Re: 95 Ford E-250 Emergency Brake Issue
If it was about 4in short , this might explain .
" It has been a few years since i did my 93 E 150, Take out the park brake peddle assy,disconnect the cable under the van and leave it attached at the peddle assy. Clamp the assy in a vice. Grab the cable with vice grips and pull back to expose the end of the cable. once the cable end is exposed there is a hole to place a drill bit or pin into that will keep the mechanism in the pulled out position. now you can remove old/ attach new cable, keep the pin installed until assy bolted into place,and cables all attached.
if i remember correct, there is about 4" travel in that assy. good luck "