Driver's Side Floorpan Removal Handbrake

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Driver's Side Floorpan Removal Handbrake

Postby sealica » Tue May 16, 2017 7:02 am

I'm wondering if it's possible to re-engage the handbrake with the floorpan removed. Safety first - I usually have the handbrake on when I'm working on a vehicle, but if I remove the floorpan ...

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Driver's Side Floorpan Removal Handbrake

Postby tomaboyd » Tue May 16, 2017 7:24 am

Not sure about that, but I have found that you can do just about everything with the cables still attached. Just unbolting it has always given me enough room to move things around and gain the access I need.

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Driver's Side Floorpan Removal Handbrake

Postby Growlerbearnz » Wed May 17, 2017 4:29 am

sealica wrote:I'm wondering if it's possible to re-engage the handbrake with the floorpan removed.


Not without making some kind of handbrake lever simulating device. I just chock the wheels. Sometimes even with actual wheel chocks (but usually with whatever lumps of wood are lying around in the workshop.)

As Tomaboyd says, if you're doing something that absolutely requires the handbrake you can leave the cable attached and just move the cover sideways a bit, but that's a pain.
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Driver's Side Floorpan Removal Handbrake

Postby sealica » Thu May 18, 2017 5:59 pm

OK cool. I suspected this. Chunks of wood it is! Got some firewood from the last forest time ;)


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