I had to remove the brake shield. It is spot welded on to the axle bearing carrier? You'll see. I just took a big screwdriver and started prying at the spot welds, worked my way around and it comes off pretty easy. About six little spot welds. I dremeled the remains of the spot welds down and painted the bare metal. Look clean. You'll see once you get the stock rotor off, very simple. You'll have to reuse your caliper slider pins in the new bracket.