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I don’t believe there is much difference in the backing plates other than the added lug for the cable actuation. Although I’ve never compared. I do have about 60 backing plates of all years which I could compare this eve when I get home. However, I think the simplest solution has been mentioned a few times in this post. I would suggest heeding the pivot chamfering if you go that route.
You could always adapt a disk/hyd set up.
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Does the cable driven brake require a different cross shaft? My manual (Clymer 1959-1985) doesn't even mention any drum brakes post 1978 so it only shows brakes with rods, not cables.

I can find very little information on this type of brake set up on the internet.
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You would have to manufacture a retainer for the cable end at the pivot arm or convert to a disc
or adapt a 79 and later brake lever to the forward control
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Unless you go to a disc I'd swap the cable for a shaft unit and fabricate the rod...damn site easier than fabricating the cross shaft
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