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What are you reffering to? Are you talking about the part that holds the pads and the caliper bolts to....If so they are like 18mm bolts..Those are lock tighted in and will take some strength to break them loose.....Make sure you coat them with anti sieze of some sort. You will be replacing those chevy brakes often.....I assume chevy cause ford dosnt use lock tight.....

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