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I have a 49/50 vintage 3600 that I am in process of "restoring" but I am not planning to use the original parking brake actuator/pedal system. I am wondering if anyine has installed a lever type parking brake system on one of these trucks and if so where the parts originated from and how it was mounted.
I anticipate retaining the cross shaft and cable system but from there forward I anticipate making something entirely different, just not sure what that is yet.
I'm confused. So you intend to use the original parking brake system from the transverse bar rearward but not the cable that actuates the brakes or the pedal?
Why not? There's no real reason or benefit that I can see to changing it. Any new system you install won't take up any less room. Why re-invent the wheel?
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I had a drum on the rear of the SM420 that I got out of a dump truck. I used the lever from that and had a bracket made that mounts under the floor to the right of the new transmission. This isn't a great picture, but it connects to a cable.
Otto, the original system front end did not have a cable, it had a pedal with a link that connected to the cross shaft. The pedal mounting and locking system were not something that I wanted to retain.
Walterhvogel and Gord&Fran sounds like I need to go on a scanveger hunt at my local pick and pull to see what I can find. Unfortunately I don't think my NV3500 transmission has any mounting features on either side that I could attach a bracket to, although there may be some housing bolts that could provide a mounting option.