This turned into a real horror story...but I finally did locate the proper
brake drum at
It took me about a week just to redo the rear brakes..... 2 hours to replace
and hardware and 6 days to find the correct brake drum.
First I tried to have the original drums cut... the store (pep boys) never
called to say
the drums were finished and when I dropped by the next day... it turns out that
were able to cut one drum...and the turning machine broke before doing the
They had another store, so I asked them to call ahead..as I needed to get the
drum cut...and it was raining and I needed to get to work. Drove to the second
where they measured the drum and said it was out of tolerance and could not be
So I asked to buy new drums... this store showed two in stock but only had one on
the shelf. At this time I had to get to work....
I returned to Pep Boys that evening and bought a set of. Raybestos Brand....
were the wrong size. I returned them and drove across town to Advance Auto
Parts...where I ordered a set of Wearever drums. They arrived the following
were the wrong size also. The store personnel said only one size was listed
Btw... It seems that the brake drum is sold under the following labels... the
these drums come in have part numbers for the following brands.
Aimco, Bendix, Napa, Raybestos and Wearever.... which explains why
from different stores were identically incorrect.
So I went to autozone.... all they had in stock was the cheap brand.... 22.00
But the drums were the right size. Being desperate, I had to buy them
probably still be trying to find the right size drums. (Do you really think
that I enjoy
placing my life on 22 dollar brake parts ???)
Out of fairness to Advance Auto..... they consistently have the right part....
prices and I deal with them alot....so this was just a "quirky" episode....
continue to deal with them whenever possible.
All's well that ends !!!