Procedure to replace sheathing using a quality heat shrink. Mount cable end in vise carefully and then heat while pulling on cable, once the temperature is correct it will release cable . Cut old sheathing off, install quality heat shrink over cable extending past ends about a half an inch.shrink, cool and then cut end flush with inner cable. you can also have metal ends replated while you are doing a restoration and having all your hardware replated…. or just polish if it’s aluminum.
Staking cable end is an alternate way , best (3 stakes ) at 120 degree’s apart.
marking cable to show seating. heat end and push until cable slide in.
Crimps on ends have to be opened be careful not to split them..use tapered and straight punches,drivers etc.
Finished cable, cost of about $1.00 for heat shrink,ends were aluminum so they were polished while cable was apart and now the assembled cable looks new .