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Old 12-17-2007, 04:48 AM
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Angry BRAKES

BUSTED BRAKE LINE FROM FRONT TO REAR OF TRUCK HOW HARD IS THE FOR ME TO DO MYSELF
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:59 AM
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I took most of this out of a repair manual...

When replacing metal brake lines, be sure to use the correct parts. Don't use copper tubing for any brake system components. Purchase steel brake lines from a dealer parts sore or auto parts store. Prefabbed brake lines with the tube ends already flared and fittings installed is available at parts stores and these lines can be bent to proper shapes using a tube bender or a sand method. When installing the new lines make sure it's well supported in the brackets and has plenty of clearance between moving or hot components. After installation, check the master cylinder fluid level and add fluid as needed. Bleed the brake system and test the brakes before returning the truck back to normal operation.

The sand method, fill the tube with sand and you should be able to bend it by hand without the tube collapsing. Make sure you have compressed air on hand if you're going to do this and be sure to get ALL of the sand out if you do this.
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Old 12-17-2007, 07:32 AM
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Brake Line Flaring - 1

Ford said they have to be fabbed. They don't have just a drop in replacement. My experience has been prefabbed stuff you just put in where the other lines rusted out. The above link shows a way to flare them since you have to make your own.
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Old 12-17-2007, 07:42 AM
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sounds like ur getting good advise but heres a bump...
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Old 12-17-2007, 01:57 PM
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OK WHATS THE BUMP
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:14 PM
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just somebody bringing it back up to the top, trying to get you some more visibility and hopefully answers.

have you tried classic tube (i think) there is a company that advertises in many of the hot rod/truck/classic car magazines. they advertise prebent brake and fuel lines, and i think they also have stainless steel lines as an upgrade. i've never ordered from them, but have seen letters and comments that the other customers were happy with their stuff.
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I had a brake line on my old SD rust and break behind the tank..talk about a mess! I bought a new piece of steel line, flared the original and stuffed it in the frame. Bleed the brakes and your good to go.
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Old 12-18-2007, 02:46 AM
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I am doing a frame off on a 77 CJ5 and just ordered all new brake and fuel lines from Uline, they are prebent with all the factory fittings that are a exact match to factory. I highly recommend them. Classis is also a good place buy from whoever is closer to you to save on shipping!!
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