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Old 03-20-2003, 01:48 AM
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Can someone explain the details I need to know to install a new emergency brake and cable on my 54 Chevy Pickup?

I know it's a dumb question, but I got the truck and it had no parking brake hooked up, so I have nothing to go by and I'm not exactly sure what to look for when I install a new hand brake system.

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here's what I did...

<a href="http://jniolon.clubfte.com" target="_blank">http://jniolon.clubfte.com</a>

look in the left frame for the parking brake article

hope it helps

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I have done it jniolons way using the stuff from a full sized Chevy on several cars. In fact, instead of using aftermarket cables, I used all teh parts form the donor car. Those little pedals are great.

However, if you have the components for the pickup that would be the best way to go. Do you have the pedal unit that mounts thru the floorboard and a tubular arm that spans across the frame just under the front of the bed? If so, you have everything you need to do it the factory way. There is a simple 1/4"? or 5/16"", don't remember, steel rod that goes from the pedal to the tubular arm. Then there are two cams on the tubular arm that accept clevis' on either side of the frame that in turn attach to cable that go to the brakes. If the clevis/cables are missing, you can make up a set by brazing a cable into the clevis, attach a 'ball' on the other end of the cable by brazing on a small length of brake tubing that slips over the cable and filing it round. Then use one of those ball-ball attachement clips that are on the factory brake cables to hook the cables together.
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Very cool - thanks guys ... THAT'S what I needed.

I ordered a Gennie 23" single-bend shifter to install, and since my parking brake was totally disfunctional I decided to order the Gennie 16" sidemount-to-shifter hand brake. So I'll be completely removing the peddle brake unit and the pull-release unit from my truck.

I mostly needed to know where and how to run new cables.

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