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Hi there, this is my first post. I've been reading the VMF for a little while now, and I like what I've seen. I am going to redo the front brakes on my 68 soon, and I was thinking of ordering new drums from Canadian Mustang since they seem to have a better price than most other suppliers. I am wondering if anyone else has purchased these, and what your opinion of the drums and/or Canadian Mustang might be. Thanks...

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I have purchased items from Canadian in the past and have been satisfied with quality, service, and price.
The last drum rebuild I did was to replace the drum brake units with 1969 Cougar disc brakes from a donor car.
Have you considered this and is it an option?
 
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I have been eyeing the conversion kits for a while, but I don't want to spend the $800-1000 right now. I haven't given the donor car idea much thought though. I don't know how hard it would be to find a donor car for the parts. I live in the SF bay area, and any old mustangs or cougars are long gone out of the junkyards, so I can't go pull the parts I need. Also, I don't have the space for a parts car of my own.

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Just go east into the San Juaquin Valley some day.
There are hundreds of old auto wrecking yards.
 

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It's hard to find Mustangs and Cougars in the yards around here, just get new drums and make sure you get 'em turned because they never come true out of the box. So where in the Bay area are you at? I'm in Rohnert Park, near Santa Rosa.

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was wondering the same thing. SWMBO ordered the entire rear suspension and drum re-build kit for me from them and I'm satisified with them. I just placed an order for the front re-build kit tonite and am planning on getting drums for my next shoe change.

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I'm in San Carlos (on the peninsula), or at least will be next week. I'm about to move to a place with a 2 car garage. I'll finally have a decent place to work on my stang! I talked to the guy who runs a local mustang shop, and he told me that the hubs need to be pressed into the new drums by a machine shop. I would imagine that it is not trivial to separate the hubs from the old drums. He has used drums with the hubs for a decnt price, so I might go that route.

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