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Old 05-17-2018, 01:56 PM   #1
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E Brake Cables for 14 Bolt into 1971 K20

I am in the process of swapping a 14 Bolt into my truck. The current cables I have on the 14 Bolt are too short.

Would the cables from an HO52 or Dana 60 from 69-72 fit?

I have a 71 D60 that I could rob parts from.
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Old 05-18-2018, 06:35 AM   #2
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Re: E Brake Cables for 14 Bolt into 1971 K20

Try inline tube I believe they can make custom length cables
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Old 05-18-2018, 10:26 AM   #3
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Re: E Brake Cables for 14 Bolt into 1971 K20

I have already looked into that. I am looking for the answer if HO52 or D60 cables will work as I have access to both.
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Old 05-18-2018, 11:27 AM   #4
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Re: E Brake Cables for 14 Bolt into 1971 K20

I've always had to move the brackets on the frame and get a longer intermediate cable
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Old 05-18-2018, 12:47 PM   #5
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Re: E Brake Cables for 14 Bolt into 1971 K20

Looks like I'm using 1985 K3500 driver side cables on both sides. I don't much care what it looks like under there. I've had a solid e-brake for a few years now using the cable clamps. Here's a link that has a couple pics. I think a driver side cable is like $15 at O'Reilly.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=641965



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Old 05-18-2018, 04:09 PM   #6
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Re: E Brake Cables for 14 Bolt into 1971 K20

My 14 bolt is a 1974 so it takes the bolt on cables. I will probably just pull the D60 apart and see if the cables will work on the 14 Bolt. From what I can tell the part the bolts into the backing plate is the same.
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Old 05-19-2018, 12:32 PM   #7
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Re: E Brake Cables for 14 Bolt into 1971 K20

Ya, you have to get one that mounts. For me the length of the spiral housing was the issue. I just made sure I got one with a spiral housing that fit and clamped the cable shorter.



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Old 05-20-2018, 06:04 PM   #8
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Re: E Brake Cables for 14 Bolt into 1971 K20

On my semi-float swap I was able to re-use the original 12 bolt e-brake cables. I haven't done a FF swap so I'm not aware of the "bolt on" cables. And I just hauled the only truck I had here with a 14 FF in it to the farm yesterday. Doh.
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