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Does anyone have an easy way (or any way for that matter) to put the bottom retaining spring in behind the "anchor plate"?

I have fought and fought and feel that it is a losing battle...do I need a special tool, technique, both, or am I just in need of some serious coaching? You be the judge.

thanks,

Sam

btw it is a 1976 2002 with factory drums

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seems everyone has a favorite technique. here's how I do it:

1) put the spring ends in the holes in both shoes and use a Quick-Grip clamp on each end. The middle of the spring is outside of the center plate.

2) put the tip of a long 3/16" screwdriver in the slot of the centerplate and lift the screwdriver handle end to flip the center of the spring over the plate

Bob

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I had a mojor strugel with my brake job until I put in both spring ends in the hole first. Then took a large screw driver and gave it a pop up and towards the drive shaft at about a 45 degree angle. It went in so smooth I could hardly beleive it. But first make sure everything else is lined up and flat againt the backing plate. the spring was the last thing i did.

Good luck

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