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How hard is it to replace the handbrake? (1/10)
 7/28/19 11:29am
F4Gary
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1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.


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My handle is broken right in the middle of the black plastic handle.  I've tried JB weld but it just broke again.

Is it the same handle for 69-82 Vettes?

It didn't break off completely, just the front half of the black plastic hand grip.



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Re: How hard is it to replace the handbrake? (2/10)
 7/28/19 12:11pm
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I am kinda in the same boat. Miy button flew off and I think there was also a spring that came out and it is lost. I found a NOS handle assembly from a Chevy dealer but the handle is different than mine. It is smooth and must be from a later C3 I am going to remove mine and try to repair.

Re: How hard is it to replace the handbrake? (3/10)
 7/29/19 6:46pm
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bump 😎



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Re: How hard is it to replace the handbrake? (4/10)
 10/5/19 8:08pm
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Car15 said:

I am kinda in the same boat. Miy button flew off and I think there was also a spring that came out and it is lost. I found a NOS handle assembly from a Chevy dealer but the handle is different than mine. It is smooth and must be from a later C3 I am going to remove mine and try to repair.

Does anyone know besides the black button if there is a spring and washer that goes behind the button? If so, where can acquire? Thanks!!


Re: How hard is it to replace the handbrake? (5/10)
 10/6/19 8:44am
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1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.


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The C3VR parts auction on our site will have them. Just be patient, and persistent. One will show up.

Re: How hard is it to replace the handbrake? (6/10)
 10/6/19 11:05am
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manchestershark said:

The C3VR parts auction on our site will have them. Just be patient, and persistent. One will show up.


Just out of curiosity I took a peek at the eBay link on the Shop menu.  Clicked on the Braking System link and then the Emergency Brake link (it probably should read Parking Brake instead).  I modified the search criteria to broaden the search a bit (my changes are in bold red): 

corvette ("emergency brake", "parking brake", e-brake) (handle, lever) (68,69,70,71,72,73,74,75,76,77,78,79,80,81,82,C3)

A bunch of new and used handles and assemblies showed up.

 

Good luck...!!!



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Re: How hard is it to replace the handbrake? (7/10)
 10/6/19 11:06am
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Car15 and I have been in contact and I will send him my old handbrake if he wants it.



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Re: How hard is it to replace the handbrake? (8/10)
 10/6/19 11:33am
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F4Gary said:

Car15 and I have been in contact and I will send him my old handbrake if he wants it.



You’re the Man Gary! I really appreciate it! I will try to repair mine with some of your parts!

Re: How hard is it to replace the handbrake? (9/10)
 10/16/19 4:47pm
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Received the handle Gary! It looks like all I need is the spring from the push button. I will add the spring to mine and epoxy the button back on the shaft. It should work. If anyone else needs parts from the hand brake assy I can send, just pay the shipping. Thanks again Gary and all others that helped!

Re: How hard is it to replace the handbrake? (10/10)
 10/21/19 11:33pm
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Excellent!



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