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Username Post: 1954 Chevy parking brake with sbc Camaro rear turbo 400        (Topic#374572)
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Loc: New Jersey
Reg: 04-27-20
02-25-24 02:19 PM - Post#2867248    

I am looking to install a parking brake in my 54 bel air. Car has a 68 camaro rear I did convert to power front disc brakes.

The original parking brake hardware was removed by prior owner although I still have hand brake lever

Anyone tackle this before ?

Manny Ayers


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03-11-24 11:56 AM - Post#2867820    
    In response to Ayers0129

I have used a lever type E brake from a late model car. Probably more suitable with bucket seats though. I remember reading that an E brake for the 55-57 Chevy's are easily adapted too. If you want or need it to be original you'll have to scrounge up the parts you are missing. There is a cross piece that's part of the mechanism that crosses the drive shaft and may not work too well with the open drive shaft.

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03-11-24 08:08 PM - Post#2867841    
    In response to eplantage

I think DZAUTO has used a 55-57 brake on his 51. Maybe he will see this and respond.

Bill Gommel

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