Originally Posted by Tbird6
Another vote to ditch the rivets and go with bonded brake shoes...
As long as there is lining left on the shoe, I don't think it matters if you have bonded or riveted (except in the Rust Belt).
I have to confess, I know of a Dodge car in the family that sat for many months. When they fired it up, one of the rear brake linings came off the shoe from rust. It was bonded.
That lining jammed the rear wheel right in the driveway. It could have been much worse. I've never seen a riveted lining come off the shoe from rust or otherwise. Again, I stay on top to prevent problems. - Dave