Hand/Parking brake question

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I am rebuilding a 1981 FJ40 and reassembling the hand brake, but cannot figure out where one of the handbrake mounts attaches. I have the lever installed correctly as well as the linkage to the rear differential. I have attached a few photos: A - shows the brake cable from the lever, B - shows the cable mount on the differential, and C - shows the mount I that I do not see where it goes. If anyone can post pics that ou wouldn't mind posting that would be very helpful. Cheers - Fred.

Hand Brake Mount between lever and Diff Mount.jpg


B - Hand  Brake Mount on Rear Diff.jpg


A - Cable from brake Lever.jpg


C - Where does this mount.jpg
 
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Have an 82 tub and frame with the rear axle still mounted with springs. This is a 3/82. As I remember the cable attaches to torque tub and skid plate under fuel tank. Are both of those attached?
 
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Have an 82 tub and frame with the rear axle still mounted with springs. This is a 3/82. As I remember the cable attaches to torque tub and skid plate under fuel tank. Are both of those attached?
Thanks for the feedback. I have not yet reinstalled the fuel tank or the skid plate - I was planning on doing that next. Hopefull this will resolve this issue - thanks again. I am not familiar with the torque tub - what is that?
 
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torque tube is the round crossmember
 
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Here is a picture of my 82. Two studs on the side of fuel tank skid plate. Then the torque tube just in front of the fuel tank has a bracket on the underside of the arch towards the center of the vehicle.
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Thanks - this is a great help. I will check it out over the weekend, but I do know the tank skid plate has the holes where your studs are, but I am not sure about the bracket on the torgue tube.
 
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Here is a picture of my 82. Two studs on the side of fuel tank skid plate. Then the torque tube just in front of the fuel tank has a bracket on the underside of the arch towards the center of the vehicle.
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I realized the issue with mine is that my FJ40 is a 1981 but I replaced the frame with a 1979 which is supposed to be the same as an '81. However, there was a mid-year change and as a result, I found some nuances that are different - nothing that I have not been able to work around. In this case, the frame does not have the handbrake mount/bracket on the torque tube. I suspect it would be impossible to take a photo of this on yours given the location. Thanks again for your help. Cheers.
 
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I realized the issue with mine is that my FJ40 is a 1981 but I replaced the frame with a 1979 which is supposed to be the same as an '81. However, there was a mid-year change and as a result, I found some nuances that are different - nothing that I have not been able to work around. In this case, the frame does not have the handbrake mount/bracket on the torque tube. I suspect it would be impossible to take a photo of this on yours given the location. Thanks again for your help. Cheers.

Think that is minor to the lack of fixed nuts to bolt the crossmember L brackets. Can take the bracket for the hand bracket cable from the old frame and weld it on the earlier 79 torque tube. On the 8/80+ it's a round hole just in front of the fixed nuts on the frame. Earlier it's a larger oval hole. Where a couple bolts should go have an empty space. I have a 3/79 FJ40 and a 3/82 tub frame. Thinking of bringing the later frame/tub back to life as the 82 it is.
 
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Few pictures of the bracket.
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Right side of the 3/82 frame for the L bracket.
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Right side of the 3/79 frame where the L bracket would go.
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Picture is going on five years ago. May be metal but not much meat around the oval hole to feel comfortable.
 
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