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Subject: [oletrucks] Stock Parking Brake - Help!
From: "Thomas, Robert" <RThomas@ButteCounty.net>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 13:36:51 -0700
The stock parking brake no longer locks when I depress the pedal.
Since I often park on an incline, that creates certain problems.  So, I
have questions:

1.    Is there a way to adjust the parking brake latching mechanism
itself?  (I have adjusted the cables)
2.    Is there a way to refurbish the parking brake latching mechanism?
I am not a machinist nor do I have access to a machine shop.  I have
simple hand tools at this time, and a little patience.
3.    Is there an after market source for "unworn" parking brake parts?
4.    If there is no answer to the first 3 questions, then is there a
way I can adapt a later ratchet-style parking brake assembly to pull the
stock cables.  I saw a recent article on an installation of more recent
parking brake assemblies in the 55-2 through 59 trucks, but have not
seen such for the AD trucks.

Any help is appreciated.

Robert Thomas
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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