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Its more the thickness of the pad.
They go into carrier ok but caliper is a REALLY tight fit (hammer tight) and wheel was hard to rotate.
Had to put 2 wheel bolts in and a bar between them to turn the wheel.
Took them straight out and put old ones back in.

Will revisit at the weekend and have another go. Must be something I'm missing.
 

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Fitted pads today. Carriers just needed a damn good clean under the pad retaining clips.
Rust build up was stopping pads sliding in fully.
Was only a mm or 2 but made all the difference.
Wheels now rotate freely.

The braided hoses on the other hand I gave up on.
Original hoses were rusted to metal brake lines all round.
Didnt want to mess with them in case I broke something.
Can see myself sitting in a pool of brake fluid and tears.
Will leave it to the pros in case I need new metal brake lines too.
 

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you ways to deal with brake pipes i make my own up and reuse the metal screw ends is possible when they are not two rusted or new ones if are, really not hard to do just seems it you can buy a kit or pipe and ends and the end tool , best to have the end making tool that can be used to do the end on the car really useful then, as per link below
or and i like this one better i have this one really good tool
brake pipe
ends
its one of those cost a few quid at start , but if your repairing cars it will save a lot in long run its also fun to do to be honest,, ie when you work on big engine jobs etc most of the time getting a brake pipe repair job is a nice holiday lol
 
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