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Old 03-09-2003, 09:40 AM   #1
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Question vacuum power disc brakes

I have a 79 Sovereign that originally had vacuum power disc brakes, now has electric. The box behind the tanks is still there, it occurs to me that this might be a goood place to build a box for my little honda generator. Can I just cut those brake lines and remove that mechanizm, or will that lock the brakes?
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Old 03-09-2003, 12:08 PM   #2
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I saw a '78 Overlander that had been converted from vac/hydraulic to electric brakes and the guy pulled the booster out of the metal box it sits in and just crimped the hydraulic line 1" out from the trailer with a pair of pliers. The trailer, of course, had been fitted with drums and magnets,

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Old 05-14-2009, 06:21 PM   #3
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I have a '77 Land Yacht Ambassador, I just switched from hydraulic to electric brakes, I am going to use the vacuum boost box area for an extra battery and the breakaway box.
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:38 PM   #4
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The box and all the junk in it no longer has any purpose. The hydraulic lines are dead. Pull all that stuff off and put it on ebay. Maybe there is someone who wants to try to maintain some of this stuff. Inland RV says they have all the parts to make it functional again for those people who like to stay with the old stuff.
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