Archives November 2020

Taking the rear brakes apart, cleaning up the wheel and hub assembly, painting the hubs, painting the drum brake hardware, replacing the shoes, replacing the hardware, finally replacing the passenger side parking brake cable, and getting the drum brakes adjusted and ready to go… all that right here in part 2 of the Bullnose Brake Job.

I only had to use a few dozen swear words and suffer two or three busted knuckles to get it done too. Such a win.

Some of the parts / products I used in this video:
Brake hardware:
Strut Spring:
Parking Brake Cable:
Wheel Cylinder – Left:
– Right:
Spring Compressor:
Brake Grease:

Brake job time! This series will cover brake parts cleanup, replacement, and even painting for my 85 F-150. In the first part, I’ll be going over brake inspection, front parking brake cable replacement with the removal and cleanup of the brake mechanism, and I’ll also be painting drums, calipers, and some of the e-brake linkage parts to prevent future rust.

Make sure to subscribe to the channel to see the rest of the series, where I’ll replace all of the rear brake hardware, finish installing the new rear parking brake cable, replace the drums, shoes, hubs, rotors, bearings, pads, calipers and more. I’ll also be doing a short video on speed bleeders – how they work and how to bleed your brakes using them.

All of the products I’m using in this video:

Front Brake Cable:
Calipers – Right:
Paint – High Heat Primer:
Self Etching Primer:
High Heat Black:
Rust Remover:

Painting your tire letters white is an easy, if time consuming, way to get that nice old school look on your tires that you just can’t get anymore from buying them off the shelf. All it takes is a few simple supplies and some time (and patience).

By using an oil based Sharpie paint pen, you can easily color in the letters on your tires. There are some things to take note of though. First, this won’t last forever. Second, it’s time consuming. Third, the look isn’t for everyone. I really like how mine came out though.

I even decided to use some actual titanium white oil paint to do the final coat on the tires, just to give them that little bit extra brightness and to attempt to get them to last longer. I’m not sure I succeeded in the latter though, considering some of the last coat of paint flaked off pretty much as soon as I drove it out of the garage.

Here are the materials I used:
Oil Paint: