HJ75 Handbrake with rear discs

Submitted: Monday, Mar 07, 2005 at 23:27
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Hi all
have recently acquired an old 86 HJ75 Traybacj fitted with rear disc brakes (? normal). i have fitted the cable but for the life of me I cannot get the handbrake to work on the rear discs. Im beginning to think the discs are aftermarket fit and the handbrake connections on the rear discs (opposite side to calipers) are just there for looks. Anybody have any ideas or can let me know how they work without me having to pull the whole rear housing apart?
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Reply By: Bros - Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 06:09

Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 06:09
Elmo,
I have a 11/85 HJ75 trayback and it is fitted with drums in rear and discs in front.
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Reply By: Rod W - Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 10:49

Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 10:49
Elmo,

I have a 93 troopy 75 series, discs all round. The hand brake is small drum type in the rear disc.
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 17:48

Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 17:48
Gday
Without looking at it, id say you have a late model rear diff, but maybe you also have front discs with ford or subaru callipers too....
Best way out of this is to fit a hudraulic handbrake like the rally cars use, but the legal way is to fit a 40 series rear housing and handbrake to the transfer case....that fixes everything.
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Reply By: Davoe - Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 20:21

Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 20:21
yep they are either aftermarket discs or a later model diff as hj75 had drums rear - as for getting the handbrake to work if you succeed then let all the other yota owners know how coz a working handbrake in one is a rareaty
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Follow Up By: Elmo - Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 21:01

Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 21:01
Thanks to all the replies. it is fitted with a later model rear diff, hzj75 I think. Spent all day today trying to get a decent adjustment, all efforts performed dismally as soon as wheels were put back on. I like the idea of a hydraulic setup, so I may invest in the future. Bonus is where I live, roadworthys are not required, thus the perfect handbrake operation will just have to wait a bit longer. Thanks for all the feedback, efforts much appreciated.

Elmo
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