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BEWARE...... fender cutting problems

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by twenty_below0, Dec 6, 2002.

  1. twenty_below0

    twenty_below0 1/2 ton status

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    I did the hack job last night and found out the Ebrake cable is
    right behind the inner fender well on the driver side so
    when you do your trimming beware you can cut it quickly.
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    question now? How do I get some pics to show up on the post so i can show every body?
    THX
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  2. txbluethunder

    txbluethunder 1/2 ton status

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    lol, i just almost got mine with the torch...you're not the only one. Did you cut it?
     
  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I nicked mine...bad enough that I had to replace it./forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif

    rene
     
  5. twenty_below0

    twenty_below0 1/2 ton status

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    YEAH I got it......lol with the die grinder. OH well didn't use it much anyway
    I will try to figure out the picture thing for everyone to see the BEAST /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  6. Shaggy

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    <font color="green"> Just do like I'm going to - replace the pedal with a hand lever! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif </font color>
     
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    twenty_below0 1/2 ton status

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    EXPLAIN some more.......sounds interesting......affordable? is this an aftermarket deal or out of another rig?
     
  8. wrathORC

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    Parking brakes? They're overrated. I've never cut my fenders and I removed the cables and the pedal a month or two ago. It's mighty nice to have that rattle gone. It's even better not to hit your foot or catch your pantleg on it.

    Of course, if the previous owner hadn't removed all the linkages and bracketry from under the truck I'd have repaired the parking brake. Someday I'll have a linelock to replace it.

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  9. reddog64

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    HEY Rene is that why MY ebrake dont work....

    LOL

    J/K...

    Motor is running great! /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
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    Have you thought of 2 hand brakes, one for each wheel for cutting tighter turns around tress or whatever. This would only work w/ an open diff tho.
     
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    I saw it in time and rerouted the cable. The cable attatchment had to be bent a little and the cable now runs on the floor under the mat and then just under the seat where the floor bends up the cable goes through the floor. It was a little tricky to get the cable to avoid the exhaust and drivelines and the battery but it is now completely inside the frame, not hanging under it.
     
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    <font color="green"> Brian, when you live in a state with hills you need a parking brake. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Steve, That would be cool, except that my parking brake is going to be the High Angle driveline one. I have considered cutting brakes, but they'd be completely useless with the welded rear... /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif </font color>
     
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    hehe. There be hills here, I just choose my parking spaces wisely. Yeap, sometimes it requires some walking.

    In fact, the street just east of me is closed for the winter because it's too steep for them to plow. The same goes for a lot of other streets. I park out front so my back tires hang off the asphalt so if my truck decides to roll it goes backwards down the yard and into the neighbor's house instead of out onto US-41. Yeah, someday I'll have me a linelock. Someday...
     

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