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Rear disc/rotor shields

PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:54 pm

Does anyone out there still have them fitted?
Does anyone out there any alternatives?
Does anyone out there have any photos?

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PostPost by: andyelan » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:25 pm

Hi John

I've have them for my car but at the moment I only got the smaller of the peices fitted. These are necessary as they support ends of the flexible brake pipes. Ill have a look and see if I can find some photos for you.

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:25 am

Thanks Andy

I also have the little top ones with the brake pipe union (thinking of stainless replacement),never seen the others...

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PostPost by: rjaxe » Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:41 pm

I think these are the others you are looking for.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:55 pm

OMG......how/where does one fit these??

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PostPost by: andyelan » Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:13 pm

Hi John

The small shields you have fitted to your car should have four small (3/16" unf) studs welded to them and the large shields are mounted using these. You'll see the four small mounting holes in the photo. The large slot in the shields allows them to fit around the strut upright. There is a good picture showing how they go together in the Service Parts List in section JH

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:22 pm

Looking at the Parts manual,there are also lower shields....

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PostPost by: andyelan » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:10 pm

Hi John

I assume you're talking about the ones which attach to the lower wishbone.

I've seen these in the parts list too, but my car's fairly original and there's no evedence it's ever had them fitted, nither have I ever seen them on any other car I've looked at. I have my doubts that they ever really were use.

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PostPost by: innesw » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:25 pm

I too like andy and john have the small part fitted with the brake hose bracket, except the P/O cut off the studs. Recently there was a complete for sale on ebay (with the big caliper covering part) but they went for silly money something like ?150.

Would be easy to reproduce out of sheet metal if one had one to copy...

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:41 pm

I've just knocked up a lightweight replacement out of a stainless steel strip and some damp proof membrane...lighter and rustfree..

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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:25 pm

I have the large shields which cover the whole of the wishbone underneath, if that's the ones we're talking about?

They are shaped at the outboard end to clear the disk.

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:02 pm

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Any chance of a photo?
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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:46 am

Hi John,

Yes but can you bear with me till the weekend? - Not got the camera and decorating the bathroom :roll:

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:08 am

Robbie

No rush..

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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:55 pm

Hi John,

Managed to snap a couple of pics quickly, hope they help. One of these days I'll get around to removing and painting them..

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