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Grind, or can i cut backing plate (pic) NEED HELP QUICK!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by wakedog, Dec 13, 2001.

  1. wakedog

    wakedog 1/2 ton status

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    Could i cut on the yellow line in the pic?? It would be much easier than grinding it down. Pic is here http://www.bigredjimmy.iwarp.com<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by wakedog on 12/13/01 05:09 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  2. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    No, you can't cut there. The sides of the caliper ride against that surface...the bolts are just a guide...that part transmits all the stopping force.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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  3. wakedog

    wakedog 1/2 ton status

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    These are on my d 44 8 lug it just seems that if i were to grind enough for the 15 inch rim to fit that needs to be gone.
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.bigredjimmy.iwarp.com>http://www.bigredjimmy.iwarp.com</a><P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by wakedog on 12/13/01 05:59 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  4. SAVAGE1

    SAVAGE1 1/2 ton status

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    I grinded so much of the back plate that I ended up cutting exactly where you drew that line. After grinding the back plate, it was so thin that it wouldn't do any good in supporting the calipers. Its been that way for about 3 months now and I constantly check to see if anything's coming loose or if the rotors are wearing funny. So far so good. If something does go wrong I'll just replace the back plate and pound it down instead of grinding.

    Rod
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    I've thought about welding some reinforcing on the underside of that area on mine. Even as thin as that area is now I've had no troubles and it has not bent or shown any sign of 'stress' in that area.

    Rene

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  6. shoeless

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    That shield is completely missing from my D44. Stupid thing fell off while trying to swap axles. I don't think it will be a problem, unless it was the reason my 700r4 went out...........[​IMG]

    Shoeless
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    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    That is on a 1/2 ton right? The 1/2 ton are just dust shields on the 3/4 ton they are almost 1/4" thick. I am about to do this when I put in my 3/4 ton axles and am a bit concerned...
    I don't want to do it if I have to get rid of those edges that the caliper slide on.

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    Yeah that was a 1/2. Sorry didn't realize you were talkin' 3/4.

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