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Eds-68-Chevy

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Emergency/parking brake cable question

Post by Eds-68-Chevy on Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:59 am

Will a right rear 1967 and 1968 Chevrolet van G10 1/2 ton emergency/parking brake cable fit a 1968 GMC Handi Van? Are they the same? The part number is EIS 2570.
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Re: Emergency/parking brake cable question

Post by Twinpilot001 on Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:27 pm

cant say for 100%!! yet id bet -YES!! Lengths of vans usually only differences!! cheers
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Re: Emergency/parking brake cable question

Post by dougtappan on Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:28 pm

Hey Ed I'm in Hopkinton. Would love to see your van and get some pictures for reassembling my 67 I couldn't get your IM to work.
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Eds-68-Chevy

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Re: Emergency/parking brake cable question

Post by Eds-68-Chevy on Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:03 am

Okay thanks Twinpilot001. That doesn't really help me much. I don't want to buy the brake cable and have it not fit. What really sucks is that my emergency/parking cable is good its just that the spring for it (behind the brake drum) rotted away and there's no way to replace just the spring. I have to buy a whole new cable. I'll keep looking for a solution.

Thanks
Ed
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Re: Emergency/parking brake cable question

Post by Eds-68-Chevy on Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:22 am

Hey dougtappan

I don't know how to use IM or anything else on this website but you can find some old pictures I have of my van in the gallery. I've done a lot of work to my van since then but don't have any new pictures right now. (my van is covered up and put away for winter)

Once Spring hits and I start driving my van again I'm going to take new photos and a couple video's. I'm looking forward to seeing your van. It's nice to know I'm not the only one in Mass that has a 60's van. I never see them around here. I could take a ride to your house with my van when the weather gets better and take a look at your van....and you could see my van in person if that will help you. I live in Haverhill, Ma.

I'm sure all the van owners on this site have some good photos you could look at as well.

Ed
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Re: Emergency/parking brake cable question

Post by donivan65 on Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:46 am

well Ed,,,my EIS book says all the 2nd Gens use the same parking brake cables,,,,there are lefts and rights,,,,,and if you want to send someone a PM,,,,,(Private Message), click on the orange arrow next to the persons name....




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Re: Emergency/parking brake cable question

Post by donivan65 on Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:30 pm

the answer might be somewhere in this item,,,,,


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-1967-68-Chevy-GMC-van-right-rear-brake-cable-/310272027199
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Re: Emergency/parking brake cable question

Post by Eds-68-Chevy on Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:54 pm

Yeah donivan65 that's the parking brake cable I've been looking at. The seller has no info on it. Only that it fits 1967 and 1968 Chevrolet van G10 1/2 ton and 1967 GMC van G1600 1/2 ton. It doesn't even say what wheel base its for. I'm trying to find a right rear parking cable for my 68 gmc handi van 90" wb.
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Post by dougtappan on Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:29 pm

Thats strange that a 68 would use the same length cable because unlike the "E" vans the wheel base is longer on the 108's. I will be in the market for a pair of cables also ......But I did see a post here of a company that will custom build the cables for us. Let me do some digging.
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Re: Emergency/parking brake cable question

Post by donivan65 on Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:09 pm

A 108 surely needs 18" more cable somewhere,,,,,,either the front, 2 rears or maybe some intermediate cable,,,,,,,,I don't know if you can believe all these different part numbers,,,,,let me see if I can measure a 1st Gen so we have something to compare the others to......
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Re: Emergency/parking brake cable question

Post by donivan65 on Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:07 pm

OK,,,these are 1st Gen 90wb cables,,,,probably the same as a 2nd Gen,,,,,the left housing is 24 7/8" long with a 51 1/2" long cable in it,,,right side housing is 23 3/4" with a longer 59' cable in it,,,,,I have a broken cable that the spring that holds the cable to the park brake arm can come off the cable if you roll it off,,,,you can have it if thats all you need,,,,








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Re: Emergency/parking brake cable question

Post by michael swann on Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:25 pm

I just ordered a front cable for my 108 from these guys. http://www.bruinbrakecables.com

Talked to Jeremy...nice guy.
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Eds-68-Chevy

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Re: Emergency/parking brake cable question

Post by Eds-68-Chevy on Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:38 pm

I'll try Home Depot or my local hardware store first and take a look at what they have for Compression Springs. They should have the same size spring I need somewhere. My cables are good. I just need one spring for the right side.
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Re: Emergency/parking brake cable question

Post by donivan65 on Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:56 pm

,,,that spring aint nothing special,,,,,,its 6 1/4" long,,,,,sounds like a plan,,,,,
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Re: Emergency/parking brake cable question

Post by GMman on Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:29 pm

Ed

1966 cables are not the same as 1967-68 E-brake cables. I got my cables from
Methods Distributors & Manufactures Inc.
104 Sayton Road
Fox Lake Road, IL. 60020
Ph# 888 599 6500
Ask for Jeremy Becker
Jeremy@methodsmanufacturing.com

