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Old 05-09-2004, 10:11 AM
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how to remove backing plate on 68 firebird

i have a 68 firebird that i am taking off the drum brakes, and putting on a later model firebird disc brake setup, but i have hit a hard spot. i cant get the backing plate off. the top boss whole where the backing plate connects to the spindle, there is something that is holding on, but i just dont know, i put a picture of what i'm talkin about on here. please any and all help is wanted! thanks in advance

daniel
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It's an anchor bolt and it needs to come off with the plate. Read the article below to see how this guy had to get the one off the rear of his Camaro.

http://www.thirdgen.org/newdesign/te...reardisc.shtml
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Might give it a splash of lightweight oil & let it sit for a few days before you attack it. I've used used motor oil in similar situations, but it takes a while to soak in. Some of those bolts have locking tabs that should be bent down first also. I'm assuming you need to machine your spindles for use with the new brakes. If the new brake setup has spindles, it might be easier just to use them instead.
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well good news i did get them out, i just got out my old ford wrench and went to work lol. but thanks for the responses guys! thats why i love this forum very knowledgably that are willin to help.

and yes i do have to have the spindle machined. the top boss whole sticks out a little to far. but i also have to have my hubs machined as well so i will just do them at the same time. thanks for the help again

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