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Anybody know where I can get a complete set of stainless brake lines for my '84 xcab? I'm talking about the hard lines, I've already converted all the flex hoses to braided SS. I've seen kits for hotrods, but nothing for Toys. Mine are getting crusty, time to start swapping them out. Tried searching the web, couldn't find anything. TIA...
 

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The best and cheapest way would be to buy the fittings and your own flare kit($9.00 from harbor freight) and tubing and do it yourself...... <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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I've always wondered....when you buy the coils of brake line, how do you roll 'em out and get them straight so they look decent?
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Originally posted by E-Locker:
<STRONG>Ken,

Try http://www.inlinetube.com/

They advertize in the back of Four Wheel and Off-Road.</STRONG>
Thanks Karl! I called them, they can make anything, but you hafta send them the old lines. They don't have a pre-bent kit for Toys at this time. He quoted me $180 for a complete custom-bent stainless kit, with all the proper fittings, etc. Sounds expensive, but I would bet that if I bought all new OEM lines that they would cost more than that.

I asked about buying a bunch of straight tube, he said they can get me everything I need, all the metric fittings in stainless, but he cautioned that by the time you buy the straight stuff and fittings, a decent bender and double-flare tool, that you'll spend more than the custom kit that they will make. Problem is, you gotta strip every brake line off, ship them, and wait about 2 weeks for the new ones to come back.

Not sure what I'm gonna do, will probably go the "make my own" route.
 

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If ya really want the custom tube and the problem is the down time, can you find a parts vehicle close by to strip the old lines out of and send those?
 

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I got a double flaring tool and I have been practicing using it. I suck at it <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

I have yet to get a decent double flare. So, if at all possible, I will just buy the lines...
 

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Originally posted by E-Locker:
<STRONG>I got a double flaring tool and I have been practicing using it. I suck at it <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

I have yet to get a decent double flare. So, if at all possible, I will just buy the lines...</STRONG>
I agree double flare tools SUCK. I've tried the cheap ones, and even rented a good one they all SUCK ASS.

Also does any one know what the flares are on a yota? I went to napa to buy a straight length of tubing with fittings on it but don't know what size pipe/fitting/type of flare I need
 

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You know, I've always wondered what the big deal is about "double flaring" the brake lines. I have replaced a couple of lines on mine now from straight lines I bought at NAPA. I have a plain flaring tool for doing plumbing fittings, I used that, and I have no leaks or problems. A single flare is pretty easy, BTW.

Originally posted by SquirrelMaster:
<STRONG>Also does any one know what the flares are on a yota? I went to napa to buy a straight length of tubing with fittings on it but don't know what size pipe/fitting/type of flare I need</STRONG>
I can't remember the size of the tubing but you need to get the lines with metric fittings, the thread pitch is M10x1.00. The fittings are usually green. One odd thing is that the OEM fittings take a 10mm wrench, whereas the aftermarket ones in the parts stores use an 11mm wrench. One more flare wrench to have to carry with you now... <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">
 

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Factory brake line size is 3/16". I'm not sure but don't you flare SS lines to 37deg. and not the usual 45deg flare that the factory lines have?
One other idea is buy the longest replacement lines they have at your local parts store(usually 5" to 6' and approx.$5), cut off one flared end, slide off the replacement fittings(Only if British or American)and replace them with your factory fittings. You then can make any line you need to for your Toy. Just an idea to kick around.
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I use a Snap-On double flare kit and it seems to work fine. I buy
the long 3/16" lines with metric fittings and bend and cut as needed.
I reflare and reinstall one end to complete the custom line.
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i don't know why would even consider paying $180 for hard brake lines. i bet you could get your whole truck done in braided lines for less and you don't have to bend anything. lines are $2.80 a foot. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> clean and simple and not the cheapest but definatly the easiest. heres a link to where they can be had... http://www.amstreetrod.com/html/hoses.htm
 
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