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Brake cables?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by gone huntin, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. gone huntin

    gone huntin 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    What parking brake cables will work with a mid 70's 14bff to go under a '90 Suburban to keep the stock 'burb geometry?
     
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    Well I would think finding an '85+(? whenever your style ebrake routing started) 14 bolt would net the cables you need. 14FF backing plate bolt pattern to axle never changed, (according to TSM) so either you could change JUST the cables from a newer truck, or worst case, the entire backing plate should be a bolt on.
     
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    gone huntin 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Well, the problem is finding a late 80's, early 90's' burb with a stock ff. According to the parts websites that I've been to, they were all sf.
     
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    SF backing plates will work on 14bff, as long as the brake diameter is the same (ie 13")
    you have to change over the whole backing plate becuase the 70's cables bolted to the backing plates, and the later style clipped in... (although you could fab around it) just go out the the junkyard and pull a set with a good set of ebrake cables.

    it was time for a brake inspection anyway, right? ;)
     

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