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Is it true the rear brakes on 53 belvedere are probably rusted from inside and locked up?

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I see no fluid going to rear and im guessing its probably rusted inside like crazy.  Would you replace lines all the way back and look to change the cylinders or try to mod to something newer.  Going disc on front

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1 hour ago, Turbo53 said:

I see no fluid going to rear and im guessing its probably rusted inside like crazy.  Would you replace lines all the way back and look to change the cylinders or try to mod to something newer.  Going disc on front

Brakes are never an area to cut corners. Replace all the hard line with the new copper-nickel brake line that will never rust in or out,and replace the hoses,too,

Replace the rear wheel cylinders with new ones and turn the drums.

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You need a special puller to work on the rear brakes.  You need to get a service manual for your car reproductions are on eBay all the time.  A good investment.  Will keep you from making expensive mistakes.

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Depending on your long term plans for the car, and since you have plans for front disc conversion,

you might want to look at replacing the axle assembly with something a bit more user friendly.

Explorer 8.8 is a good option.

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