Hello, been on here a couple times and have got help so hoping this time works too. Short version: bought a 65 c10 longbed with "work" already done to it. Newest problem in a long line of re-do's just to make it safe...... whoever installed the 350 automatic trans into the truck removed all of the parking brake parts except for the cables running into the drums. The trans sits directly where the crossmember bracket for the parking brake would normally be. Is there any other options for getting a parking brake on the truck, conversion, after market parts, etc.? Truck runs and drives now but putting wheel chocks out everytime I move it just isn't right. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance
there are a bunch of ways out there.. here is one that uses the complete set up off an 84 leaf spring where the right rear cable is really long and wraps over to the left swing arm and is paired with the left short cable there.. and the 84 foot pedal is used.. http://www.persh.org/pickup/DonsEBrake.htmthere is also one that uses a hand brake lever mounted thru the floor but that requires reaching down in my opinion to a hard to get at angle.. could something like a pistol grip mopar shifter be rigged up or created for the cool look??? i know that there are several brands of electronic apply parking brake cable tensioners. these come off OEM cars and trucks but i don't know the application.. put the E in Ebrake.. this one looks fairly easy.. i don't know what they did at the pull handle.. its been too many years since i was under the dash.. i will inform you that there are a bunch of companys that will create almost any length parking brake cable cores and any length casings you want. and a massive selection of casing ends are available.
here are some parking brake cable manufacturers.https://madisonpowersystems.com/index.php/parking-brakes/parking-brake-cableshttp://www.inlinetube.com/articles/Brake%20Cables.htmhttp://metrocustomcables.com/parking-brake-cablesbe sure to check with your local speedometer shop.. some have the components to make parking brake cables already.. also some napa stores have that ability or access to have them made. i have to make a 15 or a 20 mile round trip to visit my local napas so i don't buy there much.. as i have to pass probably a dozen parts stores to get there.
oh.. they all showed up..
Thanks for all the info! I really want to keep the stock handle under the column, not worried about the rest under the truck except that it works. Now I have some direction to head towards....thanks again!
i enjoyed that handle.. the work truck i drove for a while was either a 63 or 64 C20 . 283 4 barrel 3 speed on the tree.. it went everywhere. it was a great truck. i was told not to come back to work one morning.. it had rained and a new wall had been built.. but they had forgotten about drainage. the water got to be 5 feet deep where the truck was parked. i tried to tell my boss that its totally fixable.. but the property owners insurance paid him a bunch of money for it..