Unusual Problem - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > Brand Specific Tech > Chevy
Notices

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-22-2007, 01:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Member # 57601
Location: Lima, OH
Posts: 20
Unusual Problem

A couple months ago I purchased a 1980 K10 4x4 Stepside that needed some serious brake work to get back on the road. I've replaced the MC, PV and SS hardlines so far, but I seem to run into a problem with the front rubber lines.

The parts store lists 5 different front lines for the 1980 Chevy's, and not one of them is remotely close to what came off the truck. All the replacements have a large male fitting on the end that passes through the frame, while the ones that came off have a smaller female fitting.

What's even more unusual is that when we pulled a replacement caliper off the shelf it to looks nothing like what's on the truck.

I considered the possibility of the axle having been swapped out for one from a different year, but that still doesn't explain why the end of the rubber hose that attaches to the hardline isn't correct.

So anyway, I thought I'd post up a couple pic's in hopes that maybe someone can tell me what the hell I have so I can get it back on the road. At this rate I think I've set a new official record (2 months) to complete a brake job, but a good deal of that is from waiting on parts.

Here's a shot of the caliper and caliper end hose fitting. None of the replacement hoses we looked at had a fitting anything like this.



Here's a shot of the female fitting on the end of the hose that connects to the hard line.

MrFurious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2007, 03:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Home Built's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Member # 5734
Location: Redding
Posts: 532
Send a message via Yahoo to Home Built
Looks like the same setup on my 77 when I had a dana 44.
Try going back a couple of years on the parts at the store and see what they have.
If you still can't find it take your old line to a place that makes hydrolic hoses and see if they can make you one.
The caliper side does not have to have that big block on it, you can use a standard banjo style end.
__________________
[B]Chicks dig body Damage...[/B]
74 Chevy Fullsize, 39.5 Irocs, D60/FF14bolt, Locked, Lifted, Stroked, Fuel Injected, Hydro assist. with lot's of body damage...
Home Built is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 09-22-2007, 04:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Member # 76815
Location: SE, Michigan
Posts: 56
not to add to your projects cost, but imho if your replacing the rubber lines anyway, just get braided steel ones. you get much better pedal feel. and they last longer. you can get them through several major sources, just take a pic of each end fitting and then measure how long it needs to be. www.inlinetube.com makes them. you may even find a local shop that can make them for you. going to SS braided soft lines made a big difference on my little 91 s-10, it always had a soft brake pedal.
__________________
1985 M1008
(k30 for you civilian minded people)
6.2L Diesel w/ Banks Turbo
Rear Disc Brakes
6" lift springs (Superlift)
DIY4X Shackle Flip
38.5" ground Hawgs on Humvee rims (not Re-centered)
just completed crossover steering

ITS MY DAILY DRIVER :D
ccatlett1984 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2007, 06:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Member # 57601
Location: Lima, OH
Posts: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Home Built View Post
Looks like the same setup on my 77 when I had a dana 44.
Try going back a couple of years on the parts at the store and see what they have.
If you still can't find it take your old line to a place that makes hydrolic hoses and see if they can make you one.
The caliper side does not have to have that big block on it, you can use a standard banjo style end.
Well, most everywhere I've looked lists the same hose # for all 4wd 1/2 tons from 73-80 and it looks like this. Problem is that it has the big male end on it just like the ones I got from the parts store, and that end doesn't mate up to the hard lines. (Note, this pic is from Inline Tube's website, the same place I got my SS hard lines from. Go figure!)



As for getting customs made locally, I thought about that as well but no one knows any place around here that does that. Besides that, I'd probably end up having as much in them as I would a set of braided SS lines. It's just a daily driver so I really don't want to dump any more money into it than I have to.
MrFurious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2007, 10:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Grumpy_old_fart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member # 20147
Location: Oakland Orygun
Posts: 6,583
Send a message via Yahoo to Grumpy_old_fart
I used the 2wd front brake lines off a 76 chevy, had all the right parts on them. plus, they were 3 inches longer
__________________
Empathy, apathy, sympathy.
Sympathy is between shit and syphilis in the dictionary.
Grumpy_old_fart is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.