[ROVERNET - UK] P6 Rear brakes- a slightly crazy idea.

Mark Brown mark.brown.rover at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 03:39:48 GMT 2008


Back when I had my Alfa Milano (which also has rear inboard brakes) I
met a man who had done that same thing to his (ie. cut-outs in the
trunk).  I'm really not sure how it may/may not have affected the body
stiffness/rigidity, but it sure made brake servicing easier.

Mark Brown

On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 10:25 PM, Ben Rodgers <irishrover at netscape.ca> wrote:
> Hi Nathan
>                Yes it does sound a little crazy, but then we all do crazy
>  things from time to time. I have often thought it would make rear brake
>  maintenance easier if there was an inspection panel in the trunk(boot) a
>  panel just below the gas (petrol) tank that could be removed to get at the
>  pads, maybe two small panels? The problem is it might reduce the body
>  strength in that area and thats possibly why it was never done at the
>  factory.
>  Did you notice I'm bilingual? speaking English and Canadian - boot-trunk
>  gas-petrol.  I'm not crazy I'm I
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