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34 ford coupe, e brake pedal on cowl?

I'd like to keep the floor looking clean. Has anyone installed an e brake pedal on the cowl? Is there enough room/foot clearance? I know it's tight... how far does it have to sit from he side wall?

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You have to see if your foot would fit in the space, then be able to mount it to clear your upholstery. I broke a few bones in my left foot and have to use my right foot to set the e brake hard on my F 350 truck. I have seen floor mount handle e-brakes mounted side ways just in front of the Pass seat. I have a forklift-tractor E brake that you can adjust by twisting the handle that I plan on mounting sideways.
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or the old mopar underdash hand pull early 70's
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There really isn't much room to the left of the steering column to add in an e-brake pedal. There are some hand lever types that mount between the firewall and the dash. Lokar makes a nice one, but it's pricey.
I used a floor mounted e-brake, between the seats. Since the seats are so close together, the e-brake doesn't hardly show. The floor in front of the seats remains clear.
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There really isn't much room to the left of the steering column to add in an e-brake pedal. There are some hand lever types that mount between the firewall and the dash. Lokar makes a nice one, but it's pricey.
I used a floor mounted e-brake, between the seats. Since the seats are so close together, the e-brake doesn't hardly show. The floor in front of the seats remains clear.
Between the seats is prime real estate. (Mid 80's Fiero seats gives me about 5". In a 34's cockpit, that's a basketball court) I'll have to mock-up the column, etc and have a look. I'm thinking it's going to be too tight, but one of the hand levers might do OK - if it doesn't have to hang too low.
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Between the seats is prime real estate. (Mid 80's Fiero seats gives me about 5". In a 34's cockpit, that's a basketball court) I'll have to mock-up the column, etc and have a look. I'm thinking it's going to be too tight, but one of the hand levers might do OK - if it doesn't have to hang too low.
go back to the fiero and get it's e brake handle it's on the left side of the drivers seat on floor
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Your Fiero seats must be a narrower than my seats - I might have 5 inches between the seat mounts, but only an inch or two at the most between the cushions. And yeah, space is at a premium in a '33/'34.
I don't know if I trust them myself, but there are electrically operated e-brakes - you'd only need space in the passenger compartment for a switch - very expensive - north of $400! E-Stopp Electric Emergency Brake Kit - Speedway Motors, America's Oldest Speed Shop
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