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Username Post: cable stops        (Topic#364313)
995jim 
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02-12-21 12:37 PM - Post#2814168    

Hello, I need to shorten my e brake cable and crimp an end cap or sleeve on the end and wondered how the backyard mechanic can do that. I see ebay sells aluminum ends for crimping but I think I need steel and not sure what source is available. I have checked with a handful of businesses and nobody does it. Any comments?
thanks jim

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02-12-21 05:43 PM - Post#2814182    
    In response to 995jim

https://www.amazon.com/Dorman-03006-Univ-Bra ke-Cab...

U CAN TAKE UP SOME SLACK WITH THAT IF U THINK IT WILL WORK WITHOUT CUTTING THE CABLE.

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bobb 
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02-21-21 11:40 AM - Post#2814796    
    In response to 995jim

unlikely that your gonna be able to crimp anything on the end hard enough to hold up. got pics? how ugly can it be?

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995jim 
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02-21-21 01:35 PM - Post#2814810    
    In response to bobb

Im gonna try to find a company do it locally. that alone is surprisingly tough so far.

Jim

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grumpyvette 
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02-21-21 09:09 PM - Post#2814842    
    In response to 995jim

https://www.amazon.com/Glarks-Crimping-Crimp er-Fis...

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tommy49 
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02-23-21 02:59 PM - Post#2814957    
    In response to 995jim

Cut a piece of steel rod, drill a hole for the cable & braze it on.

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Algoma56 
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03-08-21 09:41 AM - Post#2815775    
    In response to 995jim

We have an industrial supply company here, and they had crimper for slings, tow ropes(cable), etc. They crimped mine, no issue.



 
995jim 
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03-12-21 03:41 PM - Post#2816025    
    In response to Algoma56

I ended up drilling out the sleeve that was on the one end, and brazed it to the cable to the new length.

Jim

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tommy49 
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03-18-21 02:12 PM - Post#2816379    
    In response to 995jim

Well done!

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