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my old one split in half and is hard to use so i recently ordered a new one today i went to put it on and the little stud piece is really jammed into the old 1....is there a trick at pulling these off....im near taking a hammer to it :gringreen. any help would b appreciated
 

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It has been years since I replaced one but I think the hole goes all the way through the shaft so you just make a hole in the plastic on the other side and drive it out from the back.......i think. Mine is in a box at home so if no one has answered in a few hours I will be glad to verify that on mine when I get home.
 

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I read an article somewhere on how to replace it, but I can't remember. I belive that you have to knock the old peg into the tube because it doesn't go through, and then it should roll out or you could try using a magnet to get it out of the top if the end under the handle is open. I am pretty sure it doesn't go all the way through, I think they just wedge it in there.
 

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ya it doesnt go the whole way through thats the problem....its a small peg i have the new 1 in a box at my house.....the peg is no bigger then 3/8" as in long....the old 1 i cant get a grip on with plier to pull it out i may just knock it through thats a good idea thanks....and yah there is just 1 hole it goes through it DOES NOT go through the other side
 

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Hello.:) That is without question one of the most annoying tasks imaginable on a 65/66 Mustang. :gringreen How I do it is to cut away enough of the plastic to be able to grab the end of the pin with some side-cutters and walk it out like that. Good luck. :)
 

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Veronica, his handle has broken off, he can't get it with the pliers.
 

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The parking brake solid shaft does have the hole all the way thru (at least my March 65 SJ car did. The handle obviously is a tube that slips over the main shaft. After chipping off the plastic opposite to the pin, my handle had a thru hole. Even if it didn't, I would drill the backside of the handle in line with the pin, just big enough to put a small punch in, then knock the pin out.

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Hi, Has anyone seen the New metal handles? Check them out at Mustangs Plus out of Stockton California. They come in Shiney or Black. IT will be the last one you will have to replace!
 

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Replacing parking brake handle in 15 minutes-66 mustang

I just replaced the orignal parking brake handle on my 66 convertible in about 15 minutes without drilling,or cutting or even swearing.

Tools needed: a 1/4 inch flat head screw without a point (ie flat on both ends) and no wider than the peg holding the handle in place, Pair of vise grips, pair of small long nose pliers, allen wrench or similar object about the diameter of the peg, and a paper towel.

Procedure: Use the small long nose pliers to hold the screw against the peg while using the vise grips to gently squeeze the peg inwards. (FYI the parking brake shaft has a hole on either side but the plastic handle only has a hole on one side.) Once the peg has been completely depressed into the shaft, the plastic handle should twist off easily. With the handle removed, I used the long nose pliers to reach into the end of the shaft and remove the peg.

To reassemble, I used the allen wrench to align the hole in the new plastic handle with the 2 holes in the shaft. Then I placed the new peg into the handle, folded and wrapped the paper towel around the handle for protection and used the vise grips to squeeze the new peg into place.

I can only say it worked for me. Good Luck!
 

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The 66 is different from the 65, the 66 the pin goes thru, on the 65 it does not, I used a metal sawzall blade in my hand to cut the plastic away from the pin all the way around, then I clamped a pair of vise grips on the pin, then I used the diagonal cutters to pry the vise grips out to get the pin out, it took about 10 to 15 minutes. If your vise grips are worn, get a better pair and don't be afraid of hurting the pin, it is extremely hard. Good Luck.
 
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