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#1499902 Sun May 07 2023 05:07 PM
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JW51 Offline OP
What’s the contraption on back of this one. Part of the drum brake assembly from a big truck?

Whatever it is, can it be changed to a regular u joint yoke style of output?

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JW51 #1499914 Sun May 07 2023 05:53 PM
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The picture is pretty fuzzy, but could it be an e-brake assembly? My 55 D***e has a similar looking assembly on the back of its trans that is part of the handbrake.

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JW51 #1499916 Sun May 07 2023 05:58 PM
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See if this picture turns out better.

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JW51 #1499921 Sun May 07 2023 06:29 PM
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Yes, that is what is left of a parking brake for a big bolt, 1.5 ton or bigger. A drum was fitted over the 4 studs and a flange bolted to them that is the yoke for the u-joint.

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JW51 #1499929 Sun May 07 2023 07:02 PM
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JW51 - Short answer is yes, it can be changed over.

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JW51 #1499935 Sun May 07 2023 08:35 PM
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easy to do, and if you find someone local with a bog bolt, they may be willing to swap that rear piece for one off a trans from a smaller truck. (I would if you were local to me).


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JW51 #1499968 Sun May 07 2023 11:18 PM
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Complete 420 with park brake. Save those parts!


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