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rear axle brake line ?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by K5DRAGER, Sep 18, 2001.

  1. K5DRAGER

    K5DRAGER 1/2 ton status

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    Recently installed a 12 bolt in place of my 10 bolt, needless to say the brake lines didn't want to come off.I managed to salvage them, but there not in great shape. Wanted to know if anyone makes replacements, cause I'm not that good at bending new ones and would like to have the springs on them for the protection. Thanks for any help
     
  2. 90K5

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    I took mine off yesterday. They didn't want to come off at first, but I soaked the area in brake cleaner, and then WD 40 and they came off. I used a 10mm line wrench.

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  3. Thumper

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    Well, my local parts store carries varying lengths of brake line. I just bent them by hand as I wanted them and did them up. They come with the spring on them. They cost me about 3.00 each.

    Mike


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  4. K5DRAGER

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    Thanks for replying, but there already off and kinda messed up. And I did soak the mess out of them, even used tube wrenches and the still stripped. And I tried the self bending thing and they turned out ok but was hoping someone knew of a place you could get new ones already made.
     
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    how can you not be good at bending brake line. no insult intended, but it's quite simple.

    Tork DSR
    I just got a winch, it takes the fun out of things.
     
  7. 502Burban

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    ClassicTube makes nice stuff. So does <a target="_blank" href=http://www.inlinetube.com>Inline Tube</a>; you may want to check them out, as well.

    Robb
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    Just buy a tube bender. Napa sells 2 different ones. 1 is aroumd $9.00 and the other about $36.00 . Difference is design but either does a good job.

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