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Old 11-10-2017, 04:50 PM   #1
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Default emergency brake tube

anyone replace the emergency brake tube (on rear backing plates) on a '46 ford brakes? on my backing plates they are bent and rusted out.
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Old 11-10-2017, 06:26 PM   #2
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Check reply #10 on this thread. https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...65#post1548765
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Old 11-10-2017, 07:20 PM   #3
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Easy fix; cut the old one out and weld in a replacement. Clings list replacement tubes; on the other hand they are simple to make out hydraulic tubing.
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Old 11-10-2017, 07:46 PM   #4
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Default Re: emergency brake tube

I've done two sets of rear '39-'48 backing plates with E brake tubes that I made from a section of 1/2" diameter steel tubing. This was about 10 years ago, so I have forgotten some of the details. I can remember forming the new tubes to be as close as possible to an original tube mounted in a backing plate that happened to be in very good condition. After forming them, I brazed them back in place on backing plates. Worked well for me.

I also recall that someone had posted on this forum where these tubes were being reproduced by a well known early Ford V8 parts supplier.
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:19 PM   #5
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I asked the same question on this forum last year. got great answers. 1/2" tubing formed with tubing bender and flatten 1/2" lock washer and weld on outside end of tube to hold rubber boot.weld or braze onto backing plate. hard part is removing old tube.
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:37 PM   #6
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Home-brew tubes made as described above.
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Old 11-11-2017, 05:08 AM   #7
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thanks for the good information.
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:36 AM   #8
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You can purchase 3' lengths of the exact diameter and wall thickness tubing from McMaster Carr.
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:44 PM   #10
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In case you don't want to fab them, Drake lists them also.
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