Alan, where did your friend get the cables? At the local parts store?
What are they designed to fit or is there a part number I can ask for?
I'm in the same scenario with my '51 1/2 ton and 12 bolt rear end. I
know I can get cables made, but I'd just as soon get some kind of
universal thing off the shelf if it's available -- it will make it
easier to replace later on.
Alan Quin wrote:
> This may be of some interest
> to members on the list. My 52 Canadian 93001/2 ton runs a 350-
> powerglide open to A'65 12 bolt rear. I have never been happy with the
> stock '65 park brake cables hooked to stock '52 cross shaft. I ordered
> repro cables, clevises and boots from Chevy Duty. I did not realize how
> the cables were bolted in to stock 52 backing plates. They will not
> fit, as my 12 bolt backing plates take a more modern cable anchored by a
> round spring clip. I figured I was stuck for cables, until my neighbour
> mechanic pal got a new universal cable assemblies, right style of spring
> anchor, thick neoprene covered steel armoured steel core AND a threaded
> adjusting rod you attach with set crews. We figured the length to cut
> each able using the Chevy Duty cables as samples, then we mounted them
> from backing plate, through the anchor bracket. And to clevis onto
> cross shafts. (I used factory assembly manual for pictures. ) Now I
> have functioning park brake, stock look and Chevy Duty will take back
> stock cables. My new cables aren't Taiwan-made. It bugs me to put
> off-shore stuff on my truck.
> I realize that suppliers have to source out their product wherever it is
> cheapest. I just wish products for N American vehicles could be made in
> our factories, the way it used to be when our economies were strong and
> catered to old coots like me.
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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