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BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER.... A's, G's & E's


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    Emergency brake handle

    Timh74
    Timh74


    Number of posts : 8
    Location : St. Louis mo
    Registration date : 2022-01-07

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    Post by Timh74 Thu Feb 23, 2023 9:20 pm

    Thinking about make some e brake handles like the originals anyone interested?

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    sweetvan
    sweetvan


    Number of posts : 245
    Location : Ventura, CA, 93003
    Registration date : 2013-12-16

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    Post by sweetvan Fri Feb 24, 2023 2:14 pm

    Do you mean just the handle? Yes, I'd be interested.

    (I'd also be interested to know how to repair/replace just the ratchet spring on the stock A100 emergency brake handle assembly).


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    kiwimopar
    kiwimopar


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    Location : New Zealand
    Registration date : 2010-01-23

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    Post by kiwimopar Fri Feb 24, 2023 5:00 pm

    Timh74 wrote:Thinking about make some e brake handles like the originals anyone interested?

    I'm in for one if you get them made.
    Just let me know.
    69
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    Number of posts : 445
    Location : Germany, Nds
    Registration date : 2016-10-18

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    Post by 69 Sat Feb 25, 2023 3:22 pm

    I fixed the original ratchet mechanism with a new spring; I'll try to find my post about it and post it here.
    69
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    Location : Germany, Nds
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    Post by 69 Sat Feb 25, 2023 3:28 pm

    Here it is; although not that good to understand; it's just a small round spring with ca. 3-4 rounds to hold the clip properly to the ratcheted handle.

    https://vintage-vans.forumotion.com/t53316p50-new-from-germany-69-a100-pickup#248597
    sweetvan
    sweetvan


    Number of posts : 245
    Location : Ventura, CA, 93003
    Registration date : 2013-12-16

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    Post by sweetvan Sun Feb 26, 2023 8:32 pm

    69 wrote:Here it is; although not that good to understand; it's just a small round spring with ca. 3-4 rounds to hold the clip properly to the ratcheted handle.

    https://vintage-vans.forumotion.com/t53316p50-new-from-germany-69-a100-pickup#248597

    Thanks, PM sent to 69.
    Didn't mean to hijack your thread.
    69
    69


    Number of posts : 445
    Location : Germany, Nds
    Registration date : 2016-10-18

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    Post by 69 Mon Feb 27, 2023 8:41 am

    Just for everyone interested.

    I completely disassembled the front cable assembly - last step is to remove the pulley up and out.
    Then you get hold of the little retainer clip and can reinstall with a small spring. For reference, I made a screenshot of that German shop where I bought that little spring with all its technical details (remember, it's Millimeter, not inch - and if you click on that image, you'll get a bigger image to easily read the numbers).
    Re-installing the ball-end of the front cable might be a bit tricky, but absolutely do-able.

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