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Old 07-17-2018, 01:04 PM
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Best way to remove E-brake cable bracket

I am going to be fabricating a custom center console.

I want to change so much, it just seems like the cleaner route.

I plan on installing it (most likely) to the left of the driver seat. Before I mock all this up I will buy the seat and new lever to ensure everything fits.

As you can imagine, I am not worried about fabrication.

Looking to get advice on the best way to remove the OEM E-brake bracket shown. Car is currently on a rotisserie I made.



I figure drilling out all the spot welds is best, I just don't have any experience with this and am looking for recommendations.
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Re: Best way to remove E-brake cable bracket

If you're going to be fabbing a new tunnel, then just drill the spot welds out, right through. If you're not going to do that and re-use the bracket, that I would drill the spot welds with a spot weld driller from the bottom side since no one will see the welds when you put it back on.
I get the spot weld cutter with the removable bits, and I bought more, different sized, cutters. I believe it is made by Blair, you can buy the simple kit from Eastwood, rebranded, or you can buy on Amazon. I also have Blairs carbide hole saw setups, they are really nice.

If you get the spot weld cutter, go slow with the drill speed, use some oil and make sure you have a steady hand. If you go too fast you'll kill the teeth with heat. If you don't keep the drill straight and let the torque move off axis, it will usually break the whole cutter.
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Re: Best way to remove E-brake cable bracket

Thanks for the reply.

I don't plan on installing a new tunnel. Just want this bracket gone.

It is made of thick steel. Think I may just try to drill it out, and chisel it off by hand. I am worried the spot weld bits won't work.
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Go with the spot weld cutter. The Harbor Freight cutter works great, same thing most of the names sell. Go slow, center punch the welds to give the cutter a good pilot, and don't go too far. Finish up with a very careful chiseling.
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Re: Best way to remove E-brake cable bracket

Originally Posted by dennisbernal91z View Post
I am worried the spot weld bits won't work.
You'll be surprised. The spot weld cutter will zip through the steel faster than a drill bit, and you'll be left with a cleaner hole. Plus when you're done, you'll have both pieces you can easily weld back together later if needed.
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You'll be surprised. The spot weld cutter will zip through the steel faster than a drill bit, and you'll be left with a cleaner hole. Plus when you're done, you'll have both pieces you can easily weld back together later if needed.
Definitely. That is why I mentioned the Blair hole saw kit I have this one and another, it has cutters from 1/4" to 3/4" and the holes are PERFECTLY round when done.
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That kit is a bit expensive, but they sell others too
https://www.blairequipment.com/rotabroach-cutters

They also sell the cutters individually, so if you break them they are replaceable. I have a bunch to replace that I broke
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