Running brake lines


IHC in the early to mid-fifties.

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Post Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:44 pm

Running brake lines

Gotta love doing brake line bends and double flaring. Almost done, moving on to the front brakes now. The back are done. I believe doing tubing bends on hvac unit installs prepped me for this brake line install.
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1956 S-102 Short Bed BD240

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Post Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:56 pm

Re: Running brake lines

Nice work! Making and bending the front brake line on a stock L , R, or S truck is not my favorite thing but I get through it.
56 S120 4x4,

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Post Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:38 pm

Re: Running brake lines

Nice job.
I like tools, so I took the last brake job as an opportunity to buy some tools for flaring and bending tube.
I have the complete set of RIDGID 400 series tube benders. All but one was found on Craigslist for $20.. https://www.ridgid.com/ca/en/bending-tools
The MASTERCOOL hydraulic flare tool was one of the best buys, for me.
https://www.amazon.ca/Mastercool-72475- ... 155&sr=8-2
Summit Racing have a good looking tool. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-900314
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Post Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:50 pm

Re: Running brake lines

Nikki,
The flaring tool you posted from Summit is the one I have but I got it from Eastwood. It works great. I have various benders for tubing but I do tubing bending a lot at work with refrigeration equipment repairs and installs.
Having the right tools makes life easier, this may be why I have a two car garage and a 10x20 storage unit full.
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1956 S-102 Short Bed BD240

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Post Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:19 pm

Re: Running brake lines

https://youtu.be/UxeA1lhSCsk
I just watched this video from Eric the Car Guy . Fantastic tool and much less $$ than I paid.
I wish I had that extra storage space you mention.
I would rather have tools I do not need than to need tools I do not have
“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”
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