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Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 12:45 pm 
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Hay has anyone ever changed the handbreak from that silly in dash one to a center consol lever style before??
Is/would it be difficult?
Coz it would make life soooo much easyer.
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Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 2:23 pm 
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"Coz it would make life (cough, drifting, cough) soooo much easyer"

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:07 pm 
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hahahaha busted. not just that but iv got a few radios mounted near it and its annoying having it there. So just thort of moving it. simple right??

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:34 pm 
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Well its only a cable system, so easy, yes

Legal, I dont know. Modifying a safety feature of the car might come under a dark cloud

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:20 pm 
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pffft learn to drift without a ebrake rofl
feel for me, mines a brick i keep in the tray!
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Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:59 am 
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james_xf2 wrote:
pffft learn to drift without a ebrake rofl
feel for me, mines a brick i keep in the tray!


that would make for some interesting hill starts :shock:

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:54 pm 
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not just that but iv got a few radios mounted near it and its annoying having it there. So just thort of moving it. simple right??


I have thought of the same thing for the same reason. Have seen a couple on here that have been modded but can't remember whose they were :? Far too many rums ago :twisted:

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:08 pm 
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feesable, get a mod plate done up for it, hey might lookinto it and get the boss to do the mod plate for me

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:09 pm 
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feesable, get a mod plate done up for it, hey might lookinto it and get the boss to do the mod plate for me

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:30 pm 
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I got rid of my handbrake the other week ...

oh wait i re read the post your talking about something different.

you shouldnt beed a mod plate, there is people on here somewher ethat have put EF/L interiors in to EA-D and changed the handbrake. I think its just a matter of changing the brackets over, maybe cutting a whole in the floor lol

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:26 am 
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Not as easy as one would think.
The existing dash h/b has a very long travel which is what is needed to actuate the rear h/b mech and not have them drag.
The EF/EL handbrake hads a very much smaller pull because the EF/EL uses seperate drums for the h/b. I tried modding the lever system to get the required movement but it does not seem to work well. Not enought pull to actuate the h/b well and if set to work ok the h/b drags when in off position.
From those who I spoke too about this said that they had replaced the whole rear axle and used the full h/b system from the EF/EL. You can fit the centre h/b with a bit of fiddling, but to do it properly you need to cut a section from the floor and replace it with the appropriate piece cut from an EF/EL. Most likley to need engineers cert.
So its up to you if you want to fiddle around, but be prepared to get fraustrated with it if you do not go the EF/EL route.
Please let me know if you find out how to get it working.
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Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:45 am 
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just takes practice to use the old lever....LOL
the old ED wagon used to drift beautifully
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Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:05 pm 
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znipa-x wrote:
james_xf2 wrote:
pffft learn to drift without a ebrake rofl
feel for me, mines a brick i keep in the tray!


that would make for some interesting hill starts :shock:


If you need a handbrake for a hill start you need to go back to driving school for advanced drivers :roll: :roll: :twisted:

 

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