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    Larry is right on it I think. It looks like as the brake linings wore they were adjusted out to compensate. If the drums have been turned (a common practice) as LarrBeard suggested, it would exasperate the situation. These brakes are discussed thought on many forums. the reason is they can be a bit "finicky" to adjust. You will need to adjust the shoes all the way in as covered in the manual. Then the drum will go on.

    If you have a Universal Service Manual for Jeep Vehicles, This is covered in section P-6.

    There is a discussion on brake adjusting here. https://willysjeepforum.kaiserwillys...ghlight=brakes

    If you search this forum for "Brakes" it comes up a few times.

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    Adjusting Brakes an CJ-2A

    Quote Originally Posted by CMoore View Post
    Looking for advice, I had to replace the passenger side front wheel hub and the fit is so tight that I can’t get it on without force. Tried the old hub and it slides right on. I understand wear on the old hub, but is there something I need to do with the brakes to install new hub to fit right?
    I strongly suggest that you get a Service Manual for the 'lil critter.

    https://www.kaiserwillys.com/categor...-cj-2a-3a-3b-5


    Here is an excerpt from the manual, taken from the KWAS web-site:

    https://www.kaiserwillys.com/tech-gu...tandards-cj-2a

    I think you're going to be fine.
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    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by LarrBeard View Post
    There are locking nuts and eccentrics on the back of the backer plate.

    You can loosen them to get some slack in the shoes and then readjust them. It looks like the shoes might have been adjusted way out for a drum that had been turned to clean it up.

    https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/b...opic22726.html

    https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/b...opic24119.html

    https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/a...opic23912.html
    It worked! Thanks for the advice. I do have the manual but didnít understand these kinds of brakes. I am a aircraft mechanic by trade and this was the first time to mess with them. Thanks again everyone!
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    "I am a aircraft mechanic by trade"

    Just way too simple - you overthought it.

    And that hub looks a LOT better - the other one had been chain whupped.

    Glan to have been a little help. Show us a picture of the rest of the Jeep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarrBeard View Post
    "I am a aircraft mechanic by trade"

    Just way too simple - you overthought it.

    And that hub looks a LOT better - the other one had been chain whupped.

    Glan to have been a little help. Show us a picture of the rest of the Jeep.
    Itís just a ranch Jeep, but one day Iíll do restore the thing! Itís been garage kept for years. Itís still a 6 volt which I want to change. Are you military?
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    Very nice looking vehicle.

    It's not "just a ranch Jeep". How many 73 year old vehicles are still working for a living?

    A. At one time I was a Senior Chief Electronics Technician in the USN/USNR.

    B. I also spent 40-years working in industry as a tech/engineer/manager for military radios and avionics. I love crawling thru airplanes. P-3C was my favorite, EA-6B second. F-4's rule!

    C. There is nothing wrong with 6-volt systems except the headlights are as dim as candles. Good cables, clean connections, good brushes in the starter, right oil in the engine and it will start from Greenland to the Sahara desert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarrBeard View Post
    Very nice looking vehicle.

    It's not "just a ranch Jeep". How many 73 year old vehicles are still working for a living?

    A. At one time I was a Senior Chief Electronics Technician in the USN/USNR.

    B. I also spent 40-years working in industry as a tech/engineer/manager for military radios and avionics. I love crawling thru airplanes. P-3C was my favorite, EA-6B second. F-4's rule!

    C. There is nothing wrong with 6-volt systems except the headlights are as dim as candles. Good cables, clean connections, good brushes in the starter, right oil in the engine and it will start from Greenland to the Sahara desert.
    Keep em flying! Iím an F-16 guy for 27 years so far.

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