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Installing Shoes Backing Plate

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Getting the shoes on the backing plate can be quite a challenge. Connect the shoes to each using the upper spring. Install the new pins in the backing plate. Then use a screwdriver to twist the spring and needlenose pliers to bring the pin over to connect with the spring. This can take quite a few attempts. Make sure that the brake cylinder plunging rods are properly engaged in the shoes or you'll have to redo this step.