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Bakeline questions

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by outlaw612, Sep 25, 2001.

  1. outlaw612

    outlaw612 1/2 ton status

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    Im trying to put extended lines on but cant get the stock fittings apart. Im gonna have to buy new hard lines for the drivers front and the rear. The front I can buy the line and bend it myself, but what to do in the rear? The line runs the full lenght of the Blazer. Is it possible to cut it off and put on a new fitting and reflare it? Any other ideas???

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  2. Blazer_Boy

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    LMC sells new ones and I'm sure your GM dealer can still get you some new ones too. Might as well get something fresh and forget about it
     
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    you can put two together, it's easy, but do it right, it is your brake system, and some sort of reflaring is illegal, it has to be doubled, then folded upon itself, so just use the compression fittings. although if things get hairy you can still steer, or drag your feet, or let the winch cable out and hope it gets snagged, and more than once i've dropped the snow plow

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    I just got a winch, it takes the fun out of things.
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    What exactly is the poblem? I know youre saying you cant get them apart. But, are the fittings couplers frozen or do they just not want to come loose of the bracket? There is a little metal retaining clip that has to come off the back of the front line fitting that is on the frame bracket. If the fitting is completely stuck shut Drown the fitting in PB Blaster for a few days. And use tube/line wrenches to get max. grip on the semi-hard fittings so the dont round off. My fittings were complete rust jobs from years of road salt and beach outtings. I got the fittings off the rig this way. When you go back remember to hit the new fittings with spray paint or undercoat to prevent this from happening again.

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    DO NOT USE COMPRESSION FITTINGS! Just cut and flare. You can get a double flaring tool kit for about $40.00 if I remember right. Extra work but its the safest way.

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    Compression fitting are illegal on all over the road vehicles! Please for your safety (and mine), do not use them. I used them once, but on a demolition derby car!!!!! You can double flare it and get a union and new hard line if you want to piece it together. You can get new line from www.Classictube.com. Hope this helps.

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    The fittings are frozen, Ive been soaking them since Friday and still cant get them apart. I guess Ill have to replace the lines, or atleast cut them and reflare it with a new fitting. Thanks for all the info!

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