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Old 07-04-2019, 12:06 AM   #1
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Shortening parking break cables

Hey, looking for some input on shortening or replacing rear parking break cables after shortwning the wheel base on my 61 gmc.
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Old 07-04-2019, 12:11 AM   #2
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Re: Shortening parking break cables

when i shortened mine i just doubled the cable back and put 4 (i think) cable clamps on it...been working fine for about 10yrs now
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Old 07-04-2019, 01:24 AM   #3
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Re: Shortening parking break cables

Just order short bed cables.......
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Old 07-04-2019, 06:27 PM   #4
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Re: Shortening parking break cables

I cut the cable to length then cut down and drilled a bolt and welded it to the end of the cable.
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Old 07-05-2019, 12:41 AM   #5
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Re: Shortening parking break cables

Movie I was on We Bought a 62 GMC It was A Short Bed And we Streched Frame To 132 in Chassis And Who ever Shorted It Made Steel Rod Cables Pretty Chesse
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Old 07-05-2019, 07:52 PM   #6
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Re: Shortening parking break cables

I'll second the get the right length cable suggestion.
Shorty's cap lock seems to be stuck...
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Old 07-08-2019, 12:06 AM   #7
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Re: Shortening parking break cables

Thanks all great suggestions, ended up with some shaft collars for $3.00 each, did the trick
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