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uscrichter

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Quality Brake restoration
« on: May 15, 2020, 10:15:26 PM »
I'm looking to send out my '69 brake calipers and master cylinder for rebuild, any recommendations on a quality shop would be appreciated since it's been awhile since I've needed had any done. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Quality Brake restoration
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2020, 12:00:15 AM »
My Buddie Dale K. of Seattle Wa. (1968 Z28 4 piston fronts) just used these fellas:
https://goldlinebrakes.com/FAQs.htm

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Re: Quality Brake restoration
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2020, 01:17:13 PM »
I typically rebuild my own single piston calipers and send the MC's to whitepost and have them stainless sleeved.
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Re: Quality Brake restoration
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2020, 01:36:42 PM »
Agreed...  '69 single piston brake calipers are easy to rebuild (and cheap if you do it yourself).  Whitepost does a great job on rebuilding (resleeving) the MC...
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Re: Quality Brake restoration
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2020, 03:10:33 PM »
I used whitepost for resleeve on my MC and was happy.  Only comment - I opted for black finish and they painted the cover and bale which I did not expect/didnít like.  If Iíd had know I would have told them to leave them as is.

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Re: Quality Brake restoration
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2020, 04:28:28 PM »
My experience with Whitepost was always good....until the last time.

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Re: Quality Brake restoration
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2020, 06:23:08 PM »
My experience with Whitepost was always good....until the last time.

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Re: Quality Brake restoration
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2020, 12:31:03 AM »

Master cylinder and proportioning valve both came back inoperable.  Parts were originals out of my COPO that was finishing up to go to MCACN.  I stuck the bad parts in storage and used some that I had on the shelf to get the car finished.  Replacements worked great.  Sent the originals out to a different restorer. 

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Re: Quality Brake restoration
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2020, 02:16:37 AM »
Did the older gentleman 'manager or ?' (Billy?) at whitepost retire?   I think he was parttime when I last used his services around 2012 or so?

Sometimes people who were at a business a long time retire and the replacement can be sorely lacking?, although I have no idea what the situation is now at Whitepost....
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Re: Quality Brake restoration
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2020, 01:51:56 PM »
I believe that Billy died (RIP).  He was a great guy and always did a professional job IMO.

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Re: Quality Brake restoration
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2020, 04:14:00 PM »
Thanks Bergy!   I'm very sorry that Billy passed away, but I was afraid that had happened after hearing your recent experience with Whitepost.  I never knew Billy's last name, nor did I ever meet him, just conversations on the phone when I sent MC to be restored/sleeved.

Hopefully your recent experience with Whitepost was an anomaly rather than an indication that Whitepost has also suffered from the situation of losing experienced people that happens to many many businesses! 
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Re: Quality Brake restoration
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2020, 07:53:25 PM »
Thanks guys , Iíll give Goldline a shot! Thanks

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Re: Quality Brake restoration
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2020, 09:53:47 AM »
I just sent a master out to White Post.  I tried to be courteous and send them/him the tracking info when it shipped and I have yet to hear anything back but they have already pulled payment on my card so we will see how the end results fair..
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Re: Quality Brake restoration
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2020, 12:12:47 AM »
HuggerZ Dan told me today Goldline does in fact Do Master sleeving also in addition to calipers.

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