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Krunktronik Tuner Goblin
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Hey guys.

I'm installing a pair of SVT rear knuckles and disk assemblies but have ran into a quick question. I'm not sure how to get the drum back plate off, and/or what exactly to remove.

I've got everything apart in the rear end except for the drum back plate as seen here:


I've got the 4 13mm bolts out that hold the rear "axle" to the back plate like the photo shows, but it seems there are two more rivets that are holding the plate on. Am I suposed to grind these down, or am I missing something?

I was told there is no grinding or cutting required to do the swap, that's why I'm unsure.

If you've done this swap before, give me a hand! Thanks.
 

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Re: In the middle of SVT rear disk installation... Got a questio

Well whoever said no cutting or grinding must not have been thinking of how to get the drums off.

Those two rivets are the only things in your way, I prefer grinding them myself.
 

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Re: In the middle of SVT rear disk installation... Got a questio

So you've removed this inner hub piece before?

You know for sure that those two rivets are what's holding it on?
 

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Re: In the middle of SVT rear disk installation... Got a questio

So you've removed this inner hub piece before?

You know for sure that those two rivets are what's holding it on?
According to the Ford service manual CD

Brake Backing Plate
Removal

Remove the brake shoes. For additional information, refer to Brake Shoes.
Remove the wheel cylinder. For additional information, refer to Wheel Cylinder.
Detach the parking brake cable from the backing plate.
Depress the retaining clip.
Detach the cable.

Remove the backing plate rivets.

Installation

To install, reverse the removal procedure.


Thats copied and pasted from the CD.
 

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Re: In the middle of SVT rear disk installation... Got a questio

Ah, very good!

Thanks for taking the extra time to find that. Good lookin' out man.
 

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Re: In the middle of SVT rear disk installation... Got a questio

No prob, brakes aren't something I want folks to mess up.
 

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Re: In the middle of SVT rear disk installation... Got a questio

That's when my friend the die grinder comes out to play.
 
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