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14 FF Disc Brake Conversion Emeregency Brake Hookup

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by DPI, Mar 29, 2001.

  1. DPI

    DPI 1/2 ton status

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    Has anyone reinstalled their emergency brakes after the conversion? If so, how did you do it?

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  2. Emmettology 101

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    You have to use a Caddy Eldorado Claiper that has the e-brakes on it...

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  3. DPI

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    Yeah, I have got that far. I have the whole setup with the Caddy calipers. The cable attaches to the e-brake lever on the caliper.
    I want to know what kind of bracket you all used to hold the cable.
    Does anyone have this setup with working e-brakes?

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  4. DPI

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    Anyone?!?

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  5. prjt_blzr

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    O.K. this is going to sound odd but it allowed me to use the factory brake cables and install them above the axle tube. If you put the left caliper on the right side and the right caliper on the left side the Ebrake cables come out the top. I then built a cable mount using 1/4" plate and a Ebrake return spring from the caddy. The mount is bolted to the two top bolts that hold the caliper plate in place. This works very well and keeps the cables out of harms way. The only draw back is that the caliper needs to be removed to properly bleed them. I figure it is a worthwhile trade off considering how often you need to bleed the rear brakes.
     
  6. HarryH3

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    Take a look in the technical section. I think Shawn posted an article on the disc brake install on the Parked, er, uh, Potent Rodent. [​IMG]

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