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  • On the first post of this thread Ben mentioned the following but the pictures no longer work:

    "The last bridge to cross was getting the handbrake cables to fit. The solution to this proved to be very simple indeed.

    On the cable the limiting factor to the length is the clamp on section which supports the cable where it goes through the lower arm:


    By loosening the metal clamp and cutting back a portion of the rubber shroud we we're able to move the section back down the cable to give enough free length to fit the caliper.

    Here is a side by side view so you can see how far it needs to be moved:


    As you can see it doesn't need to go far. One side effect of this is that the cable will not fit into its bracket by the fuel tank anymore. Instead it overlaps the corner of the tank:


    The two threaded studs towards the top of the image are where the original clamp fits. I'm sure this is going to get some people questioning the safety of my brakes once again but there is plenty of clearance between the cable and the ground so it won't get caught and it doesn't move so there isn't a problem with it rubbing."


    Cheers

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    • My cables weren't the original. They were new replacements. That's the only difference.
      Nothelle S2 Avant in restoration
      Wr Ur Quattro (also in restoration)

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      • Which cables did you use? brand etc

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        • Originally posted by bobby singh View Post
          Which cables did you use? brand etc
          Just checked. They were ABS.
          Nothelle S2 Avant in restoration
          Wr Ur Quattro (also in restoration)

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          • Ok great I'll get some fresh cables and give it another try.
            On a side note I done a dry fit and realised the handbrake spring from the B7 calipers makes contact with the stock 16" avus wheels so they won't go on just yet.
            I have purchased some 17" from a S6 so when I finally get them (stuck in Germany currently) I'll try this again.

            Just want to say thanks for responding Dave .

            Cheers
            Bobby

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            • Originally posted by bobby singh View Post
              Ok great I'll get some fresh cables and give it another try.
              On a side note I done a dry fit and realised the handbrake spring from the B7 calipers makes contact with the stock 16" avus wheels so they won't go on just yet.
              I have purchased some 17" from a S6 so when I finally get them (stuck in Germany currently) I'll try this again.

              Just want to say thanks for responding Dave .

              Cheers
              Bobby
              17” might be the way to go but I still love the og look of the 18s. Can’t wait for a tour of the new project

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              • Originally posted by Crawford_S2 View Post

                17” might be the way to go but I still love the og look of the 18s. Can’t wait for a tour of the new project
                Your username rings a bell mate
                Once Im feeling better I'll take you for a blast
                See you soon mate

                Cheers

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