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Question re: 14bff e-brake lines

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by la_blazer82, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. la_blazer82

    la_blazer82 1/2 ton status

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    I didn't finish the axle swap this weekend due to issues with worng bushings for rear shakle to ORD Flip. I noticed that the e-brake line from the passenger side of the 10b is much longer than that on the same side of the 14bff. Anyone know is if there's a longer line I can buy (and part #), or can I use the one off the 10b? The 10b attaches to the backside of the drum differently than the 14b does.
     
  2. mechted

    mechted 1 ton status Premium Member

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    just got through this with a 14bff
    I did the "easy" solution: to pull the backing plates from a 85ish or newer 14bsf and bolt them inplace with the old 10b cable (this requires pulling your breaks apart and re-assembly)
    the other solution would be to retro-fit your truck to the old style e-brake on the 14bff... which requires 3 or 4 brackets rivoted to the frame you will need to get, or make new...
    or you could try to make what you have work and tell us how it goes
    so its really which would you rather do sorta thing
     
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    bluejeep 1/2 ton status

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    Does this 14B sf backing plate trick work if you have the 13" brakes on the 14ff?
     
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    mechted 1 ton status Premium Member

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    thats what we just did it with
    just have to find a 14bsf with 13" drums and the correct style ebrake, which wasnt too hard at our junkyard
     
  5. la_blazer82

    la_blazer82 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks. I was told the 14bff I bought from another k5 owner, that the axle came from a 86 Chevy Truck
     

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