Installing 2nd rear brake shoe viewing ports

Capt. Mike

I have installed a 2nd view port on the rear wheel brakes so I can inspect both shoes on each wheel. The backing plate is used on other models so has the appropriate place to drill this hole. If you drill exactly the size of the original, can use a standard VW backing plate plug. This allows one to check both shoes on each wheel.

Since the emergency brake arm activates only the rear shoe, it's possible to have one shoe wear out before the other.