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Old 09-07-2020, 04:36 PM   #1
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Default Parking brake cables when switching a 37 to hydraulics

When switching a 37 Ford over to 39/40 style hubs and hydraulic brakes, do off-the-shelf (repro) cables still work, without any mod's to activate the e-brakes? Thanks in advance
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Old 09-08-2020, 06:22 AM   #2
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Default Re: Parking brake cables when switching a 37 to hydraulics

On the '37, are the e-brakes actuated by the same rod / cable that the service brakes use? Have you looked into using the same cable used by '39 and up? (Sorry that I don't know that much about the brakes on these years but no one else responded.)
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Default Re: Parking brake cables when switching a 37 to hydraulics

When you switched to hydraulic brakes, you changed the backing plates. The new plates do not have the sheathed cable attachment points but just the cable. You need to change the cable from the hand brake lever to the 39 up style, get the bracket that attaches to the rear radius rods for the hand brake cable and the unsheathed cable with equalizer to the rear brakes.
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There are at least two lengths, 107.25" and 122", that you can consider. If you need to shorten the cable, it can be done with crimp sleeves and a NicoPress tool. This is one thread talking about the tool and cables.


https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...highlight=crim


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