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New Brake Lines?

On the way to the bank, my brakes were soft and after coming back out I noticed that I had lost all my brake fluid. I suppose the lines are rusted through since the truck lived up north for its first 11 years of life. Anyway, filled it up with fluid and made home with just a little in the resevoir.
My question is this:
Do they make stainless steel brake lines, rubber or some other better material than the original factory stuff. Since this is the last time I want to do this, I thought I would get some good stuff or will I have to get the regular stuff and bend it?
One other question, what is the name of the part on the driver's side frame where the brake lines from the rear hook into after coming down from the master cylinder. This part is also rusty and might need replacement, I suppose it is some kind of sensor? Any help greatly appreciated.
BTW this is for my old 96 f-250 4x4 extended cab

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I just had a steel line go out on me. It was a real pain in the butt. I went and got stainless tube from a supply house then took it to a hyd. shop and had them custom bend it for me. I found this to be the easiest way, the dealer didn't want to help me, and about a weeek after my brake went, my brother had a problem with is dakota and he took it to a dealer adn they charged him $680 for a custom fab. brake line, that wasn't stainless. Hardest part is the tube comes 20' long, but my line was 14.5'long, so I had to use a company truck to carry everything. Just try to find a good reputable place to have it bent especially if it is long.

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is it possible to have some stainless steel braided lines made up?


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Wanted to bump this to see if anybody else has any suggestions, info?

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what is the name of the part on the driver's side frame where the brake lines from the rear hook into after coming down from the master cylinder
RABS Rear antilock valve ...If you don't live in the rust belt ,regular steel will probably last all of 11 years Or longer...

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