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Power brake rod too short?

I had manual brakes so I picked up a MC/booster/bracket off of E-bay and installed it. The problem is my pedal had to go down about an inch to attach to the rod of the booster. I bled the brakes thoughroly and they work somewhatthe jeep stops better. I just don't have as much room between the pedal and firewall. I read the posting by Relsner and Vancopbs and all the replies. Do I need an adjustable rod too. Am I reading it right? The brakes work and the booster works I do notice a big difference but I am concerned with the little space I have between the pedal and firewall. Does my fibergalass body have any thing to do with it?

Any help is grealy needed and appreciated.
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Re: Power brake rod too short?

For sure the glass body extra thickness is a factor. Go to tri-county gear ( I think this is who sells it), and install their adjustable bracket rod. Lets you adjust the length to your needs. This will at least rule that out as a cause to the problem, and it good to have in any case.

Worked for my Jeep. I have a glass body and converted from manual to power brakes.
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Re: Power brake rod too short?

Thanks thats exactly what I had in mind!

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Re: Power brake rod too short?

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For sure the glass body extra thickness is a factor. Go to tri-county gear ( I think this is who sells it), and install their adjustable bracket rod. Lets you adjust the length to your needs. This will at least rule that out as a cause to the problem, and it good to have in any case.

Worked for my Jeep. I have a glass body and converted from manual to power brakes.

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Ditto... we got the tri-county gear adjustable rod, too

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Re: Power brake rod too short?

Mee Too. TCG Adjustable rod cured my 'Glass Body Ills. You ~can~ cut/lengthen/weld your brake rod, but I wasn't a fan of doing that (ordering a part was easier anyways).
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Re: Power brake rod too short?

If your as cheap as me and in a hurry, I just did this cause I had the same problem with my fiberglass tub.



I just bought a piece of pipe with the right ID and weded it on.
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