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Old 08-29-2006, 03:42 PM
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Need to rig up a park brake in the cab...

I need to rig up a park brake in the cab of a 57 Chev truck. I installed a Volare clip and an 8.8 rear out of a Ranger. I had to remove the original 57 park brake handle and linkage. I have the park cables from the 8.8 run forward. Just wondering what my option are for a junkyard park brake lever. The truck will have a bench seat so a floor mounted park brake in the center won't work. I was wondering about a floor mount lever on the floor beside the drivers seat or a t handle pull type twist to release under the dash style like my old 65 Ford truck had. Not too keen on the regular GM foot pedal and release handle type as it might be a more difficult install (or will it?). Any ideas?

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I like to use this type ... they came in 39 to 48 Ford passenger cars and Pickups to the early 60's ... at least ... easy to adapt ... and does not take up much room ...

I have one in my 32 Roadster and one in my 32 3W ... both from a 56 F-100 ...

I took the photo from eBay ... hint, hint
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thanks Deuce

that looks good!
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On my 57 chevy truck, I put the ebrake lever on the floor, just outboard of the driver's seat. Bill
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I was thinking of that spot for it...

....have you got a picture? What donor did you get the handle from? Murray
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Sorry, no pics, sold it several years ago. I bought an inexpensive handle from an ad in StreetRodder magazine, but any salvage yard handle with a lever on the underside will work fine- I was too lazy to go take one out. A couple of bolt holes and a slot and that's all there is to it-drill up from underneath to get the clearance with the framerail. Bill
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