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Rear handbrake backing plates for MOT
« on: October 02, 2018, 12:52:13 PM »
My blue calibra is in for MOT, mentioned to the garage that the handbrake needed looking at, seemed to pull on only one wheel. Phone call today, brake works fine, just not attached to anything....and not available from Vauxhall. Two new plates from Germany on it's way, large amount of cash going in the opposite direction  :-\

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Re: Rear handbrake backing plates for MOT
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2018, 16:37:50 PM »
I got a new O/S one and had it reversed to fit N/S :)
Lewis Hamilton said that winning his first race felt better than having sex. Kimi's reply to that was, Maybe he never had sex.

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Re: Rear handbrake backing plates for MOT
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2018, 19:27:09 PM »
Did you drill out all the spot welds then switch position 180 deg to get it to work then weld it up? Never seen one close up but looks like a two piece item from the photo.

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Re: Rear handbrake backing plates for MOT
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2018, 22:23:45 PM »
Exactly that! Well, not me, I can't weld for sh*t but a 'Ted' did, LOL!!!! I have pics but can't put them on here anymore.
Lewis Hamilton said that winning his first race felt better than having sex. Kimi's reply to that was, Maybe he never had sex.

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Re: Rear handbrake backing plates for MOT
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2018, 19:42:15 PM »
Sooooooo ..... after paying off Germany's national debt and giving my local Garage the equivalent of a win on the Lotto, I get my Calibra back with a years ticket and head off to Clumber Park to celebrate!?! while all of you are working hard - that means the parks empty and I get to sit down for a cappuccino (with her indoors) without the hordes at the weekend. Took the photo of the approach road to the visitor facilities inside Clumber Park as it was all very Autumn  :)

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Re: Rear handbrake backing plates for MOT
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 15:20:18 »
Happy days!
Lewis Hamilton said that winning his first race felt better than having sex. Kimi's reply to that was, Maybe he never had sex.