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    Hello All,
    Anyone have an idea where I can buy/steal /beg a hand brake cable for a 1974 DS19. Mine broke!!

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    Try Denton Christie in Sydney or the UK-based Citroen Classics website. They have them at GBP68.85. Plus, of course, postage. So you’ll be looking at not far short of a couple of hundred dollars....

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    Sounds like a one-off;no such car as a 1974DS19.

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    I think the conclusion reached was that this was a 1974 model year D Special - possibly manufactured in late 73 and so wrongly registered as a 73.

    The D Super came from the ID20, whereas the ID 19 lived on in the form of the D Special (under-bonnet plates for Specials still stated 'ID19'). So, technically, it could be regarded as a '19' derivative - but it will confuse people.
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    Hey Budge my DSpecial has DS then serie FD on it. which makes it a DS and not an ID! 74 model. : )

    some people hate that fact.

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    Hi David
    It is possible to make up a new cable using marine SS rigging wire and marine fittings swaged on with correct tools. I am not familiar with your cable so take this as general information. They have a selection of end fitting which may be able to be used.
    Recently I made up a clutch cable for my son-n-laws Mitsibishi van as the original is unobtainable now. The local marine dealer will have the stuff. You reuse the outer and grease it with some molly grease. Cost us about $8 I think but only had an eye each end. I have a crimper but they usually will crimp them for you as they custom make sailing boat rigging on the spot. Just be careful on the length and double check it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaahn View Post
    Hi David
    It is possible to make up a new cable using marine SS rigging wire and marine fittings swaged on with correct tools. I am not familiar with your cable so take this as general information. They have a selection of end fitting which may be able to be used.
    Recently I made up a clutch cable for my son-n-laws Mitsibishi van as the original is unobtainable now. The local marine dealer will have the stuff. You reuse the outer and grease it with some molly grease. Cost us about $8 I think but only had an eye each end. I have a crimper but they usually will crimp them for you as they custom make sailing boat rigging on the spot. Just be careful on the length and double check it.
    Jaahn
    Agree. You can make your own. However, whilst not as cheap as making your own Flexdrive will make one up to your specifications / sample.
    If nothing similar in Qld to Flexdrive , may I suggest you ring them and send it down to them.
    I got them to make my accelerator cable for the automatic D.

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    See: https://www.franzose.de/en/Citroen-D...andbremsseile/
    Not exactly expensive, but check the part numbers to get the right one for the car in question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaahn View Post
    Hi David
    It is possible to make up a new cable using marine SS rigging wire and marine fittings swaged on with correct tools. I am not familiar with your cable so take this as general information. They have a selection of end fitting which may be able to be used.
    Recently I made up a clutch cable for my son-n-laws Mitsibishi van as the original is unobtainable now. The local marine dealer will have the stuff. You reuse the outer and grease it with some molly grease. Cost us about $8 I think but only had an eye each end. I have a crimper but they usually will crimp them for you as they custom make sailing boat rigging on the spot. Just be careful on the length and double check it.
    Jaahn
    Having a hand brake cable on my DS21 break it was taken to a firm that made cables. Before you take it from the store check it against the original! We didn't and found it was a fraction TOO short and couldn't be connected!
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    Default DS hand brake cable

    Quote Originally Posted by David Williams View Post
    Hello All,
    Anyone have an idea where I can buy/steal /beg a hand brake cable for a 1974 DS19. Mine broke!!
    Thank you to all members who replied to my post regarding sourcing a new parking brake cable for my D.
    I found a guy in Beerwah Qld. who makes all sorts of cables. He will be able to sort me I'm sure.
    Thanks once again.

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    While you are there ... check the state of the handbrake caliper pivots. In old age, the bush wears and the arms drop to the point the spring starts to rub and wear a groove into the edge of the disc. I don't think the correct bush can be bought, so fitting bronze bushes and reaming them to suit may be required to fix that.

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