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The 14ff disk swap break line thread.. post your pics

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Suburban, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    I've read about about many different options on doing brake lines on a 14ff disk swap. I'm using d44 calipers that require a 7/16 banjo bolt. I'm considering cutting the hardline about halfway down both axle tubes, flaring the line with a flare tool, and getting a fitting that will thread into some kinda rubber break hose which will also bolt to the calipers. Pictures, part numbers, and any ideas are more than welcome.. It seems like everybody has done something a little different when it comes to brake lines. I would like to see a wide array of options.

    thanks,
    James
     
  2. sweetk30

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    covered tons of times. search brake hose #s

    i just used new frts and scrap frt hose hangers from scrap truck. cut off what i needed to hold hose and welded to axle like stock. made lines and blead it. comon super easy hose to find.
     
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    I search but I find a bunch of random, unclear info.. It would be cool if we kinda had a collection of just options for rear brake lines..

    I thought of using my old front rubber lines, but they are kinda dry rotten, I'll probably go a head and spring for some new ones... Most of the threads don't have pics either, and pictures are worth a thousand words.. I need to visualize how it all goes together with the different possible brake line setups.. :wink1:
     
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    What side banjo bolts do those lines use? If they use 7/16, a part number would be awesome, because it would be very nice and simple to have a line that threads right into the old wheel cylinder fitting :bow:
     
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    I suspect they're the Chevette lines, but they came with the kit, so I have no idea. Lemme go see if they have any good numbers on them (though I betcha it's just for the rubber hose proper.)

    Worst case, you can use front hoses as appropriate for your caliper, and just deal with the extra length (cut down the hardline, or loop it.)

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    Awesome, I'll get the chevettle lines then. I'm glad they're cheap. I'll just go ahead and try to rent both a double flare tool and that hub socket I was talking about from Autozone, because they're both in their loan a tool program.

    This swap is gonna be easier than I was thinking!!

    One more question.. Any tips on using a double flare tool? I've never used one, and never seen one used.

    thanks
    James
     
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    fyi its not good to loop the lines down that low in the system as air might get traped. seen it before. and yes tha factory does it up top for flex at the body. and any air can blead back much easyer to kep it from going in the system to far.

    second on chevet hoses.
     
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    the hub socket is also something that is worth buying. you will use it again if you ever need to replace balljoints up front.
     
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    Sorry for all of the questions and the hijack but how does your ebrake cable mount. I see the notch but I do not see you using the notch.

    Ira
     
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    Didn't like the notch, as it bent the cable end at 90 degrees.

    I ended up using a folded piece of flat stock welded to the wrench, to keep the cable straight at the end ... as circled.

    I take pix throughout the evolution of my projects -- and boy howdy do they seem to evolve -- so things change. Frequently.

    And btw, drilling wrenches sucks. Even with a drill press. Welding on them wasn't bad -- just cranked up the heat -- but that hardened tool steel thing is for real :eek1:

    http://www.slosh.com/dremu/brakecable.jpg

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    Thanks. I think I have a direction to travel now:D

    Ira
     
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    On my DD and my Rig I have stock D60 front rubber brake lines. Work good and have not had any issues yet.
     

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