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You can still buy riveted brake shoes for modern cars that have rear drum brakes. My 1995 Camaro has rear drum brakes and I just put new riveted shoes on.

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What are we referring to as modern cars? Your Camaro is 22 years old john, & probably old stock linings.

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Many modern cars (2000-up) come with rear drum brakes and riveted shoes are readily available from AC Delco, Raybestos, Wagner, etc. The shoes on my Camaro fit cars up to 2003. I would call that modern.

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I was not able to talk to a real person at Rock Auto so I went to their website and was able to obtain a return lable for the centrix shoes I purchased from them. Hope they will refund my money. These are the shoes that I measured the rivet depth to be 1/32 inch on the front shoe of a set. Ironically, I was looking in my 60 shop manual this morning and it says: A brake shoe should be relined when the lining face is worn to within 1/32 inch of any rivet head or when the lining has been soaked with oil or grease. I guess I am not totally nuts ,yet. While I was looking in the manual I noticed a spring which attaches from one shoe to the other on the front brake assembly. It runs just below the wheel cylinder and above the spindle. My car does not have that spring on either side. Anyone know if this spring is necessary? The brakes worked fine prior to the car being set up on blocks. Thanks

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While I was looking in the manual I noticed a spring which attaches from one shoe to the other on the front brake assembly. It runs just below the wheel cylinder and above the spindle. My car does not have that spring on either side. Anyone know if this spring is necessary? The brakes worked fine prior to the car being set up on blocks. Thanks

Ken
Most times that spring is either broken or was thrown away years earlier. I've never had an issue going without it.

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The shoe to shoe spring is not available from the major suppliers of brake hardware, but your Thunderbird dealer should stock them.
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