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Old 11-18-2012, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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6 Bolt Chrome Rotor 79 Special Bonneville

After getting my 79 Bonneville to start I am now trying to get it to stop. My front rotor is rusted where the caliper sat so long. Does any one know where I can find a new 6 bolt chrome rotor? I have seen several 45 bolts. If not I was thinking of taking it to a machine shop and cut it down just enough to even the surface and remove the rust. Anybody have any other ideas?
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You could try a chrome plating shop.They may be able to strip off the old chrome (reverse plating),and you'll lose less metal.
You're better off without the chrome.It was only decorative,but didn't stop as well.
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Anybody have any other ideas?
Spent alot of money and bought fully floating rotors from Shropshire in the UK.

It's only when you try and stop while driving in the rain that the chrome plating shows it's faults, let alone your boots for keeping out water!

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On my '77 half the chrome was gone. I took it my machinist and he turned it for me. He said he only took about .003" off. It's working just fine. Depending on how pitted yours is where it's rusted, you may be able to do the same. If not, skip the chrome when you replace it.
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