1985 GMC Jimmy emergency brakes

Tiny
GARY_VANDENBURG
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Brakes problem
1985 GMC Jimmy V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic? Miles

is there a way to re route your E-brakes? Im thinking that the cable will get caught up on something.
I was going to cut them off but I figure I see if I could move them around first.
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Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 AT 8:40 PM

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Tiny
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The brake cable shouldn't get caught on anything unless you have changed something. AS far as rerouting, we recommend staying with how the manufacturer designed it to be.
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Saturday, September 5th, 2009 AT 10:57 PM
Tiny
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Sorry I guess I should of included that I took the stock 10 bolt out and installed a 14 bolt. The cable on the 14 bolt is longer then the 10 bolt.
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Sunday, September 6th, 2009 AT 10:38 AM
Tiny
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OK, now I understand your concern. However, because it's not OEM, I can't picture it. Is the anyway for you to up load a picture so I can tell what is going on?
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Sunday, September 6th, 2009 AT 1:51 PM
Tiny
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Well I tried to upload the picture and nothing happen so I tried to add it as a avatar and it still wont load. I'll post it on myspace page if you want to take a look. Gary_vandenburg@yahoo. Com
ok theres two cables for each drum they meet up to make a single connection about a foot in front of the left rear tire, then that cable runs to another connection that is located on the inside of the frame (on the left side of truck) right under where the driver seat is located. Then another cable runs from that connection to the e-brake pedal.
Im pretty sure you already new that. Now from the two connection I have an extra two feet so picture a big loop in the middle of the two connection. Right now I have the cable zip tied to the frame.
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Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 AT 6:33 PM
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I clicked on your link, but all it does is take me to an email. I think I can picture what you are saying. The only thing I can think of is (and this is hard to explain) if you look under a early 90's dakota truck, you will find an adjuster. It fits through an opening on the frame and is threaded on the opposite side of the frame. THere is a slide on it that the cable rides on and you adjust e-brake by tightening it. Maybe if you were to get 2 or those, one for each side, you may be able to take up the slack.
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Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 AT 6:41 PM
Tiny
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I'll take a look on one I figure im going to need to fab something all the article I read about swapping a 14 bolt over does not say anything about the e-brake. With that myspace thing you a myspace account and then you would need to type in my name under people search.
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Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 AT 7:51 PM
Tiny
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Take a look at one and let me know what you think. On the Dakotas they are on the passanger side aprox below the door area.
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Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 AT 8:53 PM

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