1. Registration trouble? Please use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom right corner of the page and your issue will be resolved.
    Dismiss Notice

Parking Brake Handle

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Steve's 70-5, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. Jan 3, 2020
    Steve's 70-5

    Steve's 70-5 Member 2020 Sponsor

    Louisville, Ky
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Messages:
    909
    Putting rear disc brakes on the Jeep. The calipers have parking brakes on them. There was a thread were the handle was put between the seats. Anyone know what handle/leveler they used? I searched and can no find it.
     
  2. Jan 3, 2020
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

    Maryland
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2008
    Messages:
    683
    Lokar makes a nice one. I'm pretty sure that build was carried over from the 2a page. It's a Photobucket victim though. 1948 CJ2A restomod build
     
  3. Jan 4, 2020
    Norcal69

    Norcal69 Out of the box thinker 2020 Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

    Northern California
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2014
    Messages:
    1,363
    ojgrsoi likes this.
  4. Jan 4, 2020
    PeteL

    PeteL Member 2020 Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

    Hills of NH
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2003
    Messages:
    6,701
    M38A1 handle is between the seats, works well, and could be adapted.

    image.png
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2020
    ojgrsoi and tymbom like this.
  5. Jan 4, 2020
    Keys5a

    Keys5a Sponsor

    Florida Keys
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2014
    Messages:
    2,430
    Those Orscheln brake levers (your forklift lever) were used on Willys Wagons from the factory from about '60-'64, so they are original to some Jeeps. This operated the rear 11" drum brake parking brake cables.
    -Donny
     
    ojgrsoi likes this.
  6. Jan 4, 2020
    scott milliner

    scott milliner Master Fabricator

    Seattle Wa.
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2002
    Messages:
    2,050
    I use a military handle as well.

    [​IMG]
     
    ojgrsoi and tymbom like this.
  7. Jan 4, 2020
    duffer

    duffer Rodent Power 2019 Sponsor

    Bozeman, MT
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Messages:
    2,602
    I used 70's vintage Corolla handles in my 3B.

    The left side is mechanically (rods/bearing ends) linked to the transfercase brake. Both were originally hooked individually to each side 4 decades back when I had 11x2 brakes on it. When those were swapped for discs, that lever was appropriated for the hydraulic brake on the Warn 5721 winch. It isn't hooked to anything now.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Jan 4, 2020
    tymbom

    tymbom Member

    Siskiyou Co.
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2012
    Messages:
    604
    I'd like to see more of your set up, specifically the part under the handle that changes the pull from vertical to horizontal...
     
  9. Jan 4, 2020
    PeteL

    PeteL Member 2020 Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

    Hills of NH
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2003
    Messages:
    6,701

    Scott, I liked your adaptation, and have wondered if it would be equally possible to mount the works under the floor?
     
  10. Jan 5, 2020
    scott milliner

    scott milliner Master Fabricator

    Seattle Wa.
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2002
    Messages:
    2,050
    Its just a pully bolted to the floor. I would of liked to of had the cable mounted more forward to get leverage. I couldn't figure out how to do it because of the ratchet locking mechanism was in the way.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2020
    ojgrsoi and tymbom like this.
  11. Jan 7, 2020
    BadGoat

    BadGoat How High Can You Climb?

    St Croix, USVI
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2017
    Messages:
    160
    I used a Lokar handle and cable set up to actuate the parking brakes. I put the handle on the trans tunnel, under the front bench seat, so just the handle part sticks out form beneath the seat. My rear calipers are from a 79 Cadillac and seem to work fine.
     
    ojgrsoi likes this.
  12. Jan 11, 2020
    Rick Whitson

    Rick Whitson Detroit Area 2020 Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

    I live South of...
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2014
    Messages:
    1,145
    I think I saw an article where a member used a 60's Mustang parking brake handle between the seats, looked like it belonged there. Good luck
     

Share This Page

New Posts