Differences in T-case mounted Parking Brake Backing Plate?

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I started my truck in low gear, with parking break engaged, and the backing plate sheared the 4 mounting bolts and backing plate was damaged by the cable ripping out. Total bonehead moment.


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I bought a replacement backing plate through the classifieds, and went to install this weekend to find it is a mirror image of the one i removed.

Any chance i bought a RHD backing plate? Can I just install this one upside down to get the cable inlet on the left side of the truck as it was on the original one?

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last pic the one on the left is a 40/45 series
the one on the right is a 55 series

I would just get the correct 40/45 backing plate versus making the 55 one work
 
last pic the one on the left is a 40/45 series
the one on the right is a 55 series

I would just get the correct 40/45 backing plate versus making the 55 one work
Thank you
 
FWIW, did same thing years ago, i just peened the torn edges back in and reused it, 16 years no issues. mine was torn just a hair less but almost identical result. I secured the cable back 8 inches or so as well with a fuel line clamp.
 
FWIW, did same thing years ago, i just peened the torn edges back in and reused it, 16 years no issues. mine was torn just a hair less but almost identical result. I secured the cable back 8 inches or so as well with a fuel line clamp.
To add insult to injury, the engine started and was running, with me standing outside and it smashed into @Godfather90 front bumper bending the brand new OEM Toyota bumper I had installed the day before. Thankfully his truck is built like a tank and showed no damage. It could have been way worse. Hopefully I learned from that bonehead move.

Im just going to replace it, I have a double seal housing from Valley Hybrids to go back in as well.
 
Sorry got your misfortune, but terrible stories that turn out ok are great. In high school, I had a huge K5 blazer that I pulled a wheel chick and thought it was in gear, rolled back down a hill and smashed into my uncles Subaru commuter going about 20mph. Caved in rear door and broken taillight was all the damage. He gave it to me a few months later.
 
Sorry got your misfortune, but terrible stories that turn out ok are great. In high school, I had a huge K5 blazer that I pulled a wheel chick and thought it was in gear, rolled back down a hill and smashed into my uncles Subaru commuter going about 20mph. Caved in rear door and broken taillight was all the damage. He gave it to me a few months later.
I think we're living parallel lives. Huge Chevy's in high school. FJ40's in mid-life.

I did a full resto on this '75 during high school, I think we texted about making things "too nice" to enjoy. This was after I removed the 3" body lift and 40" tires to make it more "reasonable". It was obviously just a pavement princess being a 1/2 ton truck. I hear it's still running around down in Shelton, WA.

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