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disc swap question (brake lines)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wraenking, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    what part do i need or should i get to go from the hard lines to the rubber lines that go into the caddy calipers?

    i already got a new junction box and hose, just need to figure out the rubber hose part. i dont want to run hard line all the way to the caliper.

    thanks
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Just cut and flare the hardline , and run the rubber hose from that end to the caliper . This way its hardline for most the run , and rubber where it moves . I wouldn't want rubber on the whole axle where it can get hit by brush etc :k5: :k5:
     
  3. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    okay, so what rubber line do i get from what vehicle?

    im putting in a 4 inch lift, so does that affect what i get?
     
  4. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    i seem to remember hearing 80's Chevette front lines.. but don't quote me on that...
     
  5. camiswelding

    camiswelding 1/2 ton status

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    Im using hard line to just outboard of the spring perch... then I have a fitting that bolts through a flat custom bracket,,, a piece of flat with a hole in it... the flat is welded to the axle tube... then i have braided stainless to the caliper... made up by a local company,,, dot approved... its all tucked in there out of the way and still allows for movement of the caliper....

    in off road.com chevy write up they talk about using chevette lines... this I dont know about... but it has been suggested time and time again.. so it must work

    cam
     
  6. divorced

    divorced 3/4 ton status

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    Yep, the Chevette lines work good. I bought some for a '79 Chevette - $12.49 each.


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