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Username Post: e-brake solutions        (Topic#355159)
49betty 
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Reg: 12-01-18
02-08-19 05:41 PM - Post#2759425    

Anyone out there have ideas or solutions for e-brakes on a rearend swap for a 49 styleline? Im putting a 4wd mid 80's blazer rearend in the old girl with a 3 speed on the column from a late 60's donor. The e-brake cable on the newer rearend is of course twice as long as the original. Pictures would be nice. Thanks in advance.



 

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chronamyd 
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Loc: Nanoose Bay BC Canada
Reg: 05-02-12
02-08-19 08:18 PM - Post#2759443    
    In response to 49betty

Hi. Are you putting in a blazer disk brake rear end or a drum brake rear end.



 
49betty 
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Reg: 12-01-18
02-08-19 08:56 PM - Post#2759446    
    In response to chronamyd

Hi. Im putting a drum brake rearend in. I believe about a 1986 4wd blazer. Im wondering if its possible to modify the backing plate off the blazer to accept the e-brake cable from the original 1949 rearend. looking for ideas... This is an Alberta car project.



 
johnwd98 
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johnwd98
Age: 69
Loc: Little Falls, MN
Reg: 09-05-10
02-09-19 07:07 AM - Post#2759464    
    In response to chronamyd

I have a 1995 Blazer drum brake rear end in my 50. I used all the Blazer cables, cut the cable mounting brackets from the Blazer frame, welded them to my 50 frame. Mounted the pedal assembly from the Blazer to the left kick panel area. Bent the pedal out slightly to make it easier to use. Seems to work well for me. I assembled the whole system under the car before permanently welding the brackets on.

1950 Fleetline, 355 TBI, mild cam, 700R4, 3.73 posi rear Blazer axle, MII front. Remote door and trunk locks, GM cruise control, A/C,


 
Bel Air kiwi 
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Bel Air kiwi
Loc: New Zealand
Reg: 04-24-14
02-24-19 02:40 PM - Post#2760665    
    In response to johnwd98

Hi Guys, Johns answer seems fine but be aware you can shorten an e-brake cable or have a custom one made so the rear triangle of cable suits what is in your car.

There are various methods for going from the hand pull to foot push to floor mount and I did a post on this a year or two ago.

Try a search for that.

Cheers kiwi

48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

"They made a desert and called it peace." Tacitus


 
49betty 
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Reg: 12-01-18
03-03-19 12:01 PM - Post#2761186    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

Thanks guys. But Im an idiot when it comes to finding my way around the computer. Have tried to search things before and haven't figured it out. But Ill keep trying.



 
Bel Air kiwi 
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Bel Air kiwi
Loc: New Zealand
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03-03-19 02:41 PM - Post#2761200    
    In response to 49betty

Hi 49Betty, I tried to find it as well and had no luck. Sometimes a google search comes back to the site more easily than the internal one.

The problem is the thread may have started out with a title that doesn't bring to mind what you are after.

Cheers Kiwi

48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

"They made a desert and called it peace." Tacitus


 
49betty 
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Reg: 12-01-18
03-03-19 05:09 PM - Post#2761222    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

Thanks. Ill try that. Im sure Ill find it....eventually.



 
mahlmann 
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mahlmann
Age: 74
Loc: Las Cruces, NM
Reg: 01-20-11
03-03-19 09:43 PM - Post#2761249    
    In response to 49betty

I use Google search too but put

site=ChevyTalk

after the search terms to get results from here.


Good luck with yours!



Mike Ahlmann
Las Cruces, NM
'50 Tin Woodies (two) Ramon and Willard
'58 Impala Sport Coupe
'69 El Camino SS-396
'07 Ford F150 to haul parts for above
'16 Ford Explorer 3.5 EcoBoost - Red Rocket


 

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