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HI everyone... Great website!!!!

I'm trying to figure out everything i need to retrofit my B61 Tandem to spring brakes. After taking a few measurements i can see that there is no way newer brake chambers will fit. I read in another post that there is a way to change the brake spiders out with ones from an R model that would allow for enough room to mount the brake chambers. Does anyone have anymore information on this? or possibly some part numbers? Any help is greatly appreciated. - Thanks

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If your trying to do it on the cheap..have some brackets removed from a old junk r model. They should fit the b model axels and mount the cans away from the drums/rims. Or fab up brackets that will hold the cans outward . You will need offset slack adjusters or longer s cams.

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I was able to find a person that had several trucks that he had bought for parts and he let me have the spiders cheap when I started taking the Wedge breakes off the C model I have. I know that it a problem trying to get the canesters clear from the drums etc I had to rotate the spiders to get them where they would work. I am not completely happy with where they would work but I am getting them all put back together any way. I need to get it done I have to move the truck asap the building is up for sale and the roof has fallen in due to heavy snow a few years back. I had to rebuild every thing that I got from him but I was able to get the old parts so I would know what I needed. You can get most of the parts new still if you know the numbers you need. That is once you get the right spiders.

Bob Gil

bobgil at sbcglobal.net

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Thanks Bob -

Do you know what model truck the spiders came off of that you used?

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No I can't say I ever knew. I just found some axles that the man had that had the same hole pattern on the axle end and went from there.

If I am not mistaken you can find S cam shafts that are different lenghts for diferent axle ends if you have problems with clearnce of any thing.

You can call me if you would like.

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Bob Gil

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Were your old spiders cracked or broken?  I'm looking for a 11QD565A or 11QD566A and these are aluminum spiders. Note: I would take steel if I could find the correct part numbers? Here is a picture...

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Try Kevin All @ 607-652-7704 or 607-434-1063.

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On 3/4/2017 at 10:58 PM, FarmEnterprises said:

Were your old spiders cracked or broken?  I'm looking for a 11QD565A or 11QD566A and these are aluminum spiders. Note: I would take steel if I could find the correct part numbers? Here is a picture...

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Spiders in the kitchen...!

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7 hours ago, Outbehindthebarn said:

Spiders in the kitchen...!

My wife hates spiders.     I can only imagine what she'd do if she saw spiders that big in the kitchen.    

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