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CJ narrow to wide swap E-Brake problem

This weekend, with the much help from Tom85CJ, we swapped a wide 20 under my 78CJ7. The problem is that with 2.5" of lift and the added width of the wide track, the Emergency Brake lines are too short. I called around and no one has longer E-Brake lines. Also, to make it more interesting, we kept the 11" drums in back. Any ideas on where to locate some long E-brake lines that will work with the 11" drums? [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Re: CJ narrow to wide swap E-Brake problem

Here's what you do....

I just went through this when I swapped a scout d44 into my 78 CJ7. I got ebrake cables from an 86. Yes, they are for 10 inch drums but they'll work just fine. Since that year CJ used "wide" axles, the lengths are okay. If you go to www.partsamerica.com you can see pictures of the cables. The pictures helped me because I needed to see the cable ends, and to make sure they fit the "round hole" on the the back of the brake backing plate.

Hope that helps.

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If you can't find them there, check LOKAR , they universal e-brake cable kits that should work for you....

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Re: CJ narrow to wide swap E-Brake problem

Make your own extensions using some aircraft cable and clamps. I made my own dual e-brakes (poor man's locker) using the levers, cable, and turnbuckles to tension them.
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I ran into a similar problem when I stretched my frame and went SOA. I got two late model CJ-7 passenger side e-brake cables (equalizer to brake) and ran one on each side. I think I paid $12 each for them at http://www.jeepdoc.com part# 3233904

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Re: CJ narrow to wide swap E-Brake problem

Thanks for the help guys. I'm going to use 2 of the passenger side cables and that should get it squared away. I'm just suprised that no one offers extended lentgh cables as a kit like brake lines.
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Re: CJ narrow to wide swap E-Brake problem

As you do more and more custom work to your Jeep you will start finding less and lees "Kits" that are usefull and hopefully start making things your self.
Part of building your Jeep is just that making and building parts and peices by hand yourself.

That's the best and least expensive way, I hope you figure it out cause you will save lots of $$ if you do.

BTW I had a similar E-brake issue when I swapped in my 9" rear with disks. My solution was to run no e-brake!

So far so good, it's not like my stock e-brake was reliable anyways.
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Re: CJ narrow to wide swap E-Brake problem

mrmacrro,
Agreed. Some things I will fabricate or piecemeal on my own. Take a look under my hood or under my CJ and you will find some interesting things. However, a $13 cable that I use daily to keep my Jeep in place and take the weight off the tranny is worth every penny. It's a daily driver and I occasinally have to park on an incline. If the cable was $50, I would've spent more time trying to figure out another solution. Also, can't pass inspection without an e-brake in TX.
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