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Old 03-31-2003, 07:54 PM
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Post I want to put a hanging brake pedal in my 48 chevy

I am rodding my 48 1/2 ton chevy 5 window PU. I am wondering what kind of car would be the best to pull a power brake booster and pedal assembly.

Does anybody have instructions for installation?
Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 03-31-2003, 08:57 PM
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I know there are a lot of companies out there that make complete aftermarket systems. They are also relatively cheap. I know for my cutlass to convert the front brakes to disks it was $995. Seems expensive until you consider the kit came with new spindles, bearings, disks, calipers, a power master cylinder and all the necessary lines and hard wear for mounting it all up. Might be worth looking into. However if you are going to grab one from the junk yard I would look for one off a truck with dual reservoirs.

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I usually get them out of late 70s to late 80s full sized Chevys. Get the under dash bracket/pedal mount, pedal and master cylinder/booster unit. The one I am presently installing in my '53 Chevy pickup is from a '78 Caddy Seville. I liked it 'cause it is a little smaller in diameter than the Chevy and has the proportioning valve attached to the master cylinder. Need to form the end of the braket so it bolts to the dash where the old column did. Almost exactly the right length but the tab with the bolt holes is at the wrong angle. The pedal needs to be lengthend an inch or two by welding in a chunk of steel bar the same width and thickness as the pedal arm. Finally the fire wall needs to be drilled so the 4 booster cylinder bolts and the push rod boot go thru and mount up to the bracket. Mark the hole locations by holding the braket in position with the dash end in place the the fire wall end flat on the fire wall. This will put everything in the right orientation.

Really a pretty simple installation.
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look here thay have what you need and then some
www.classicperform.com
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Try this: http://www.classictruckshop.com/Tilt_Column_Brake.asp

I started with this article, but bent my own pedal with some flat stock and a torch.
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I just posted a few pictures in my photo album on the installation I am doing on my truck using the big car GM units. Hope you can understand what I am doing there from the photos.
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i have the same question

i have a 48 3100 5 window and i want a hanging pedal which did u end up going with?
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just posted this

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=509336


76 truck unit..in my 51
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i use the complete s10 set up. pedal to proportioning valve. easy to find and i usually pay about 20 bucks for it all.
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pedal assembly

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I am rodding my 48 1/2 ton chevy 5 window PU. I am wondering what kind of car would be the best to pull a power brake booster and pedal assembly.

Does anybody have instructions for installation?
Any help would be appreciated.
Tom
what worked for me beleve it or not a set of yx jeep wrangler pedal assembly brake and clutch had to trim the pedals down a bit but they fit in my 31 chevy
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This has got to be one of the oldest threads I've seen dug from the 'archives' of this site
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