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I am real busy right now and hardley have time to get on here anymore. Hence I don't have time to do a thoughrough search.

I need 2 4.5 ft. brake lines each with a female and male fitting for an '85 Toy pickup front end. They have to be flexable. I have gone to my local places and they look at me crosseyed. Someone please hook me up.
 

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Transmission and fluid equipment, Fort Wayne, IN. 260-493-3223, ask for Carl. Tell him Paul sent you, he'll get you fixed up, or nobody can.

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Look in the phone book for a place that makes hydraulic hoses and tell them that you need two "clutch" lines with these fittings on the ends (show them your brake lines). Around here, as long as you don't say it is a brake line they will make it for you.
 

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if you are running a link suspension, or have a track bar, all you need is 2 short flex lines. you put one at each end of your link, the run a chunk of hard line down the top of the tube. secure it with adel clamps and your good to go.. we do this all the time, that way if you realy want a flexy suspension, the hose only move a small amount (few degrees) per foot.... :flipoff2:
other wise youd have to figure out how to control a 4 foot long brake line when the suspension moves, and that'd be sure to get hung up on some thing out on the trail..
 

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Transmission and Fluid Equipment will not question your application as they make brake lines all the time to fit/order. Using DOT spec parts, tooling and trained operators, they meet the specs for this application. Your local shop may have similar capabilities too.



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I agree with T1H5_TA3. You really don't want to have to deal with 4.5' of flexing brake line at each wheel end, eventually you'll tear it out. Think about running hardline down your diff tubes with a short flex around your yokes to the brakes. Secure the hardline to the diff tubes with audel clamps so they don't get torn off and your good to go. Once this is done there is no limit to your flex, especially if you have the right length of flex to the center of your diff tube from the frame. Allow enough length to max out your limit strap or suspension from the center. The pic below shows the short flex at the brakes going back to the center section.
 

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Thanks guys,

I am using three link setups F/R with pinion brakes.

I can do what you are talking about but it's not like I was going to have lots of slack in the line.
 
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