Has anyone successfully made their parking brake functional with Blazer rear disc.

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gnvair

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I know guys have done it with the 98-02 F body stuff. Those are significantly different.
I just spent the last hour searching posts for anyone that was successful in making the 2 wheel drive Blazer rear discs have a functional parking brake and did not come up with anyone.
 

spidereyes455

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Yes, I did it on my 81 grand prix. I used the blazer rear brake cables and had to do a little bit of modification to hook them up to the g body intermediate cable. Though that was so long ago I don't remember exactly how I did it.
But yes it can be done.
 
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81cutlass

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Yes.

I used the blazer rear cable assembly and then spliced it to the G body front cable under the driver's floor pan.

I don't have any pictures as it's on my 2+2 which is in storage 200 miles away.

I had to weld a small bracket on the frame to anchor the blazer cable sheith and then made an adapter linkage to go from there blazer cable to the F body one.
 
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86LK

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there is a way to do it and has been done over on the elcaminocentral forum. let me see if I can find that thread.....

(20 minutes later....) not finding it but someone did remedy by making a bolt-on bracket so it clears the shock mount. I clearly remember the picture basically being an L-shaped piece of metal with a slot in it for the cable to rest in and a larger hole for the cable end to go thru and rest in the slot.
kinda like this...

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obviously, context helps but until I find that piece that's the best I can do
 

383_GrandPrix

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Yes.

I used the blazer rear cable assembly and then spliced it to the G body front cable under the driver's floor pan.

I don't have any pictures as it's on my 2+2 which is in storage 200 miles away.

I had to weld a small bracket on the frame to anchor the blazer cable sheith and then made an adapter linkage to go from there blazer cable to the F body one.
If you get a chance to take a picture of what you did to get the cables to work I would also be interested.
 
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gnvair

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I was able to get the parking brake working. I used new Blazer cable assemblies.
I used Dorman number C96074 for the right side cutting the cable end on the forward portion. I cut the threaded adjuster with a good 12 inches of cable off of the original right side cable. I put the 2 together with cable clamps.
I used Raybestos number BCS95540 for the left side. I had to shorten the housing. I cut one fitting end off the housing and shortened the housing then welded the fitting end back on. I cut the barrel end off of the forward end of the cable (the part that attaches to the coupler that connects to the cable attached to the pedal. I made a new cable end (barrel) out of 3/8" steel rod. I drilled a hole for the cable to go through. I pulled the cable tight and cut the cable to length. I then welded the end (barrel) on to the cable. A little bit of work, but the parking brake works great now.
 
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I was able to get the parking brake working. I used new Blazer cable assemblies.
I used Dorman number C96074 for the right side cutting the cable end on the forward portion. I cut the threaded adjuster with a good 12 inches of cable off of the original right side cable. I put the 2 together with cable clamps.
I used Raybestos number BCS95540 for the left side. I had to shorten the housing. I cut one fitting end off the housing and shortened the housing then welded the fitting end back on. I cut the barrel end off of the forward end of the cable (the part that attaches to the coupler that connects to the cable attached to the pedal. I made a new cable end (barrel) out of 3/8" steel rod. I drilled a hole for the cable to go through. I pulled the cable tight and cut the cable to length. I then welded the end (barrel) on to the cable. A little bit of work, but the parking brake works great now.
Any pics of the finished products
 
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dmac35242

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I'll sub this thread for info.
My Blazer discs are on and working fine.
No parking brake.
 
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