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Frank arrived with odd brakes; Ford Cortina front discs and Nissan Pulsar rear discs. Neither of which stopped terribly well. Time to change that! We got some Golf Mark 3 discs to use for the back, and we'll use some Golf Mark 1 GTI discs on the front.

Today we swapped the rear discs over, which also lead to putting Frank's swish Audi alloy wheels on finally! We got those from a 1989 Audi 80. And we swapped out his old shocks for new ones.

Replacing the rear brakes on a b1 Passat

The remains of the old brakes. The backing plates were MIA so we're using the ones we got off the Golf.

 

Replacing the rear brakes on a b1 Passat

I bought these shocks off Ebay some months ago. NOS De Carbon ones. That's one of Frank's rear shocks beneath it. All his shocks are quite, quite stuffed. We picked up some front shocks from Pedders today for $300. They'll go on when we do the brakes/wheels.

 

Replacing the rear brakes on a b1 Passat

Old brakes.

 

Replacing the rear brakes on a b1 Passat

New brakes! Redrilled Golf discs in order to fit the Audi wheels which have a slightly different offset.

 

Replacing the rear brakes on a b1 Passat

Fitting up a rim to make sure it spins and isn't fouled by the brakes. All four rims got a thorough scrubbing with a toothbrush inside and out, before being repainted. They come with Audi caps for the centres, which will be going back in once dry.

 

Replacing the rear brakes on a b1 Passat

It's handy being able to change tyres yourself! One tyre from my old set of wheels, with a freshly painted rim and VW valve cap.

 

Replacing the rear brakes on a b1 Passat

Looking great, right?

 

Replacing the rear brakes on a b1 Passat

Gorgeous!

Now to do the front.

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