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Username Post: e-brake solutions        (Topic#355159)
Posts: 21

Reg: 12-01-18
02-08-19 04:41 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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Posts: 45

Loc: Nanoose Bay BC Canada
Reg: 05-02-12
02-08-19 07:18 PM - Post#2759443    
    In response to 49betty

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

Posts: 21

Reg: 12-01-18
02-08-19 07:56 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.

Posts: 353
Age: 69
Loc: Little Falls, MN
Reg: 09-05-10
02-09-19 06:07 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, 350 TBI, 700R4, 3.73 posi rear Blazer axle, MII front. Remote door and trunk locks, GM cruise control, A/C,


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