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I did the early to late model rear end swap a while back, but now Im trying to figure out the E-brake cable. I swapped the entire rear with all the 96 parts including the E-brake cable. My problem is that with the 85 handle the cable is to long and with the 96 handle the cable is to short.:huh:

If I use the 85 handle and the 96 cable it is only 1 1/2" to long so do I just add a new stop to the cable? Perhaps someone has already crossed this hurdle and knows what works?
 

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You could add a stop maybe first recheck your routing of the cable maybe you can make up some room on the too short one
 

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You could add a stop maybe first recheck your routing of the cable maybe you can make up some room on the too short one
I agree! I would check the routing, but adding a stop doesnt sound like such a bad idea! Also dont confine yourself to the factory connections... Go to the hardware store and get a couple cable clamps (very inexpensive and extremely simple to use) and play around with pulling some slack out of different cables and just clamp them together! :D
 

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Ok in the end I wound up using a new cable clamp to make up the diff.

Just for the info, the E-brake handle is in two diff locations on early and late model cars. Early model cars are at least three inches rear of the late model.
 
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