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Does anyone have any tricks or special brakets they use when attaching the fuel and brake lines to the frame. I dont want to pay 4.25 per clip for the plastic ones from the factory. What does everyone use?


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Truck parts houses usually have the plastic coated metal loops that hold that stuff for about $4/dozen, you need to drill and tap a hole to attach them. Or weld a small piece of 14 or 16 ga. sheetmetal to the frame and bend it around the lines (like the factory rear harness keepers in the tub)

/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif I use the little rubber-lined one-hole pipe hangars as described by Rods-In-Dirt. I try not to use plastic near steel or copper line because the plastic is abrasive enough to rub through the line over time./wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif Been there......had a plastic line cross the brake line at a 90 degree angle and it wore through, and the front brakes went away. The plastic line was an aftermarket gas line that some yahoo at an RV place installed when the Suburban was previously owned. That wasn't ALL they did wrong/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif. I also had some army surplus aircraft clamps that were really nice.....rubber lined....worked good./wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif

Quadra-Tracs modified While-U-Wait by the crack moonguy/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif Quadra-Trac Team./wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif
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these are called "Adel Clamps" used on airplanes to clamp lines, hoses and some tubing. I don't know where they are available, however. I put some on my Jeep in '96, and they have help up even over the New England winters just fine.


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We used some similar to those Bob Ackley showed. We bought them from Summit Racing (not sure if it was the cheapest, but was convienient).

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Any parts store should have those cable clamps shown above, car quest part number EC ST-71 or EC ST-73 depending on the sizes you want. (can you tell I buy those a lot?) /wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif

48 CJ-2A, 49 Willys truck, 70 Jeepster Commando, 89 Wrangler, 98 4x4 Tacoma
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I got my brake and fuel lines from inline tube. They also sell all of the clips that you need for 7 dollars a package. One package does one set of lines. I was really happy with everything that I got. The lines were great and the clips made installation a breeze.
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I used the cable clamps shown above, but was able to save a dollar by buying them at the local farm and fleet.

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