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aarvig

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Fitting parking brake cables
« on: January 14, 2017, 09:58:04 pm »
Hey guys!  Just curious, what is the best way to cut/shorten the cable housings?  What about the actual cables?  I was just going to use a hacksaw or bandsaw and thought I better ask on here to see if there are any tips available. ;)
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Re: Fitting parking brake cables
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2017, 07:25:50 pm »
Either hacksaw or bandsaw will work - make sure to take the inner cable out first  :-[

Also, check your axle articulation before you cut to the final length. Very difficult to use if you cut them too short

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Re: Fitting parking brake cables
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2017, 10:59:31 pm »
Good call on the cable length.  How do I know if I have enough to accommodate for the live axle travel?
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Re: Fitting parking brake cables
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2017, 11:05:11 am »
Aaron, here is how I routed my e-brake cables:

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Re: Fitting parking brake cables
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2017, 12:19:36 pm »
The most frequently used tool in my build was a hand-held pneumatic cutting wheel.  For smaller diameter cable a cable cutter is the better call.  Just be sure to tightly tape the cable and cut through the tape to avoid fraying.     

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Re: Fitting parking brake cables
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2017, 07:32:50 pm »
How do I know if I have enough to accommodate for the live axle travel?

Remove the springs from the coil-overs. Raise the frame and let the axle hang on the shocks - that will be your full down position. Then raise the axle till it contacts the stops, that will be your full up position.

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Re: Fitting parking brake cables
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2017, 08:42:05 pm »
How do I know if I have enough to accommodate for the live axle travel?

Remove the springs from the coil-overs. Raise the frame and let the axle hang on the shocks - that will be your full down position. Then raise the axle till it contacts the stops, that will be your full up position.

Got it...thanks!
Now I lay rubber down the street, I pray for traction I can keep, but if I spin and begin to slide, please dear Lord, protect my hide.