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Old 02-05-2012, 08:45 AM
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e brake

looking to put a lever type e brake on a 51 chevy truck...other than lokar, what have guys used? Looking on ebay it looks like a honda, or toyota, will work nice because of the way the boot covers the mount..any suggestions?

just want a simple floor mount...just for safety..

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Old 02-05-2012, 02:14 PM
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looking to put a lever type e brake on a 51 chevy truck...other than lokar, what have guys used? Looking on ebay it looks like a honda, or toyota, will work nice because of the way the boot covers the mount..any suggestions?

just want a simple floor mount...just for safety..
They sell a chrome pinto style hand brake, I have mine between the seats.

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I used a $5 Pinto chrome floor mount lever across the front of the seat in my T-bucket years ago - and they are even tougher then the Lokar floor version. Now, I have a regular 11" tall Lokar in the '31 and it too is just fine.
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I used a cheap e-bay special for my deuce. I think it was $10-$15. Works like a charm. Had to make a boot for it but that wasn't a lot of work.



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what e brake cables did you use?
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what e brake cables did you use?
You should be able to get cables for your truck, try NAPA or any parts store, the cables should hook right up to the handle. You would not be able to use just any cable, as the length would be different.

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I measured for the length cables I needed and then did a little research to find Ford cables (I have a Ford 9" rear) near that length. Turns out early Mustang cables were almost perfect length and I picked them up on e-bay new for next to nothing.



Made a junction box where both cables terminate and then ran a single cable to the e-brake handle.



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I used one from a jeep cherokee..not chrome but it was free from one we scrapped..one can shorten the existing cables by cutting off the knob end and pulling the cable back and cutting the cable housing to the correct length and then replacing the knob end with a fabricated knob from a section of old bolt which is drilled to fit the cable and sweat soldered in place..

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I'm going to do the same. I have a 52 Chevy truck with enough room on the left side of the drivers seat. I've looked at the Honda's and they seem to be a good size for this project.
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i got one from a military jeep trailer. it has a knurled, adjustable knob on the end, to adjust the tension. cost $15 from an on-line military surplus store.
i've got a bench seat, with a floor shift, so it'll go on the hump. i lost my under dash e-brake when i installed the tilt collumn. [66 chevy c-10]
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i got one from a military jeep trailer. it has a knurled, adjustable knob on the end, to adjust the tension. cost $15 from an on-line military surplus store.
i've got a bench seat, with a floor shift, so it'll go on the hump. i lost my under dash e-brake when i installed the tilt collumn. [66 chevy c-10]

on my truck I used ...
back up..
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1950 chevy truck on 1981 wagoneer 4x4 chassis.
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so I used the stock chevy park pedal and release along with the stock jeep cable(detached form jeep handle).
http://yepthisismylife.blogspot.com/...ark-brake.html
so when you push on the pedal, the inner cable is stationary and the metal cable housing pushes away(I have a contraption attached to OEM pedal rod to cradle housing end)
return springs like normal.
only thing is a little nubbin poking through my floor in an interlocking keyway.
Mark
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