Thanks Carlos and Gordon. Def would like to see pics.
So I found the threaded rod that came with the e-brake handle; shortness of cables is not longer an issue.
In the box was also a piece of steel pipe that just fits over the flange ends of the cable sheathes. I already cut a little off to make something or other, but it looks like easy to find stuff. Harder to bend than 3/8 brake line though; hoping I won't have to bend much.