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Parking brake
#59143 Wed Apr 12 2006 11:46 PM
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I know this is discussed alot and I promise I have done my homework searches in the archives but have not found the answer. I have a 1950 3100 converted to Bendix front and rear from 51 truck. However the rear axle is from a '60 chev with the '60 backing plates. I believe the only diference is the parking brake cable attachment at the brake housing. The 51-54 use the cable that bolts to the backing plate, later uses the snap in. The question is can I use the '60 cable? Do the '60 have the same threaded clevis to the pivot arm as the earlier trucks? Or vise versa, can I use the 51-54 cable that I know would be the right length, but may not fit right in the rear. I know I could swap the backing plate, but do not want to go through that right now. I have even contemplated grinding out the hump on the backing plate and using the earlier cable, if that makes any sense to anyone. Any thoughts or experiences? Thanks in advance,
Steve O


1950 Chevy 3100
261, 4 speed
Purchased 1977

1964 Pontiac Lemans Convert
Re: Parking brake
#59144 Wed Apr 12 2006 11:56 PM
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If the '60 cables do not have the correct ends then you can modify them as I did on my 54. Look at my picture trail album under latest completions to see how I did it. If you need further information then send me a PM and we can get you fixed up.

Re: Parking brake
#59145 Thu Apr 13 2006 12:09 AM
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nifty
not much help w/ the backing plate end, but...
i looked at houston's link and am doing about the same. he has done a great job w/ his project. i wish i was that far along. i have installed a 77 12 bolt rear end and the E-cables fit my 3100 frame. I cut the cable to fit the threaded crossbar attachment. i had to make an attachment on my lathe to hold the free end of the E-cable housing to the 3100 frame 'pinch bolt abutment' and put a new dust boot on. the E-cable housing fits right in. I cut the stock 77 E-cable end off and fit it to the new swag. the swag is a grade 8, 5/16'' long bolt threaded long to fit the cross arm clevis. a hole is drilled in the end to accept the Ebrake's cable then crimped to the threaded swag.

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Re: Parking brake
#59146 Thu Apr 13 2006 07:48 PM
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Thanks to you both for a solution.
Steve O


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Purchased 1977

1964 Pontiac Lemans Convert

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