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So I am trying to O/H my rear brake calipers, got new pads, SS hose kit and a Dorman rebuild kits. They say ATE on them and I looked at Rockauto to see how much the overhaul calipers cost. But mine look different and the hose goes in on the top. I am told my car has the anti-squat rear, that is different than the US model, so did later models come with a anti-squat rear end.

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So here is what on my car.
 

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I think the early cars have extra little metal lines that connect the calipers and were superseded or something. I replaced the rear brake hoses on a 1972 350sl (4.5, US version) recently and had male-female (or male-male maybe it was) hoses leftover from another accidental purchase that I out on the car to get the brakes working. I had to take off the little metal lines from the calipers to screw the hoses in directly.

Is that the difference you are talking about?
 

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Euro 4.5 got anti-squat rear ends, and no US 107 for them before the 560sl, but I wasn’t aware of it affecting the brake calipers and hoses. You might just have the same calipers as a 1972 350sl / 450sl.

I don’t know. My cars with anti-squat dead ends are not here, so I can’t easily check.
 

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Well I got a SS brake line kit, and was going to rebuild both sides, but I do not want to bust a caliper open and find out the Dorman kit does not fit. I guess I will just push the pucks back in and at least have new pads. I have fired off an email to The SL Shop to see what they say, but they ain't cheap!
 

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Yes on your side of "The Pond" that is the regular caliper over here it is different, the SL SHOP will overhaul them but the cost of shipping is really high. I just want to make sure I have the right kit to rebuild them with. but that is just like what I have.
 

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So I went to Rockauto and looked at the 1986 560SL rear caliper and it does look like the one on my 73. So I will get one and see if it fits. Really not much more $ than a rebuild kit and much less labor. Will let you know, thanks for the photos, that looks right.
 

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The guys at PMB Performance rebuilt my rear calipers ('71 Euro). You could even ask to send them a picture and see what kit to use. Or any brake question in general.
 

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Well I have a 86 rear caliper on the way here, will see how it fits, will post a photo.
 

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They are the same part numbers so should workout fine.
 

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I would recognize that paint on the driveway anywhere, this is a guy near me in Ocala. He was straight with me but his prices were not THAT good.
It was an example mostly for the picture. I’m not saying to buy the item.
 

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Oh I get it Fonzi. But he does advertise SL parts most of the time and I have first hand experience of dealing with him.
 
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