By Joe M 1979 Date 2011-02-07 00:31
i have a 1958 vw dune buggy the problem is that i just bought a e brake handle due to the fact that i never had one the add said that it would work though it looks as if i can not install it due to the fact that wear the cable runs will not fit into the chassis hole any help would be nice thanks
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2011-02-07 03:53
Is it possible that the pan was shortened right across the hole that the E-brake handle should go?
What product did you buy? (can you hyperlink the part you bought from another web page or take a picture of it)?
How about a picture of the hole in the tunnel?
By Funnybug Date 2011-02-07 14:57
I have the same problem.
Whoever cut my pan in a previous life must have felt the Ebrake was too heavy for the car and made the cut there
By Joe M 1979 Date 2011-02-07 23:21
nope it is the wright hole due to the fact that my friend has a old one too and he has the same style hole only he has a e brake and it fits the cables atatch under insted of over the hole
By Joe M 1979 Date 2011-02-08 00:54
i just found this it is a 1957 oval bug e brake though when i buy it how do i put it together so that the e brake works i just dont see how i have to put the e brakes in http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1082136
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2011-02-08 02:50
The first one you bought... Was it a chromed one? I know a lot of the chrome ones will not fit because the chrome plating makes them too wide for the hole. Is that your issue? I re-read your post and understand that the cable portion will not fit. Maybe because of chrome plating?
By Joe M 1979 Date 2011-02-10 03:45
nope wrong e brake the image attached in the last post was the style i need though how does the e brake even hook up
By Joe M 1284 Date 2011-02-11 03:10
The E brake handle in the picture pushs a rod to the end of front frame head and then the cables run all the way back to the rear brakes from there. This is the handle I had on my 55. It is also thinner that the 58 handle, If your chassis is a 58 you will need a 58 - 67 e brake handle. http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=902798 The one with hoops for the cablee to go thru and adjust, The later one that balances a plate across the top that the cables go thur will work also but is not the correct one
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