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11-25-2019 07:27 PM
BagusJeep There is an earlier link to someone else who did this but his caliper looks different.

In any event he said "E-brake cable will have to be made longer, i used steel tube and made new cable using wire rope. worked great. the stock e-brake things plugged snug in the cable holder. you can pretty much see how all the shat goes on"

You need to bring the cable under the axle and up from below and wrap around the lever.

The example is not the best, it appears to be low on mechanical engineering. The radius of the wire is at times far too tight and i doubt it lasted many uses.

To do this you will need to make 2 new e-brake cables at the rear. Buy some steel wire of the same thickness and some fasteners to lock the ends. Be careful at each end that you do not bend the cable into a tight radius, it will fray and eventually break (mistake above), there are swage sleeves and other terminations that will make a great end over the lever on the caliper. You may consider just cutting the old cables in the middle and lapping in new rear halves (always double clamp), this will leave you the right termination at the front and you may be able to re- use the tube etc.

Because you need to feed it in a tube up and around the axle at a radius which si mire rhan 10 times the cable size. (If you use 5mm wire - 50mm radius etc) if the tube you already have as part of the e-brake cable is unsuitable you will have to find some new tube. You will also need a bracket to hold the tube so it does not move.

This is the picture of his conversion. You will note his homemade cable comes up under the axle and there is a bracket. I have pointed out the bracket holding the end of the tube and the homemade cable lock.
11-25-2019 07:03 PM
cjoffroad Works for me
11-25-2019 06:59 PM
rtorres Error

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11-25-2019 06:32 PM
rtorres I can't see the document. The pdf give error

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11-25-2019 06:25 PM
4milechuck Did this exchange several years & have been quite pleased. Got this drawing off the Forum here to prepare the brackets described & shown above. Hope it helps.
11-25-2019 10:20 AM
rtorres I used the Nissan maxima calipers. I believe are the same as 300z. I need to attach the e brake cable on that level. I circle the level. I have the original e bracket for.the calipers, but I can't use it is too low and interfere with the differential.

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11-24-2019 08:54 PM
BagusJeep Do you have pictures? Are you using the 300Z rear caliper?
11-24-2019 08:45 PM
rtorres How you guys figure out how to connect the ebrake cable? I'm not see how to make it work.

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05-16-2019 09:26 PM
BrutusBlue No. It’s been 7 or 8 years at least since should be able to pic an image with a point A to B reference or some sort of measurement in order to correctly proportion for CAD. If I recall they simply scanned the best of several images I took to them.
05-16-2019 09:31 AM
ddawg16 Do you still have the dxf file?
05-16-2019 07:07 AM
BrutusBlue They are one offs. I took the pattern to a local company that does all sorts of cuts for industrial work. They were nice enough to cut out two sets for me at no charge. I think the engineer was a jeeper who was happy to have something different and less boring to scan and make. I can’t remember which forum or member I pulled the image from but there are several workable versions available.

I was going to cut some myself but got real lucky in finding the place. The caliper brackets were cut from 3/8 and the hose brackets were cut from 1/8.
05-15-2019 08:59 AM
Originally Posted by BrutusBlue View Post
Make a couple of the small hose brackets like you see in the box beside the caliper brackets. I made an extra set years ago in the event I do another one.
Brutus...I'm doing the same conversion...but I didn't buy the kit. Where did you get your brackets? Non of the old sources seem to be active any more.
05-14-2019 04:00 PM
BrutusBlue Make a couple of the small hose brackets like you see in the box beside the caliper brackets. I made an extra set years ago in the event I do another one.
05-13-2019 10:24 AM
skizriz I didn't even notice the lack of rubber line.
05-13-2019 09:10 AM
Fourtrail Order the correct rubber lines for the 300z calipers. no fun to take the hard line loose and re-bleed every time you need to change brake pads, plus with a floating caliper, you will work harden/bend your metal lines every time you push on the brake pedal. You will also need to shorten and re-flare the hard lines and then you can add the clip to the axle housing to hold the hard line end of the rubber line in place.
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