Antique Brake shoes worth anything? 15-30years old.

I have several pairs of brake shoes that are 15-30 years old (but never used). Are they worth anything since I don't know which vehicle they fit?

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fit?
To someone with the cars or trucks that these go on.
Do you know what car or truck these fit? What is the maker and part # (s) for these?
Jeff
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fit?
Most likely yes. You need to know what they fit, and who made them.
From there swap meets, and E-bay would be your best selling bets. Charles
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This got me looking around for any antique parts we may have laying around. Here is what I saw.
1. Dist cap for 74 Silverado 454 V8.
2. Dist cap for 75 Riviera.
3. Cardboard quart of Amaco Permalube Oil ( unopened ).
4. 14 year old ALT for 91 Bonnie ( my original ).
5 Air Cleaner Assembly for 64 LeSabre.
========Harryface ======== 1991 Pontiac Bonneville LE 3800 V6 ( C ), Black/Slate Grey _~_~_~280,596 miles_~_~_
~_~_~_~_U.S.A._~_~_~_~_~_
~~~The Former Fleet ~~~ 89 Cavalier Z 24 convertible 78 Holiday 88 coupe 68 LeSabre convertible 73 Impala sedan
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Why are they antique? You can buy them at any Autozone.
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Not for all cars or light duty trucks. A good example is, I converted a 1969 Buick Electra 225 over from front drums to front disk. Using the correct Spindles, instead of the more commen olds 88/98 spindle swap.
Not only could no local parts house get me the correct rotors, nor the calipers, nor the brake pads.
I got one rotor out of califronia, the other out of PA. A fellow rare parts vender had a caliper rebuild kit. The pads came from a third vender I deal with in Florida.
These parts are the same for all 67 to 69 full size buicks, execpt 1968 Riviara. Which uses a different one year only set up, which I could have used, if I had one. Yet those parts Auto Zone does not carry either.
Auto Zone doesn't carry as wide of range of parts as they try to make you beleave. Got a 20 year old truck? Don't go to auto zone to get a heavy duty flasher. They do not carry them for vehicals that old. Every one else does.
Auto Zone is the Maaco of Parts Houses. With Advanced being the Earl Schieb. Pep Boys is a joke.
You know Auto Zone probably sells 10% of the NOS parts I am going to take to the swap meet this weekend. Yet people will be happy to buy New Old Stock OEM parts, or after market replacements from me.
When it comes to replacemnt parts for older cars, E-bay and Swap Meets are what keep them on the road. Charles The Rare Parts Hunter
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If I didn't have a friend, relative, or neighbor to give them to I would just throw them out in the trash.
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I would take them to a vender at one of the old car shows and accept whatever he offer you.
mike hunt
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| I would take them to a vender at one of the old car shows | and accept whatever he offer you. | | | mike hunt | | | | | lbbss wrote: | > | > I have several pairs of brake shoes that are 15-30 years old (but never | > used). Are they worth anything since I don't know which vehicle they fit?
Any "environmental" issues since they could contain asbestos?
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Asbestos isn't an environmental issue; it's a personal safety issue. Asbestos fibers will adhere to the lungs when breathed in. Over a period of time this causes scarring of the lung tissue reducing their ability to absorb oxygen.
Brian
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If the pads are in good condition, and aren't friable, then they don't pose a breathing danger. Next is to not eat them. That would damage your digestive track. :-P
later,
tom
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There is also danger when working on the vehicle after the brakes have been run. The dust created by wear will do the same damage to you. That's why old buildings that have asbestos in the ceilings for insulation are not disturbed. So the dust doesn't enter the air.
Brian
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Yep, and don't lick them or try to smoke them either. Keep them away from any body orifices too :)
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How bout keeping them away from ALL BODY ORIFICES, unless their the boss's :-P
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On would stand a greeter chance of being struck by lightning while installing the linings than contacting anything from using a a pair that used asbestos. When the government outlaws something that I can use on one of my old cars I go out and buy a bunch of the stuff. I still have about 150 Lb remaining of the four boxes of Freon cans, I bought for $3 a pound. I have and a dozen sets of brake lining, two sets for each car, and two clutch discs for the one with a standard tranny. I wish I would have gotten a gasket set as well for my each of my cars.
mike hunt
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not particularly:
Because EPA law doesn't affect what was already produced and on the shelf.
With part numbers they're still at best worth $20.00 a set for medium sized and maybe $35.00 to $45.00 for big van/Pick up brakes. Unless you have something really desirable, that's not even in production anymore.
Go to Auto Zone, Advanced or your local parts store, get a catalog, because the same numbering system is still in use today, look in the back of the catalog for the number description. That will give you a pic of the shoes in the box and what vehicles they will fit.
Then go to a web site that has online pricing for brakes, if your number isn't on there, you have a good chance to make a few bucks!
I hope this helps?
Refinish King

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