After having a faux SC handbrake/console for a while I've finally relented and made it a reality.
Sharp eye will notice I swapped to 96/7 vent surrounds. I love subtlety.
Is my whoring of the Spectralight LEDs obvious?
As for the down and dirty...
... Starting with the downest and dirtiest: The adjuster. My original one looked like crap and had some severe deterioration on the spring(it was broken) and adjuster rod(so bad the clip could only grab 2 or 3 notches) so I sourced the cleanest one I could find at the yard, disassembled it and soaked the pieces in PB blaster for a day.
After some further grinding to get the pitting out I ended up with this beauty after a nice repaint.
Since I had the adjuster off I moved on to the removal of the footbrake and related cables for the dead pedal to take its place.
After a 95badbird style bout or weight removal I ended up doing this just prior to install. These things really are needlessly beefy! lol
Next up came preparing for the handbrake lever and cable pass through.
First the hole. Ford was nice enough to include a punch mark to tell you where to drill (similar to the clutch pedal or cornering light mounting). So I took my 7/8" hole saw to it.
Next the lever. The carpet needs to be clearanced like so for the cable and lever to move.
The purple wire is for the light. I ran it during the rewiring last spring.
Here's the lever mounted with the spade connector spliced in
Then I connected the cable to the adjuster, slipped the couplers on the caliper cables and set the adjuster
All in all, pretty easy. Hardest part was getting the couplers apart during disassembly.