My 98 16' LD bought a few weeks ago had the electric brake wires cut on the backside of each backing plate.
Today, I pulled each wheel and drum off to find: no brakes
present on either side! Both 10 in drums/hubs are rusty on inner sides (as well as outside) but no signs of any wear markings. Both backing plates are also rusted heavily and as mentioned, there are no shoes, springs, magnets or anything else present to indicate whether brakes
were ever present.
I do want brakes
but wonder if I can/should try to have the drums and plates salvaged by a shop like uhaul
or somewhere else or just order new sets from etrailer.