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Old 08-20-2014, 09:12 AM   #1
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Parking brake return spring



This is one of the fiddly little things I want to fix before putting the bed on. After overhauling the brakes on my K-10, I'm happy to report the parking brake now works on my truck. Or at least it holds the truck when on. As you can see, I'm missing the return spring. I'm sure something off the shelf should work if I make up a bracket to attache to the lever and drill a hole in the frame. Any suggestions on the size (length, diameter) of that spring?
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:27 PM   #2
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Re: Parking brake return spring

On my 63 its a Spring and a rod, the spring was about 12 inches long and tough to put on.
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Old 08-20-2014, 01:51 PM   #3
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Re: Parking brake return spring

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On my 63 its a Spring and a rod, the spring was about 12 inches long and tough to put on.
my setup is a bit different then urs, i just finished mine
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:48 PM   #4
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Re: Parking brake return spring

Jimal, I have an extra one, PM me with your address and I'll send it your way
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Old 08-20-2014, 09:13 PM   #5
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Re: Parking brake return spring

Jimal, Here's a photo of the spring attachment piece I think you're missing. The rusty spring came with the truck. I had Century Spring make one for me but to make their minimum order I had to order six
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Old 08-22-2014, 12:23 PM   #6
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Re: Parking brake return spring

Jimal, Is this a short bed truck?

It looks like the parking brake bracket is attached to the crossmember that supports the carrier bearing. Is that right?

In the other photos, the bracket looks like it is supported off of the transmission crossmember.

Is there a dedicated crossmember for the bracket?

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Old 08-22-2014, 02:20 PM   #7
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Jimal, Is this a short bed truck?

It looks like the parking brake bracket is attached to the crossmember that supports the carrier bearing. Is that right?

In the other photos, the bracket looks like it is supported off of the transmission crossmember.

Is there a dedicated crossmember for the bracket?

Thanks

Ken
The truck is a shortbed. I'd have to have the truck in front of me in order to answer your questions.
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Re: Parking brake return spring

Does anyone have a pic for a 61 c10 swb parking brake assembly?
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