Parking Brake Handle

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    I added an upright handle to my parking brake, made out of pipe. I simply cut a slot in the pipe and secured it with two bolts. The only problem was when I first cinched it down it compressed the original handle and the brake release would not function. I put a spacer in the original handle’s opening to keep it from compressing.

    I still have to reach to the tip of the original handle to release the brake, but I am thinking up ways to do that from the extension.




    I’m gonna try it.  Looks simple enough.  Remember when they were called “emergency brakes”?  I just can’t reach the stock lever.  In an emergency, – fuggedaboudit.

    Paul Mossberg


    Pretty creative solution!

    And you could hang a cup holder off the vertical handle!

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

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