How To Fabricate Parking Brake Cables #FairmontProject

This was one of my favorite parts of the #FairmontProject so far, fabricating the parking brake cables. It may not seem glamours, but when you build a car from scratch, everything that you put into it becomes special. Especially if it’s a useful think like a parking brake.

When I purchased my 5 lug conversion kit and brake kit, it came with a set of parking brake cables that were suppose to work with the new brakes. Thing is it was set up for a fox body mustang, not a Fairmont. I had to get a little creative if I wanted a parking brake.

Please don’t be too hard on me about my welds in this video. I was still learning. I was also having some issues with the welder that I mention in the video. I leave this kind of thing in my videos because I know it’s the type of thing you might run into with your projects as well. I may not look as good as a result, but at least you’ll have good information on how to handle the same issues if you run into them.

My 5 lug kit: https://lmr.com/item/SVE-2300DK-B/1993-Mustang-Black-SVE-5-Lug-Conversion-Kit-31-Spline

Previous video in the series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coTfc6hClIc

The #FairmontProject playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L22GsHQi7tU&list=PLSzhQ6St-ov2nxWVKCeU14Vt7JJ_QSZvs

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Zep Penetrating oil: http://www.zepautomotive.com/product/Super-Rust-Breaker

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Cut off Wheel: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/astro-pneumatic-207dx-3-cut-off-tool-20-000rpm-and-cut-off-wheels-25pc-and-11-tool-bag#oid=1002_1

Rockwell 20v Impact: https://www.rockwelltools.com/20v-brushless-impact-wrench-rk2855k2.html

Astro Pneumatic Torque Sticks: http://www.astrotools.com/index.php/10pc-torque-limiting-extension-set.html

Related Videos

New Fairmont Parts!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKS0ZLQJpUA

How To Clean Prep & Paint a Differential: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il8nDlCepyc

Ford 8.8 Differential Assembly (Part 1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fARhE7v5Bg

Ford 8.8 Differential Assembly (Part 2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npUBF9Wj1Iw&t=1718s

Installing the new Differential #FairmontProject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E9BA6YlhjU

Installing Rear Disc Brakes #FairmontProject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHFYrGEV3QQ

Fairmont Tires: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buD3hrUfxJk&t=28s

ETCG’s Air System: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Nmz5Pytsi0

Longevity Welder Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n2CzzF0aAE

Knipex Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upT7q-NRenM

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23 thoughts on “How To Fabricate Parking Brake Cables #FairmontProject

  1. Is it possible to convert a manual handbrake to electric? It's not directly related to the video but pay of it. I hope you plan a DIY video…
    Thank you for all these years of great tutorial videos, I've been learning a lot.

  2. A lot of job for such a Crappy car, one could think, and by the way, no need to weld the sleeve to the cable, the tension will keep it in place, but nice video as useual

  3. Had to swap the rear axle out on my Chevy Van with a later model that had different drum parking brake cables from the original. Saw this and now I'm thinking about doing the same thing you did but running the cables to a handbrake assembly to the right of the drivers seat similar to the way Ford Transit Connects were done. Never really liked the foot parking brake assemblies, too many issues.

  4. Circlip on before hooking cable in

    Many cable companies will custom fabricate you a factory quality cable based on a pattern.

    Now you have the pattern made and you know what all the collers brackets etc are from you could have a few made up to sell.

  5. Should have repositioned the arms, the way it is you are putting side load on the lift.

    I have seen videos of ramps falling over and snapping when they are loaded like this.

  6. I would of preferred to crimp the fitting on to the end of the cable.. take a look at the fitting on the bottom of brackets of your garage door and the top drum. Simple crimp would of eliminate the whole problem with the welding and drilling ideas.

  7. I'm no expert, but it looks to me that the metal connectors between the two cable ends mid way along the cable run, with bounce around and bump against the frame and cause an annoying noise while driving. Shouldn't you weld those pieces to the frame?

  8. Eric, thank you for your awesome videos! They are helping me alot woth my project for my Foxbody. I currently have a SN95 being switched into my Foxbody. Everything from Interior to Differential and so on.

    Btw, if I was your camera guy, I would be saying "That's what she said" 99.9% of the time in this video ahahaha

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