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Old 11-14-2011, 07:33 AM
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Old truck parking brake location...

Looking for guys with trucks that have used the Lokar parking brake located next to floor shifter. I know they mount on the floor or the trans. I'd like to free up the space where the original hand lever was mounted under the dash on the driver's side,(in my journal pic, you see I've temporarily mounted fuse panel on firewall there). Mounting it on the passenger side of floor shifter seems inconvenient, however, living in FLA with an automatic transmission, I won't have to use it that often anyway....again looking for feedback good and bad from those who have or had this setup.
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bk lever

there is no room in a Tbucket either.. thats why we mount them sideways just in front of the seat... just an idea...
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..ooops, guess I should add...my truck is a '56 Ford Panel
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In a nutshell, all you really want to have is a brake handle that will grab two cables or a single and lock it into place (set the brake) so the vehicle won't roll.

This can be accomplished in a number of ways, one of which was explained about the T-bucket. Another is to use a brake handle from a mid-60's IH 1600 truck E-brake handle. It uses an over-center handle to lock the E brakes. The Lokar E-brake is a simple and effective design that uses a 6 to one pivot lever to pull on the cable and a locking lever to apply tension to a toothed ratchet.

60's and 70 Mustangs had a unique toothed half ratchet E-brake between the seats that is short and effective. check out your local boneyard!
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