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How to hook up e-brake on caddy calipers??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85mudblazin, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    I am thinking about swapping my 14bff drums to disk and I was wondering how you hook up the e-brake to the caddy caliper??
    Thanks
    -Chris
     
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    79Stomper 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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  3. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    That's kind of the setup I was looking to fab up. Looks like your caliper bracket is mounted clocked almost straight back from the axle. Mine sits higher up and the issue I've struggled with is keeping the cable housing close to the tube and somewhat straight so it doesn't droop down without making the cable cut sharply upwards to meet the lever. I'm afraid if I make the angle too sharp coming out of the end of the cable housing it will rub and eventually wear the cable through. Here is how mine looks before I put the brake lines on:

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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Here is another one I had but the background looks awfully familiar /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif Perhaps one of your first incarnations?

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    I'm wondering if maybe I should've clocked my bracket farther back.
     

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