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HELP - Parking Brake?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by KRAZIE87K5, Apr 24, 2001.

  1. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 14BFF rear, and the parking grake lines were not connected when I bought the truck. I would like to get the things connected and operational, but I don't know if they will get in the way while off-roading? And suggestions on required parts would be helpful. Thanks guys!

    The only cables I have are the cables that exit the drums, and the cable that exits the driver's side floor and follows the right-side frame rail... Hope that is enough info...

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  2. KRAZIE87K5

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    Comon? No one has a parking brake? Or does everyone just remove it? Or if you have one, how did you rig it up? This is all I need to know...



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  3. prjt_blzr

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    I lowered the mounting points by 3" and hooked mine up. It hasn't gotten hung up.......yet.
     
  4. wayne

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    Well here you go. You need to find a 14 bolt SF with 13in. brakes. Look at the e-brake cables and they should be two diff. lenghts. The pass. side will be longer. What you need is the backing plates from the rear. Look under 3/4 ton Burbs and mid 80s trucks. You can get 1 side new from GM but the other is n/a. Hope this helps out.

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  5. dyeager535

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    Not sure if this applies or not, since its a 10 bolt, but I noticed my cables near the wheels were "hanging" down just waiting to catch on something. I crawled under the truck, and noticed that you can just turn the armored line (at the drum and the mouting point on the frame) so that it "curves" upward, not towards the ground. I also made sure it wouldn't hit the leaf springs. But its easy, and they are now out of they way.

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  6. Waxer

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    You can use the OEM brake cable which you can get from the dealer with your 14bFF still. You just need to relocate one mounting point in the frame on the pass side. Drill another hole and push the rod back some. Worked great for my rig. Even though its coming off once I do the disc brake conversion on my 14b.
     

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