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*Emergency Brake Setup For 49 Pickup*
#1370339 Thu Jul 23 2020 04:51 PM
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First let me say that my truck is far from being stock so it doesn't have to be a stock setup. I have a Chevy BIG 10 rear end, no cables, no emergency brake pedal assembly, pretty much I have nothing. I'm looking for the easiest way to hook up and emergency brake on my truck. I know very little about hooking up an emergency brake system. Any ideas fellows? If you've done this to your truck pics would be great.

Last edited by olezippi; Thu Jul 23 2020 05:07 PM.

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Re: *Emergency Brake Setup For 49 Pickup*
olezippi #1370373 Thu Jul 23 2020 08:22 PM
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What kind of trans?

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Re: *Emergency Brake Setup For 49 Pickup*
EdPruss #1370401 Thu Jul 23 2020 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by EdPruss
What kind of trans?

Ed
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Re: *Emergency Brake Setup For 49 Pickup*
olezippi #1370452 Fri Jul 24 2020 03:09 AM
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I used the setup from an early 70's pickup which I picked from a wreck. I salvaged the pedal assembly, armoured cable and all the bits and pieces attached to it. The pedal assembly fit nicely between the firewall and the dash. A new hole was drilled in the dash and the armoured cable was routed down under the truck next to the speedometer cable. Didn't take any pictures but maybe I should take some since you are the second guy to ask...


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Re: *Emergency Brake Setup For 49 Pickup*
Gord&Fran #1370518 Fri Jul 24 2020 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Gord&Fran
I used the setup from an early 70's pickup which I picked from a wreck. I salvaged the pedal assembly, armoured cable and all the bits and pieces attached to it. The pedal assembly fit nicely between the firewall and the dash. A new hole was drilled in the dash and the armoured cable was routed down under the truck next to the speedometer cable. Didn't take any pictures but maybe I should take some since you are the second guy to ask...
Thanks for the input. Just not sure what I need. I need to look at my truck and see if the holes are there for the original pedal assembly. Not sure if it bolted under the dash, to the side wall, or the floor.


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Re: *Emergency Brake Setup For 49 Pickup*
olezippi #1370550 Sat Jul 25 2020 12:59 AM
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There is a plate that bolts to the cab, the inner fender and serves as the support for the foot emergency parking brake. you may be able to find that in the assembly manual.


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Re: *Emergency Brake Setup For 49 Pickup*
truckernix #1370586 Sat Jul 25 2020 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by truckernix
There is a plate that bolts to the cab, the inner fender and serves as the support for the foot emergency parking brake. you may be able to find that in the assembly manual.
Thanks for the info. Is there an online manual that would show me the setup of the emergency brake assemble so I could see all the components?


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Re: *Emergency Brake Setup For 49 Pickup*
olezippi #1370595 Sat Jul 25 2020 12:34 PM
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Re: *Emergency Brake Setup For 49 Pickup*
olezippi #1370596 Sat Jul 25 2020 12:34 PM
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I found this pic on eBay that looks like it may be the emergency brake assembly. I'm assuming the bracket bolts to the floor plate and the Lock Bar passes through the floor?

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Re: *Emergency Brake Setup For 49 Pickup*
olezippi #1370643 Sat Jul 25 2020 06:39 PM
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Correct.
The bracket is available as a repop, but the pedal assembly and lock bar probably not. Miscellaneous parts like a spring and the u-bolt (lock guide in your figure) that holds the release arm in place are also available. The pedal arm and cross shaft are a single welded assembly, and there's a support bracket that bolts to the floor between the pedal and the arm where the brake rod connects.
I have all the parts laying around and could take some pics of it for you if you'd like. Just let me know.
Here's a pic from Jim Carter's site that shows a better view of the cross shaft and pedal.

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Last edited by klhansen; Sat Jul 25 2020 07:04 PM.

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