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Old 03-21-2015, 02:47 PM   #1
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Show me your rear parking brake cable with lift

I have a 3.5 inch lift on the rear of my K20 burb and when cycling the suspension on full droop the rear is held up by the brake cable.

Ive searched and see there is a G30 cable for 14 bolts and others just relocate the bracket. Since I still have the HO52 Im not sure if the 14 bolt cable (AC Delco 18P266) will work and since its only a few inches longer not sure if it will give the needed length for max articulation.

Anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:55 PM   #2
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Re: Show me your rear parking brake cable with lift

I put a 2" lift in my K10 and had to have custom cables made 3" longer to not rub on leaf spring. I got the cables through inline tube.
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:36 PM   #3
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I put a 2" lift in my K10 and had to have custom cables made 3" longer to not rub on leaf spring. I got the cables through inline tube.
I did the same on my 4" lifted K10. Inline Tube also made mine 3" longer.
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Old 03-22-2015, 12:39 AM   #4
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Re: Show me your rear parking brake cable with lift

Do you guys remember the measurements or part numbers? Approximate cost?

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Old 03-22-2015, 08:15 AM   #5
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Re: Show me your rear parking brake cable with lift

No part number. you just tell him what truck you have and how much longer you want them. Don't expect him to figure it out for you. Have your information ready. He is in business to offer factory spec replacement parts for restorations. I may be the one who convinced him to start doing these cables custom. Many years ago I called for cables for my 6" lift and he flat out told me he only did OEM spec. I already knew exactly what I needed. He builds to order and I convinced him it was nothing he couldn't do 100% OEM, except in for my specified length. He was hesitant and said if they were wrong he wasn't responsible. I said, "Right!", and he made them and they worked out fine. This was over 10 years ago and I have told people about Inline tube many times over till it became common knowledge here on this site. I also had a longer braided stainless rear brake hose made and bought proper fitting t-block and rear axle (HO52) brake line in that order. I had bought the Skyjacker(?) 4-6" braided hose kit and the fronts worked fine but the rear hose had an incompatible size fitting which would have required a series of adapting hard line to cobble together. Their stuff bolted right in place and my truck was put together right!
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:39 PM   #6
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Re: Show me your rear parking brake cable with lift

When I did it, I was newly married in college and couldn't afford new cables. This has worked for many years but I will eventually get some correct cables.


I flipped the cable brackets side to side and made a couple wedges to space them down.
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Old 03-27-2015, 03:56 AM   #7
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Re: Show me your rear parking brake cable with lift

ND guy thanks for the pic!! Just what I needed to hold me over. I need the E brake but the baby makes funds a bit tight these days.

I also noticed you have a detroit in the rear, is it an early No Spin or did you put a later 14 bolt version and use the later axles?

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Re: Show me your rear parking brake cable with lift

Just a No-spin. I like it a lot except on ice. Things can get pretty squirrely
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Old 04-07-2017, 11:50 AM   #9
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No part number. you just tell him what truck you have and how much longer you want them. Don't expect him to figure it out for you. Have your information ready. He is in business to offer factory spec replacement parts for restorations. I may be the one who convinced him to start doing these cables custom. Many years ago I called for cables for my 6" lift and he flat out told me he only did OEM spec. I already knew exactly what I needed. He builds to order and I convinced him it was nothing he couldn't do 100% OEM, except in for my specified length. He was hesitant and said if they were wrong he wasn't responsible. I said, "Right!", and he made them and they worked out fine. This was over 10 years ago and I have told people about Inline tube many times over till it became common knowledge here on this site. I also had a longer braided stainless rear brake hose made and bought proper fitting t-block and rear axle (HO52) brake line in that order. I had bought the Skyjacker(?) 4-6" braided hose kit and the fronts worked fine but the rear hose had an incompatible size fitting which would have required a series of adapting hard line to cobble together. Their stuff bolted right in place and my truck was put together right!
Thanks Special-K!

Bringing this back from the dead thread, but we've been searching for cables for the rear of our 1970 GMC K2500 that has needed LOTS of things.

I appreciate your posting information about your experience.

I just bought them from InlineTube (over eBay) based solely on your recommendation here. (No pressure!)

I'll follow up after we get them installed how they fit.
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Old 04-10-2017, 12:12 AM   #10
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Re: Show me your rear parking brake cable with lift

From 7dee2's build thread, probably what I'll go with too.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...645614&page=30
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Re: Show me your rear parking brake cable with lift

What he is doing looks nice. That's more like a redesign head to toe on a custom ground-up build where just having inline make OEM design leaves it all original and nothing needs changed except the rear cable length. Two completely different approaches to two different situations.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:05 AM   #12
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Re: Show me your rear parking brake cable with lift

I ordered the rear parking brake cables for my 1970 GMC K2500 4X4 (127" WB, no lift) from Inline Tube. Part # RE-4165

They confirmed that this was the correct application.

Unfortunately, when I received the parts, correctly labelled, my cables are 2-1/2" LONGER than the new ones.

I have placed my claim with I.T. and they have advised me to ship my cables to them and they will match length at no additional charge.

I will advise when it all gets resolved.
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Old 10-24-2017, 06:31 PM   #13
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Re: Show me your rear parking brake cable with lift

Follow-Up:

After some time, I got back in touch with Inline Tube and finally found the RIGHT person to talk to. I sent one of my original cables back to them, along with the two they sent me originally, then in about 4 weeks, I received my old cable plus two new ones the correct length.

We installed them and they work great!

Now we need to do a lift on the truck, so I'm guessing we're going to need new brake cables again..........
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Old 10-24-2017, 07:23 PM   #14
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Re: Show me your rear parking brake cable with lift

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After some time, I got back in touch with Inline Tube and finally found the RIGHT person to talk to. I sent one of my original cables back to them, along with the two they sent me originally, then in about 4 weeks, I received my old cable plus two new ones the correct length.

We installed them and they work great!

Now we need to do a lift on the truck, so I'm guessing we're going to need new brake cables again..........
Did the correct cables they sent you have part numbers? I had this same issue about a year ago, still don't have the correct cables.
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Re: Show me your rear parking brake cable with lift

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From 7dee2's build thread, probably what I'll go with too.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...645614&page=30
This is who did mine, then Brett seen and contacted them for his build.

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Did the correct cables they sent you have part numbers? I had this same issue about a year ago, still don't have the correct cables.
No part numbers.

When I received the cables with the part numbers (RE-4165), I installed them and measured how much longer they needed to be. Then, after a number of phone calls and a couple of emails, they advised me to ship them both the new cables and one of my old ones and they would match them.

They matched my old cable and sent them back at no additional charge. It's primarily because their website gave me the part number that matched my truck.

Get a measurement on your existing cables and check their website to confirm HOW they dimension them.

Custom sizes are NOT returnable.

We're going to have to do it again when we install a lift in the next 12 months.
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Re: Show me your rear parking brake cable with lift

thanks for the reply. I ordered the correct set (4165) but I think there is a difference between the Chevy & the GMC rear cables. I'm guessing it's the mounting location? I called them & e-mailed them multiple times. They always responded but the process was painfully slow. (it took weeks) They did eventually make me new cables that were longer but I had to pay for them.
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