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EH Handbrake Return Spring

Hi All

I'm finally getting back on the wagon and after a huge period of no action, I'm spending a few days straight working on the EH :)

Anyway... I'm after some pictures/advice on the Handbrake return spring. The rear floor pans had been replaced and I'm guessing the hook/loop for the return spring went out with the old pans.
I've bought and tried fitting a stainless 'wire eye strap' (normally used on boats and wire fencing) but the cables running to the rear brakes hit the exhaust. The eye strap sits almost an inch lower than the floor so I'm wondering just how big the old one was - to clear the exhaust it'd have to be at least an inch and a half so am curious as to what it looks like and how strong it needs to be.

Any pics would be great
Cheers
Rob

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Rob, you'll find the rear cables hit the exhaust anyway. If you have a look in my shed pics, you'll see I did the whole rear end of my HR ute, which is a stocker (no lowerage, nothing) and the cables hit the exhaust on that. I wouldn't worry about it too much. The handbrake cable is purely mechanical and performs a very basic job, so if the spring you've used works, then use it.

Cheers, Matt

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my sedan i had, had a small hole in the end of the pass thru bolt into the horseshoe that the rear cable loops thru,the spring hooked in to there and there was a small hole in the rear floor pan that the other end of the spring attached to,not sure if it was standard or not,

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Hey Red

I put a pic in my shed it's not very good, it's dark cold wet and windy here! You can just see the spring behind the equalizer going to a bracket attached to the floor pan, eh is stock an it doesn't touch the exhaust. I can take better pics for you tomorrow, or i can email you some over the weekend.

Cheers
Ocker

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Thanks guys

Ocker - thanks heaps for the photo, a better quality one when you have a chance would be ace!

Cheers
Rob

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My Shed - Brown EH Special.

Hey Red,

Put up some more pics for you in my shed hth.

Cheers

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'we love football, meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars’

You're a champion! Thanks

That's exactly where I mounted mine but the cable still hits the exhaust - the exhaust must just sit a bit low. I'll tinker some more.

Thanks heaps for the photos though :)
Cheers
Rob

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