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14 bolt FF swap

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 4xmac, Jun 25, 2001.

  1. 4xmac

    4xmac Registered Member

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    Hay guys, got a question here, when swapping from a 10 bolt to a 14 bolt can you use the E-brake cables from the 10 bolt for the 14 bolt.

    MAC
     
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    I haven't done this swap, but I do remember seeing somehwere people talking about having to change them....

    PM trustyk5 , he has doen this swap...

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  3. FatBoyBlazer

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    The e- brake is the same--thats what i just read in apost from scrapmetal

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    I think in MOST cases they are, but the 80 Eaton I put under my 91 suburban didn't match. 80 had the equal length bolt in style cable.. the 91 has the un-equal length 'pop-in' style.
    Heck, P-Brake is optional equipment yes? Not sure what fix I'll do on that yet... Shocks/spring pads matched perfectly.
     
  5. 6.2Blazer

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    The factory e-brake cables from my '90 10-bolt did not match up with the 1-ton 14 FF I installed. The 14 had the bolt on style cables (as in where they attach to the brake backing plates), while the 10-bolt had the push-in style cable.
     
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    You need the backing plates off of a newer suburban...Then your ebrake cable will fit...
     
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    My 14 has the bolt on kind and the 10 bolt has the push on kind... now the question for me is... My 14 also has the cables and all. Will the cables from the 14 connect to where my Ebrake cable was disconnected from the 10 bolt rear?

    89 K5 Silverado
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  8. 4xmac

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    The reason I posted this question is because the 14 bolt I bought had the bolt on style cables also. I got rid of the bolt on style backing plates and found the push on backing plates. I"am not sure the 10 bolt cables will fit because were the push on connector is to were the end of the cable hooks onto the parking is 6" and the 14 bolt bolt on style is 8". I don"t now if there is some kind of adjustment that can be made on the 10 bolt cables because the 6" length was made for 11" drum break and the 8" was made for the 13" drum.

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