoring a classic vehicle), the shop sees it as a risk if they determine that a vehicle that isn't worth much, suddenly needs more work than the owner is willing to pay for given the value of the vehicle. If you can be very clear in your communication and expectations, maybe have to put some money down on the work if the shop sees it as risky, you may be able to get the work done. But I've gotten parts for and done brake work on 2 different 70s Chevy trucks in recent months. This wouldn't surprise me. It's spring, and everyone is getting their rig ready to go. I would consider whole wheels if the price were right. A quick search online for my sizes showed 115-130 per tire, x6. Not sure if I'm missing any info besides the numbers, like loading or anything, but that's the preliminary search. I've only worked on regular cars/trucks, so this is new turf for me.
rambleonrose 04/29/21 03:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Odd size brake replacement suggestions

Getting our old Class C up and running again, and I've hit a brick wall with brake replacement. It's a Chevy C30 van body, 16.5 rims. One of the back brakes is seized. We've called pretty much everywhere around, and no one wants to touch it because parts would be so hard to find (odd size, apparently....) Has anyone bought their own parts and taken it to a shop before with any luck? Also, any recommendations for searching for these? That's the best way to make sure you get the right replacement parts, take the old ones with you. People take the parts to their shop all the time, but it isn't any cheaper. I deliver parts from the store to the shop, they get a discount and charge you more than we do for the part. I had the same chassis, you'll be surprised how simple it is to fix yourself (but everything is heavy). I'm not even 100% sure which ones to get. It's not like I can throw her up on a lift and pull off the tire. It would be infinitely easier if I could, and if I could, I'd just do my own brakes. And I did call three different places, and got the same response (which, I'll add, I've gotten at auto repair places as well....) if their suppliers don't stock it, they can't get it. Yeah, sounds like a crock of **** to me, too, but if that's their policy, there's not much I can do about it. As for the tires, two of the places said it would be easypeasy. If I were to get them myself, just a quick search looked fairly promising as well. As this is a vehicle I've not worked on a lot (unlike my jeep, Beetle, etc) I feel like I'm flying a little blind when it comes to replacement parts. And being the ?th owner, there's definitely no manual of any kind. Thanks for the input, though, I'm going to do some researching online, and maybe come back with a few Qs.
rambleonrose 04/29/21 03:19pm Class C Motorhomes
Odd size brake replacement suggestions

Getting our old Class C up and running again, and I've hit a brick wall with brake replacement. It's a Chevy C30 van body, 16.5 rims. One of the back brakes is seized. We've called pretty much everywhere around, and no one wants to touch it because parts would be so hard to find (odd size, apparently....) Has anyone bought their own parts and taken it to a shop before with any luck? Also, any recommendations for searching for these?
rambleonrose 04/28/21 01:18pm Class C Motorhomes
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