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Old April 22nd, 2013, 07:13 PM
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Default Parking brake issue HELP!

I am in dire need of some local help. My 64 has NO parking brake at all and the x-member and swivel points under the truck and the cables are missing. This is a safety issue as I need to drive this truck frequently for work. Anyone locally able to help me figure out some way to stop this truck? I am in the SF Bay Area
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 09:13 PM
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Default Re: Parking brake issue HELP!

By any chance, has your truck had a transmission swap? This seems to be the most common explanation for the missing crossmember.

If you are starting from scratch you might want to look at the 66-later cable arrangement (no crossmember). This is probably the easiest way to go if your transmission has been swapped. I believe the 66 setup was used until at least as late as 72.

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Old April 22nd, 2013, 10:28 PM
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Default Re: Parking brake issue HELP!

I don't know if it has been swapped. it was a 3 on the tree but it now still 3 spd but shifter is on floor. Does anyone have a how to for the 66-72 cable swap?
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Old April 23rd, 2013, 01:30 AM
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Default Re: Parking brake issue HELP!

If the 3 speed is original, my guess is that the crossmember might have interfered with the floor shift conversion, but that's only a guess.

This thread might be of some help:
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=527022

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Old March 28th, 2014, 02:26 PM
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Default Re: Parking brake issue HELP!

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Originally Posted by tatastruck View Post
I don't know if it has been swapped. it was a 3 on the tree but it now still 3 spd but shifter is on floor. Does anyone have a how to for the 66-72 cable swap?

Here is a look at parts of the system:
http://kieth.smugmug.com/Trucks/66-GMC/i-Kd8Z3KK/A


Where the cables attach to the trailing arm:

http://kieth.smugmug.com/Trucks/66-GMC/i-XpSthQS/A

another view:
http://kieth.smugmug.com/Trucks/66-GMC/i-v4Rpz77/A


look back along the drivers side of the frame you can see a little eyebolt that routes the cable toward the rear and attached to the frame of the truck:
http://kieth.smugmug.com/Trucks/66-GMC/i-cF24zB4/A


Just find a 66 at the salvage and rob all the e brake stuff........??
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