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3800 parking brake cables #1290056
Thu Dec 06 2018 06:27 AM
Thu Dec 06 2018 06:27 AM
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aggie jon  Offline OP
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Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 539
Temple Texas USA
Has anyone located an inexpensive source for parking brake cables? Or any outside options, work arounds, etc. I am having a hard time pulling the trigger to spend $65/each for cables. Maybe I'm being cheap, but when 1/2 ton cables are selling for $20....

Re: 3800 parking brake cables [Re: aggie jon] #1290094
Thu Dec 06 2018 06:22 PM
Thu Dec 06 2018 06:22 PM
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2ManyTrucks  Offline
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Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 78
california
hi aggie jon,
i'm also interested in these cables, i'm likely to need a few as well, so far the best i found online is from
www.oldchevytrucks.com:
1947-1952 Park Brake Cable 1 Ton Rear 64" Long Chevrolet and GMC Pickup Truck
Item Number: MEB491
Retail: $65.00 EACH

i haven't ordered any yet to see if there are worth it or even correct.
i'm gonna try to salvage my old ones first, see if i can strip them down, maybe find some stainless cable to thread into them, drill out and weld the old cable end onto the new cable.
lets hope something comes up online smile
-s


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Re: 3800 parking brake cables [Re: aggie jon] #1290113
Thu Dec 06 2018 08:51 PM
Thu Dec 06 2018 08:51 PM
John Milliman  Offline
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Posts: 3,999
St. Mary's Co., MD
PM Hambone and ask him where he got his new pbrake cables made and what was involved -- it might be an option.


John

'49 Chevrolet 3804
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Re: 3800 parking brake cables [Re: aggie jon] #1290134
Fri Dec 07 2018 12:10 AM
Fri Dec 07 2018 12:10 AM
Hambone  Offline
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Joined: May 2007
Posts: 1,192
california, md
Inline tube is where most brake lines and cables will come from. At one point I sent my old cables in and they built up new ones. If nothing else they are worth a call to talk to the tech guys.


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Re: 3800 parking brake cables [Re: aggie jon] #1291427
Mon Dec 17 2018 04:54 AM
Mon Dec 17 2018 04:54 AM
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Dave51Chev  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 231
Provo, Utah
I bought mine form Jim Carter a while back. Fit perfectly. I didn't find many other places that offered replacements without having them made to order.


Dave Baird
1951 Chevy 3803

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Re: 3800 parking brake cables [Re: Dave51Chev] #1291787
Thu Dec 20 2018 12:36 AM
Thu Dec 20 2018 12:36 AM
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aggie jon  Offline OP
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Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 539
Temple Texas USA
Dave,

Thanks for the vote of confidence. Glad to hear someone has had good success with them.


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