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I might have a hot tip for brake lines

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Pure Insanity, Apr 20, 2003.

  1. Pure Insanity

    Pure Insanity 1/2 ton status

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    I am not sure about this and I need someone in parts to check it. Early 70s Dodge van (like 73ish) 1 ton dually Cab and Chassis, like what they build a motorhome off of w/ a van front.

    The rear brake flex line is 22 inches long! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    It appears to be the same size fittings but I cant be sure since it was on a customers Minnie Winnie motorhome I worked on last week.

    Can SOMEONE please check into this? I hassle the guys at NAPA enough as it is sending them on wild goose chases for parts to swap.
     
  2. Pure Insanity

    Pure Insanity 1/2 ton status

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    Someone at least tell me they work at a parts store and will look into these. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
  3. FL84K5

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    I could say I work at a parts store and I will look into it for you......




    but I'd be lying. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    what about mountainexplorer ? isn't there a schucks near him or something? lol
     
  5. Grim-Reaper

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    I have a 28 inch rear brake line and 14 inches of it is stock. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
    Go to a decent parts store and they can look up a brake line that has the correct fittings on each end to make an extension. You have to do a little grinding on the bracket on the frame to get it notched right but it fits the fluid lines fine.
     
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    Well I wouldnt believe it even if you said that Jason. I know better.

    I dont want anyone to go out of their way for this, I was just thinking some of the guys here work for parts places, maybe they could look it up.

    GOOD idea Grimmy. If all else fails I may look into that. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I work at Autozone and I'll look into it.
    Blake
     
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    Thanx Blake. If I were just concerned for myself Id beat up the guys at NAPA, but this is somethin good for everyone here if it works out.
     
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    At my work I have a big master catalog for stuff like this. I will check it out.
    Colin
     
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    [Mr Burns]EXXXXCELLENT![/Mr Burns] Thanx!
     
  11. Pure Insanity

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    OK I found out what vehicle it was. Its a 73 Dodge F40 cab and chassis. At least I think thats what it was. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
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    so do the fittings fit our kinds of trucks?
     
  13. Pure Insanity

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    Im not sure. Im hoping k5blazerus comes thru w/ the master catalog he has at work. Ive been too busy at work to take the time to call NAPA. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    They LOOK to be the same sizes. Which would suck since I just bought a new OEM size rear flex line. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    Hey,
    My books at Autozone don't list that F40 vehicle..but they do list motorhomes.
    For a 73 drumbrake 1.25-1.5 ton P400 vehicle..it takes a 88275 which can be ordered for $21.
    Any more model numbers to look under ?
    Blake
     
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    HMMM maybe it was P40 or 400 who knows. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

    Thats all I have for info on it but I dont think it was a 1.25 or 1.5 ton. It had a 60 rear in it. Unless they list the cab and chassis rigs higher....

    Did you happen to have one to pull? If you do get a Blazer rear flex line and see if the ends are the same size. The flex line from the van will be LOOOONG. It should be about 22 inches. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Hey sorry i did not reply sooner. The master catolog I have does not give any demensions on brake lines or brake line fitting size. I am getting a new book friday so hopfully I can dig some info up for you.
    Colin
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    I work for a small northwest only parts chain, I'll see what I can dig up.

    -Jeremy
     

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