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From: Kenny J.
Date: April 18, 2002
My '57-'58 Plymouth shop manual and the '59 supplement both state the thickness should be 5/32" or .15625. That is considerably thinner than Hank's DeSoto's handbrake lining. Since Chrysler generally overbuilt things mechanically during this era, I can't imagine them using thinner linings in the lighter cars. Hank, what does your DeSoto manual show for parking brake lining thickness under specification chart in the brakes section?