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fastonwater
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:55 pm 
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I need some advice please. The front disc back plates on my '97 zxi have a serious case of rust. Can anyone advise on where to get replacements? many thanks.


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SerenaJ
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:10 pm 
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Hi, and welcome! :)

I'm not sure which part you mean - is it one of these:

http://mazdaepc.com/parts/323F/AEBM03/W1/3300%20A/

Some "service" parts are still available, for example the discs, but getting hold of other parts can be near impossible unless you get refurbished ones. Mazda have stopped making most parts.

If you mean the very thin metal plates that stick up behind the hub like a shield - they're rusted on most cars now, and I don't think you can get these. They're not essential, though.

Hopefully someone will say I'm wrong! :thumbleft:

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HMT
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:37 am 
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It might be worth checking out the parts for the MX5 NB Sportive with the big 270mm brakes.
The back plates for these are still available. See e.g. the shop of www.ilmotorsport.de


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Lerch
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:44 am 
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I doubt very much the MX5 NB backing plate would fit the BA though :/ more than happy to be proved wrong but I highly doubt it.

If it makes any difference; I've had 6 BA's now and every single one had rusty backing plates the same as your referring to. I've completely taken them off a few cars but then I have put a rust treatment on a couple then painted.

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jinglebells
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:25 pm 
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SerenaJ wrote:
If you mean the very thin metal plates that stick up behind the hub like a shield - they're rusted on most cars now, and I don't think you can get these. They're not essential, though.


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I think Serena is right. My BA also has rusted disc backplates (dust shields).

When I checked this I read the MoT manual wrongly, oops !! , and was worried at first. It's the drum backplate that's a fail, not the disc backplate!
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HMT
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Lerch wrote:
I doubt very much the MX5 NB backing plate would fit the BA though :/ more than happy to be proved wrong but I highly doubt it.


True but i mean...its a thin sheet of metal, should not be too difficult to make it work.


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Lerch
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:24 am 
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HMT wrote:
Lerch wrote:
I doubt very much the MX5 NB backing plate would fit the BA though :/ more than happy to be proved wrong but I highly doubt it.


True but i mean...its a thin sheet of metal, should not be too difficult to make it work.

If you have the ability and access to a welder then you could easily cut and weld to make it work :)

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jinglebells
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Lerch wrote:
HMT wrote:
True but i mean...its a thin sheet of metal, should not be too difficult to make it work.

If you have the ability and access to a welder then you could easily cut and weld to make it work :)

Maybe, but it's a thin piece of metal with no load-bearing or stress, so I guess screwing another bit on would be enough, provided the screws don't foul the disk!
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