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I had the brake caliper rebuild from a local shop. I notice that the rear brake piston hasn't the typical cut off design. There is only a slight signs of the cut off. It is possible that after 50 years of usage the piston have worn out so much? I attache some photos. Thanks.
 

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What year and model Alfa are you working on?

If that is an ATE caliper from a 105 series car, then the piston and dust seal just look odd to me. The part of the piston that contacts the brake pad - and has that step - should be larger in diameter.
 

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I would not expect the piston to wear. Do you know if the shop re-used the old pistons or perhaps bought replacements?
He said he reused the pistons. Not replacement. I also think that piston wear is really strange. Unfortunately I don't remember if the pistons were so worn before the rebuild.
 

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What year and model Alfa are you working on?

If that is an ATE caliper from a 105 series car, then the piston and dust seal just look odd to me. The part of the piston that contacts the brake pad - and has that step - should be larger in diameter.
I'm working on a '72 GT 1300 Junior. The front pistons are 48mm, rear 38mm, if i don't remember bad. The front piston had an evident cut off design, the rear had no cut off. I attached you a photo of the front.
 

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