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First F-body brake job...

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    First F-body brake job...

    I am about to buy a '95 Formula convertible that's going to need new front brakes, and my experience has only been with funky old drums like my '69 L-48 Caprice, or the easy-as-changing-a-tire rotors on my Toyota drivers. Is there anything special I will need ---- tools or knowledge --- to get the front rotors off my "new" f-body???

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    piece of cake. All you really need is a pick or flathead screwdriver to get the locking washers off and unbolt the calipers and the rotors will just slide right off. Also you'll need to compress the piston so just either use a piston compressor or a block of wood and c clamp to compress the piston

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    LOL...just slide off. They didn't just slide off of my '02. Them suckers were rusted on the hub. An air hammer might be needed around the center of the rotor to create enough vibration to break 'em loose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSpdDmon View Post
    LOL...just slide off. They didn't just slide off of my '02. Them suckers were rusted on the hub. An air hammer might be needed around the center of the rotor to create enough vibration to break 'em loose.
    Mine just slid off
    But who knows, I may be superman

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    In case of rust-a little penetrating oil goes a long ways. And a BFH applied around the edges-if replacing them anyway go ahead and smack the back side of the rotor. Get some high temp lube like Sil-Glyde and lubricate the slides and a little on the back of the pads will prevent alot of noise problems.

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    thanks guys... now at least I have a better idea how it may go...

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