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Old 10-14-2010, 12:43 AM   #1
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Parking brake assembly relocation

Tried a search but couldn't get any hits. I have a 65 2wd short bed fleet-side and have installed a 4l80e/ls3. Because of the extra length of the trans, I need to relocate my parking brake cross member assembly, or fabricate something else. Anyone done the same thing? Any after-market kits? Any help, suggestions, plans, photos, appreciated.
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:26 AM   #2
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Re: Parking brake assembly relocation

Post #68 shows Lakeroadster's solution, although this may not help if you're keeping a bench seat:

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...=363509&page=3

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Old 10-14-2010, 01:33 AM   #3
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Re: Parking brake assembly relocation

Check out my build thread. I fabricated a new crossmember for my 700r4 and fabbed up a new parking brake assembly by utilizing many of the stock parts.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=409676
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:49 AM   #4
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Re: Parking brake assembly relocation

I'm keeping the bench seats, so floor mount brake lever is out. I like dlisabeth fabrication idea. Thanks for the responses.
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:50 AM   #5
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Re: Parking brake assembly relocation

The other option is the 1966 and later style e-brake system.

Tho', I do not know for sure if it will work on your '62.

I've read/been told the ebrake system was the same from 1960-1965.

I have a '65 c10 and all of the pieces of the ebrake system were gone, so I went with the 1966 and later deal.

some shots of my brakes on my '65.

Poke around on my truck site above, there are some more pics.

Good luck.

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update : this article of mine about the 1966 and later style ebrake cable system is now on the forums, here.
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:19 AM   #6
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Re: Parking brake assembly relocation

I'm faced with the exact problem. I found this link about installing a pedal brake:

http://www.persh.org/pickup/misc.htm
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:00 AM   #7
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Re: Parking brake assembly relocation

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Post #68 shows Lakeroadster's solution, although this may not help if you're keeping a bench seat:

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...=363509&page=3
I like that solution if you have buckets.
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:15 AM   #8
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Tried a search but couldn't get any hits. I have a 65 2wd short bed fleet-side and have installed a 4l80e/ls3. Because of the extra length of the trans, I need to relocate my parking brake cross member assembly, or fabricate something else. Anyone done the same thing? Any after-market kits? Any help, suggestions, plans, photos, appreciated.
Well it's been almost two years since I posted this question. In the interim, got a lot bigger things done to the project. Finally finished this modification, inpired by your replys. An example of several ways to accomplish the same thing. Like everything else I've done, hope it works.
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:12 AM   #9
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Ah, so you lowered it down. That's what a lot of folks do, it works good as I understand it!

Very nice work!

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Old 06-13-2016, 11:59 AM   #10
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Re: Parking brake assembly relocation

Yes, just lowered it. Made it a floating bridge. Solid as a rock and works great.
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