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Offline Willie_B

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Hand brake release button
« on: September 17, 2020, 01:44:14 PM »
Rainy day so I decided to spend some time with the lathe making something. So I have 5 of the white button on the end of the hand brake handle for sale now. Will fit the early cars that have two cables to the handle, 1959-1975. The old one should just unscrew (you know how that goes on our cars).

I was wondering about making one out of wood just to try something different. Have to look to see what I have available to try.

$15 shipped in the USA.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2020, 01:46:44 PM by Willie_B »

Offline MiniDave

Re: Hand brake release button
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2020, 01:56:25 PM »
The one you made for me worked perfectly!

What did you use, delrin?
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Offline Jimini II

Re: Hand brake release button
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2020, 04:40:41 PM »
Nice work Brad.
I am sure there are a lot of MK I owners that need these.

Offline BruceK

Re: Hand brake release button
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2020, 05:07:54 PM »
That is very cool!  I wonder if One of the Mini parts suppliers would be interested to buy up your production run?
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Offline Willie_B

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Re: Hand brake release button
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2020, 08:23:18 PM »
The one you made for me worked perfectly!

What did you use, delrin?

Yes, they are made of Delrin. Easy stuff to work with.

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Re: Hand brake release button
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2020, 08:25:16 PM »
That is very cool!  I wonder if One of the Mini parts suppliers would be interested to buy up your production run?

Not in the business of making these. Just a fun yucky day project to help anybody that could use one. There are still some new ones out there but they are more expensive when you can find them.