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 Post subject: Rear Brake disc back plates
PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:10 pm 
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Just putting this out there to see if there are any bright ideas.
Like most, my rear disc brake bake plates, well at leas the outer dust shield if the back plate has rotted and I'm now wondering what to do.
Nissan want £210 each so that's not happening.
Can't for the life of me find an after-market alternative and 2nd hand also not turning up anything.
So, I'm left with probably removing the dust shield part and just leaving it without one; as far as I can find out, the dust shield part of the back plate doesn't have to be there for the MOT.

Before I do that I started to wonder if anyone would be able to fabricate a new outer dust shield that I could then weld back onto the back plate after removal of the old one?

I'm guessing the consensus would be to just remove the dust shield although I'm open to any other bright ideas if there are any.

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 Post subject: Re: Rear Brake disc back plates
PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:12 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Rear Brake disc back plates
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:55 am 
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Ahto42 wrote:
Breakes


Yes put a request out to breakers and nothing coming back


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 Post subject: Re: Rear Brake disc back plates
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Rogue has the same plates. Maybe you have friends in the us and they can search. Looked Rockauto, but did not found.

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 Post subject: Re: Rear Brake disc back plates
PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:54 pm 
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just going through this issue my self mate.I had to resort to ebay in Germany, however a mate has just said GSF have them in stock on their website? I'll be ringing in the morning.


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 Post subject: Re: Rear Brake disc back plates
PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:12 pm 
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biggun wrote:
just going through this issue my self mate.I had to resort to ebay in Germany, however a mate has just said GSF have them in stock on their website? I'll be ringing in the morning.


Interesting; I did check everywhere when I was looking for them.

If you do get them then please update us on here.

Incidentally, I refused to pay Nissan prices so ended up cutting off the dust shield that is attached to the back plate, I had to remove backplates anyway to replace wheel bearings.

There was nothing wrong with the backplate itself so I cut off the dust shields, ground and filed it all smooth until I was just left with the backplate, cleaned and painted and I've noticed no negative difference in braking or handbrake.


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 Post subject: Re: Rear Brake disc back plates
PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:18 pm 
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will do.It makes sense that you'll notice no immediate difference.from what I've read,they are there for the long term protection of the brake gear to reduce wear and to prevent stones building up between the pad and disc on the inner side.Although not an MOT requirement,I always get little jobs dine before they turn into big ones.I'll let you know on quality and fit etc when I get them...probably after Christmas with the postage from Germany.


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You might be able to get a length of aluminium angle cut to length with notches in one side so that you can bend it around the circumference and pop-rivet it onto the backplate.
Other than that, find a large tin about the same diameter or bit smaller and cut off the bottom as wide as the existing edge, then pop-rivet that onto the back plate.

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 Post subject: Re: Rear Brake disc back plates
PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:24 am 
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Revhead Kev wrote:
You might be able to get a length of aluminium angle cut to length with notches in one side so that you can bend it around the circumference and pop-rivet it onto the backplate.
Other than that, find a large tin about the same diameter or bit smaller and cut off the bottom as wide as the existing edge, then pop-rivet that onto the back plate.


Good ideas

I did think about fabricating something and fixing it to the backplate; didn't have the luxury of time and can honestly say that, after 8000 miles of use without the dust shields in place on the back, I have noticed no negative effects.
I'll do more regular brake clean/grease just to make sure everything stays good.


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 Post subject: Re: Rear Brake disc back plates
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:18 pm 
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good news from the garage today, the Qashqai brake back plates fit the T31.very often the part numbers are listed just for the Qashqui. I was telling the mechanic today about the difficulty I had in sourcing them and he said, "oh you should have said, the whole back end is the same, I could have told you that". Anyway I've seen them fitted with my own eyes. I had to get them from Germany via ebay.I treated the back plate to under body sealer a week or so before fitting. hope it helps :thumbs:


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