They didn't have cables for my 1966 G-van so I sent my old cables to them and I had to pay $35 for them to make new schematics for 66 cables. The cables are superior to the old cables because the outer casing is sealed and the cable is coated. I paid $16.95 for each cable plus the $35 for the schematic fee. They have the 1967-68 cables on hand and the price is around the same as the 1966 cables.
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Re: Emergency/parking brake cable question

Post by Space Truckin on Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:09 am

All good info/ contacts study
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Re: Emergency/parking brake cable question

Post by Seth G on Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:27 pm

GMman wrote:Ed

1966 cables are not the same as 1967-68 E-brake cables. I got my cables from
Methods Distributors & Manufactures Inc.
104 Sayton Road
Fox Lake Road, IL. 60020
Ph# 888 599 6500
Ask for Jeremy Becker
Jeremy@methodsmanufacturing.com

They didn't have cables for my 1966 G-van so I sent my old cables to them and I had to pay $35 for them to make new schematics for 66 cables. The cables are superior to the old cables because the outer casing is sealed and the cable is coated. I paid $16.95 for each cable plus the $35 for the schematic fee. They have the 1967-68 cables on hand and the price is around the same as the 1966 cables.

http://www.mdm-sales.com/Home.html

That's a good deal GMman. I'm going to get a hold of these guy's and see what they can do for E-van rear cables. Bruin wanted $75 for the engineering fee and $15-45 for each cable depending on what went into making them.

Thanks for the info!
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Re: Emergency/parking brake cable question

Post by vanny on Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:07 pm

GMman, That's great for everyone! You're a Good Man for gettin er done!!! Seth, please let us E-guys know if you have good news further down the line...Love this site!!! cheers


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Re: Emergency/parking brake cable question

Post by Space Truckin on Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:30 am

Seth G wrote:
GMman wrote:Ed

1966 cables are not the same as 1967-68 E-brake cables. I got my cables from
Methods Distributors & Manufactures Inc.
104 Sayton Road
Fox Lake Road, IL. 60020
Ph# 888 599 6500
Ask for Jeremy Becker
Jeremy@methodsmanufacturing.com

They didn't have cables for my 1966 G-van so I sent my old cables to them and I had to pay $35 for them to make new schematics for 66 cables. The cables are superior to the old cables because the outer casing is sealed and the cable is coated. I paid $16.95 for each cable plus the $35 for the schematic fee. They have the 1967-68 cables on hand and the price is around the same as the 1966 cables.


http://www.mdm-sales.com/Home.html

That's a good deal GMman. I'm going to get a hold of these guy's and see what they can do for E-van rear cables. Bruin wanted $75 for the engineering fee and $15-45 for each cable depending on what went into making them.

Thanks for the info!

Just got off phone w Methods they are infact Bruin Brake Cables....FWIW study
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Space Truckin

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Re: Emergency/parking brake cable question

Post by Space Truckin on Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:43 pm

Just ordered emergency brake lines from Bruin, Spoke w Greg (Owner)
1967 Chevrolet G10 90"wb bounce

Bruin Part numbers as follows:
Right rear 92478

Left Rear 92477

Front (suspect intermediate) 92476
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Eds-68-Chevy

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Re: Emergency/parking brake cable question

Post by Eds-68-Chevy on Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:44 pm

Great info thanks! I found the Bruin Brake Cables on Ebay. I have a different front cable number than you Space Truckin. I have Bruin part number 92436 for the front brake cable.

Rear right cable 92478.....
1967 Chevrolet Truck
G10/1500 1/2 Ton - Van 90" wheel base
1969 - 1970
Chevrolet Truck
G10/1500 1/2 Ton - Van 90" wheel base
1967 - 1970
GMC Truck
G1500 1/2 Ton - Van

Rear left cable 92477 .....
1967 Chevrolet Truck
G10/1500 1/2 Ton - Van 90" wheel base
1969 - 1970
Chevrolet Truck
G10/1500 1/2 Ton - Van 90" wheel base
1967 - 1970
GMC Truck
G1500 1/2 Ton - Van

Front cable 92436 .....
1967 thru 1970 Chevy G10 & G20 Van with 90" wheel base

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121687527184?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

http://www.ebay.com/itm/110980565428?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121093963712?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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Re: Emergency/parking brake cable question

Post by Space Truckin on Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:58 pm

Absolutely correct, when I spoke with Greg of Bruin Cables I wrote front number wrong, it is Bruin part #92436 .....my bad study
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Re: Emergency/parking brake cable question

Post by Seth G on Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:15 pm

Space Truckin wrote:

Just got off phone w Methods they are infact Bruin Brake Cables....FWIW study

Good to know. Strange they quoted me $40 more for the engineering fee. I've got a new query to them through the MDM portal. I let you know how it goes.
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Re: Emergency/parking brake cable question

Post by No1rascal on Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:38 pm

Speaking of ebrake cables, does anyone know if a 1st & 2nd gen front cable are the same?
Obviously we are talking about a 90 wb.

Thanks
Scott

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