emergency brake alternative???

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  1. mjoc

    mjoc Veteran Member

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    I'm Looking for an alternative to the floor mounted kick panel mounted emergency brake. I was wondering what others have done to relocate. How well does it work for you? and was it worth it?

    Michael
     
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    installed an e stop electric parking brake in a customers 70 gto and it works good. no handles.
     
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    Looked at the price of that and $450.00 - $500.00 is way more then I would want to spend on a e brake. with the possibility of it failing locked on.


    Michael
     
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    Did you use the existing cables or do you not need them at all? I looked them up, but the description wasn't too clear.
     
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    I would think since it has to be mounted somewhere firm. That you would need to mount on the subframe and would require new cables, to fit the new application.

    Michael
     
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    There is a thread here where one of the members put a pull-handle type e-brake in an aftermarket center console. I will see if I can find it and post a link here.

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    Found the project thread where they installed a pull handle e-brake, starts at posting #437

    http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showthread.php?t=228177&page=30
     
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    4th gen Camaro center console and e-brake
     
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    Yeah that's the lokar unit....
     
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    the e stop you have to mount solid to the frame and make new cables. the customer lives in newyork and puts it on with a wireless remote to avoid theft if they get the car started.
     

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