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Projects hand brake/ parking brake lever

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Von Rigg Fink, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Von Rigg Fink
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    where would a brake lever like this come from?
    i was told Model A..but mine didnt look like this? AA truck maybe?
    anyone have one they wanna sell?
    picture is off flea-bay..i dont buy anything from there. rather support a HAMBer:cool:
     

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  2. 1950ChevySuburban
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    I like that one. My daughter's Nash had something similar, I think. I'll check the shelf.
     
  3. Looks exactly like the one from my '37 chev pick up
     
  4. Von Rigg Fink
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    thanks..

    i thought it might be from a Pick up or medum duty truck..never thought a smaller car would have one.
     
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  5. shadetreerodder
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    It is from a Chevy pickup. I have one in my 40 Chevy and it was used through 1948. I don't know what years they began using this style but I think it changed when they came out with the AD trucks 1948?
     
  6. I have one for sale that has a push-button on top and ratchet teeth at the lower end.
     
  7. Von Rigg Fink
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    thanks johnny I got that one too..
    im leaning toward this style ..'cause i like it:D
     
  8. Von Rigg Fink
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    Thanks Shadetree..I will hunt in that direction, im sure some HAMBer has one getting in his way every day;)
     
  9. Danimal
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    The big trucks used a similar brake through the AD series. I had one, I'd have to look. PM enjenjo, not much he doesn't have...I also know a guy on Stovebolt.com that is cutting up a big truck and he needs parts I have, I'll have him look at throwing that in on trade if its there ('49) and you can fetch it from my house.
     
  10. Danimal
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    I'll see Courtland at 6 tonight for dinner. I know we saved one that I was going to try to rig up onto the side of his NV3500 in his truck. I'm thinking of where it may be...I also PMed the Stovebolt guy, he's in GR area and MAY be out this weekend.
     
  11. Von Rigg Fink
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    thanks bud:cool:

    its about 15 to 17" from pivot point..if shorter or longer dont matter, hopefully with the ratchet mechanical parts too..???
     
  12. HUGHES AUTOMOTIVE
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    I found this brake handle in a 60s International dump truck.
     

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  13. Von Rigg Fink
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    Yup..thats the look im after..guess according to a fellow HAMBer Enjenjoe said they were used in multiple vehicles..different makes..international, dodge,chevy, big trucks, dump trucks, etc..
     
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  14. hotrod37
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    The one I got with my '37 coupe looked like that one.
     
  15. Von Rigg Fink
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    sounds like they were used in alot of different rides..i guess i shouldnt have too big a problem scoring one...i hope
     
  16. jalopyjohn
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    My 41 chevy truck has just like that. I used one like it to make a shifter for a buddy.The release handle has to be pulled to get reverse and park.
     
  17. Mark H
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    I prefer that style of lever too.Fitted to '28-'29 Model A from the factory.
    Mine came from ,I think,a fork lift truck.
     
  18. Von Rigg Fink
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    dam it seems these levers were used on many many things..
    i recall seeing one on a dozer a few years back on a job site now that i think of it.
    there must have been a manufacturer that was selling a boat load of these thru over 80 + years..watch it be a complete PITA for me to find one ..the one on flea bay went for 12 bucks..but i stand by my laurals..and will not pay to play there.

    maybe im looking in the wrong places or calling it something different?
     
  19. Kinda hard to see here but this is a model 'a' left hand brake, early 28
     

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  20. PonchoJohn
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    My 37 IHC has a lever that looks like that.
     
  21. gimpyshotrods
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    I have that exact one, from the first post. Mine came from a '38 Chevy dump truck. I have seen them in most of the large trucks of that era, across all brands. Similar ones can be had from large trucks up into the '70s.
     
  22. Von Rigg Fink
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    im not doing so well finding one..
    granted , i just started today:p..but with as many vehicles or equipment that used to have these you would think finding one would be a snap.
    saw one on flea bay..but i let it go because of my policies.

    i have searched the 40's truck sites, and some 50's truck and parts sites. So far no joy..im not lookin for a repop..if there is even such a thing..
    Or new for that matter..really would like to score an old used one that im sure some one on here has been kicking around for the past few years.

    back to searching..thats half the fun, right?
     
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  24. Von Rigg Fink
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    Ha!..but i dont need the 10,000# of shit that comes with it:D

    but thanks for looking..i did try a search..only thing i could think of calling it is 1 parking brake lever..or 2 emergency brake lever. 3 hand brake lever..so far..nothing
     
  25. BrandonB
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    Also looks like the one that was on my early 47 GMC panel.
     
  26. Von Rigg Fink
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    well i did find em at CW MOSS..but they are remakes..chrome..and 95 bucks..

    i guess only if i have too..
    going to hold out for an old one...(translate..cheap one:eek:)

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/7798325/CW-MOSS-Model-A

    page 18

    its not really the one im looking for either..it doesnt have the ratchet parts built into it like the one pictured in the first post
     

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