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Old 03-31-2012, 05:28 PM   #1
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Question Folding handbrake T1N

Hi there or Hej på er (from sweden)

Is there anyone that have try to put a folding handbrake from a NCV3 into an older T1N sprinter?
I am going to put svivel seats into my T1N and i think there is going to be a problem that the chair is going to hit the handbrake when i turn it.

Before i run to the dealer and buy the handbrake with the number: 906 420 0312, i would like to now if somebody tried it? and what kind of trouble and modifications i can expect?
If there is someone who has done this, i will be happy if you share your experience with me.

Best regards/ med vänlig hälsning // Jocke
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: Folding handbrake T1N

Okej,
It looks like nobody tried this, Maybe ill be the first.
Perhaps somebody has another solution for it? Please let me know.

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Old 04-03-2012, 02:56 AM   #3
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let us know. I want to do this too.
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I let you know the result even if it is a succes or a failure,

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Default Re: Folding handbrake T1N

Alternative solution to the hand brake problem for swivel seats in a T1N.

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/sho...ghlight=swivel
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Default Re: Folding handbrake T1N

Hi there.

I will give you a report about my progress with the foulding handbrakelever.
The lever is in place and it is working but i had to fabricate an adaptor to make it work perfectly.
Without the adaptor the lever is about 16mm above the seatconsol (the white thing the seat is attached to) without the plastic cover in place and that worked for me, but with the plastic cover in place the swivel hit the lever.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7mub4u5novr0ilm/a15x3H4G2F

Look at the pictures and if you wonder about anything i will do my best to get you an answer.
The next step is to get the cable adjusted properly and lets hope that its not gonna be a nigtmare.
It needs to be shorten quit a lot and im not sure that the adjustment under the van is going to do be enough for the tension i will need.

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Old 07-02-2013, 05:30 PM   #7
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A movie that shows how it came to work.

http://youtu.be/aU6x_2KmCUM

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jocke,

very good work and clever solution with the custom adapter plate. seems there just enough room with the adapter. did you cut some metal off at the base to make room?

can you pull the handbrake very very tight as with the old?

thank for blazing the trail on this one.

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Default Re: Folding handbrake T1N

Hi there, i have been away for some time without internet but now i will try to answer your questios.

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did you cut some metal off at the base to make room?
No, i did not cut anything.

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can you pull the handbrake very very tight as with the old?
Not really, but i have strong arms so i can compensate for that! :)
I will try to explain, the geometry is not the same fot the t1n and the nc3v.
When you put one of these handbrakelever into a t1n there is two things that is not good, you need more musclepower for the lever and i have found that the cable hangs down under the van,, and if the plastic guides for the cable is gone the cable is hanging very close to the propshaft and thats not good at all.

I have now been trying this on my vacation of something like three weeks and it has been working good and a couple of times i really had to pull the handbrake really hard (terrible down slope when wating for a ferry is a good test)

Now i will do some evolotion to it and i think i will make the arm on the handbrakecable-adjuster under the van, i think 50 mm/ 2 inch will be a good startpoint without doing any calculations.

I let you know about my progress.

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Hi there, i have been away for some time without internet but now i will try to answer your questios.



No, i did not cut anything.



Not really, but i have strong arms so i can compensate for that! :)
I will try to explain, the geometry is not the same fot the t1n and the nc3v.
When you put one of these handbrakelever into a t1n there is two things that is not good, you need more musclepower for the lever and i have found that the cable hangs down under the van,, and if the plastic guides for the cable is gone the cable is hanging very close to the propshaft and thats not good at all.

I have now been trying this on my vacation of something like three weeks and it has been working good and a couple of times i really had to pull the handbrake really hard (terrible down slope when wating for a ferry is a good test)

Now i will do some evolotion to it and i think i will make the arm on the handbrakecable-adjuster under the van, i think 50 mm/ 2 inch will be a good startpoint without doing any calculations.

I let you know about my progress.

jocke
jocke, thanks for your answers.

I asked if you can set the handbrake as tight as before because I was afraid there are geometry differences (e.g. the ratio of the lever's angular rotation and the displacement of the steel cable) of the newer sprinter handbrake, as well as your need to lower the mount. I can certainly appreciate the tenacity it take for you to make this conversion. Please keep us posted on your evolutionary progress.
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