My 80 Z Clone (Pic Heavy)

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by J. Chris Davis, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. Smokey15

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    Very cool. Nice car as well.
     
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    Got the homelink garage door opener put in the car Saturday.

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    So for my next project I am going to work on this winter will finally be the parking brakes. I won't be putting a parking brake handle in the console like I was originally going to do. I didn't really want to cut up my console for it and still wasn't sure I liked how it looked. So I have found a 2" stroke, 225 lbs force linear actuator that I'm going to most likely mount to my welded in subframe connector and use the Lokar cables I got. I'm still looking at other possible locations. I'll wire up a momentary rocker switch and hide it on the bottom side of my dash. This is the actuator I found. Also including a Youtube video of the exact thing I'm doing that someone did with the C2 Corvette which is where I got the idea.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-12-Inch-Black-Linear-Actuator-Stroke-225-Pound-Max-Lift-Output-12V-Volt-DC/152671861711?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&var=452229246191&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

     
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  4. 8pack

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    Love it. E-Stopp sells their control box separately for $129. Good option and super easy to wire up. Just added it to the list, but not until after the rear brake upgrade which is a couple of cycles away!

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/esc-esr001/overview/

    Post your install and results and part numbers....great for future reference. Great progress!
     
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    I was originally looking at the E-stop or adapting a GM version then found that video and that does look like a really good option.
     
  6. 8pack

    8pack Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    His set up is exactly the same as the E-Stopp set up, he is just not paying full price for their actuator, that is where the savings are. Looks like you can do it for around $250-75 as opposed to $479 and still use their controller box. Their actuator is just connected to their controller box with a power and ground wire so nothing special and I would think any aftermarket one should work.
     
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    I may or may not use the controller box. The actuator has limit switches to stop itself when it's fully extended or retracted. I'm still undecided on what I want to do there. The price is largely why I'm looking into this set up and I also thought it was kind of neat.
     
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    Got the switch, dust boot and actuator in Saturday. I should have taken a picture before I put the boot on the actuator. I should have the mounting bracket in the mail today.

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    Got a new OER dash bezel. Fits pretty well. I had to make a plate to cover half of the lighted area on the wiper switched since this is a 70-72 bezel.

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