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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-07-2000, 06:48 PM
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Going SOA - Brake lines. (part 5)

How can I bend the steel brake lines so they run at the bottom of the frame rails? I've been looking at them and I'm too scared to mess with them because there's no way I'll know how to fix them if they brake.

How do other SOA YJ owners do it. I already have 4" extended length hoses on the front. The rear I didn't extend because it's a ford axle and the YJ hose that came w/ the kit wouldn't fit.

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Re: Going SOA - Brake lines. (part 5)

You can get a tubing bender at the local parts store. They come in different configurations. Now if you have the tubing that does not have the ribs you flare the tubing just before the break and connect a new piece of brake line to that using a male and female fittings.

I took my time when bending my front brake lines. I now have all of them done for something like 30.00 instead of the 150.00 that they want for the pre-bent lines.

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Re: Going SOA - Brake lines. (part 5)

or you can bend the pipe around something.. ie. socket... hammer head... anything that is hard.. just find the shape you want.. and bend the pipe around it..

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Re: Going SOA - Brake lines. (part 5)

Brake lines are easy to bend,,,either with Degree Bender,like was mentioned,,or like jeepgod stated any hard object that close in shape to the bend you want..you can also bend them by hand as long as its a sweeping bend.. Just remember if you do happen to pinch, or break the line..or cut it,,,,your new connections should be with a double flair (rounded lip) as opposed to a single or simple flair. Any parts store or your local gargage should have what you need to make one

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