E brake/ parking brake needed!?!?!

J_garnz

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Dec 5, 2021
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In the process of upgrading brakes ( blazer spindle and caliper up front) I'm wanting to do the rear in disc brakes too. I'm wondering with either the aftermarket kits or the 00 LS Camaro rears, the E brake is necessary? I've never used one in an automatic car. The aftermarket kits have optional E brake or no, and I assume if you don't run one with the 00 Camaro parts there will be no issue. Anyone with pros vs cons? I live in a flat state and the car is a warm weather cruiser.
 

ssn696

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You want a P brake. Unlike an automatic with a parking pawl, you do not want to go rolling.
I used the Camaro brakes, not sure what the Blazer provides to engage the Shoe, but the backing plate has a built in cable bracket. I made adapter brackets to connect the G body cable end to the P brake levers.
 

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johnnunez29

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You want a P brake. Unlike an automatic with a parking pawl, you do not want to go rolling.
I used the Camaro brakes, not sure what the Blazer provides to engage the Shoe, but the backing plate has a built in cable bracket. I made adapter brackets to connect the G body cable end to the P brake levers.
can you share a pic of what you did to attach it to the backing plate? im currently on this project. tia
 

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dmac35242

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Dec 23, 2021
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I did the Blazer rear for two main reasons.
#1...I'm cheap
#2...I have a Pull-A-Part nearby that helps me be cheap.
Good bang for the buck using 98% factory parts and 2% creativity.
 

Built6spdMCSS

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can you share a pic of what you did to attach it to the backing plate? im currently on this project. tia
Are you asking about how the Ebrake cable connects into linkage on the backing plate?

I'll edit my thread and post it when I'm done.
 

johnnunez29

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May 9, 2022
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Are you asking about how the Ebrake cable connects into linkage on the backing plate?

I'll edit my thread and post it when I'm done.
Yea. I purchased my kit through big brake upgrade and it is a backing plate with a lever. I’m sure I can figure something out. Just figured some of you guys must’ve already done this several times lol
 

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