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DD78TA

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Park brake release
« on: March 25, 2018, 06:42:31 PM »


My e brake release just dangles there. It looks like there must be a piece off of the dash that held it up? Any suggestions for a fix with out replacing an otherwise good dash? Thanks, DD

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Re: Park brake release
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2018, 07:27:54 PM »
Is the brake holding? your cable maybe loss or broken.




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DD78TA

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Re: Park brake release
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2018, 09:37:32 PM »
Yes everything works great. the little pull handle I am holding just dangles there is all. I think there must have been part of that dash that maybe broke off that  held it up. I am asking what is supposed to be there to hold it in place. DD

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Re: Park brake release
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2018, 07:48:06 AM »
My 79 had this setup.  I modded it to pull from underneath and not use the cable.  I suspect somebody did the same with yours..



...though your mechanism looks different than stock



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Re: Park brake release
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2018, 11:53:51 AM »
The release lever should be supported by the parking brake assembly. Looks like something broke or has been modified. My lever is missing completely and I'm about to order a whole new assembly from Firebird Central, they're $70.

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Re: Park brake release
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2018, 11:53:51 AM »

DD78TA

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Re: Park brake release
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2018, 08:36:12 PM »
Thanks. Let me know if you don't mind how it's held up when you get it. I sure don't see anything broken off. Probably missing something really obvious as I am kind upside down looking at it.

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Re: Park brake release
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2018, 04:29:14 PM »
Thanks. Let me know if you don't mind how it's held up when you get it. I sure don't see anything broken off. Probably missing something really obvious as I am kind upside down looking at it.

I finally got my parking brake assembly. It's a little different than the original but close enough. It's very similar to the one that  scarebird posted. The lever goes through the frame and that's how it's held in place. There's something weird about yours since the tab that the lever is attached to is behind the frame on my new one and exposed on yours.





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DD78TA

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Re: Park brake release
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2018, 05:39:51 AM »
Thanks for the repsonse and pictures. I hate to get a new backet just to hold the lever up but let me know how it goes in if you don't mind.

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Re: Park brake release
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2018, 06:41:00 AM »
You could just make a zip tie bracket if all you want to do is hold it up... It would probably even function.
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Re: Park brake release
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2018, 06:41:00 AM »
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