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    I've got my rear struts totally disassembled to do a rear 280zx brake conversion, and have all the necessary parts, but am trying to figure out how to remove the drum brake backing plate and dust shield from the strut tube assemblies. Do I just unbolt the 4 center bolts, unbolt the 2 10mm bolts holding the brake assembly at the bottom and cut off the 2 welded rivets at the top to remove them? or is there more? thanks!



    (every brake conversion thread seems to assume this portion is obvious.)
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    Two opptions available. One, undo the big nut on the back of the stub axle and remove the stub axle.

    Two, grind off the backing plate once it is unbolted. Then you may have to also grind the caliper bracket to get it on.

    But the best option is remove the stub axle, and replace the bearings while it's apart. Who knows how old they may be.
    I drive a Z because there simply weren't enough station wagons to go around.

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    Thanks, I got it figured out. I already had the stub axle removed, but due to age, the 2 pieces were frozen together and appeared as one. I used an air chisel to separate them.
    Mike
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