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Old 12-22-2011, 01:43 PM   #1
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Default How hard is re-bending brake lines?

I have acquired a MC for my big brake kit, but I need to bend some lines. Are there tools required, techniques I should know?

I can make a how-to guide with pics if someone tells me how to bend lines properly.

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Default Re: How hard is re-bending brake lines?

If you want to make nice bends and not kink stuff get a tubing bender (if you're making wide bends you wont need it, but its easy to kink brake lines bending them without it if it's a tight bend. You'll also need a flaring kit. As long as its just regular brake line it's not hard, if it's stainless steel good luck.
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Default Re: How hard is re-bending brake lines?

A tubing bender. I will procure one. Here is the situation..

As you can see I have two lines on the driver side (bottom of pic) at 90 degrees and 45 degrees.
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Here is a front view of my hardline setup. (Driver side on right)
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And here's my donor. It has two lines on the passenger side (picture taken from passenger side.)
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From the front you can see it has two lines at 90 degrees, but they are on the wrong side.
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Is this going to be do-able with a tubing bender without over-stressing anything? (It looks like I will also need a 10x1mm to 12x1mm adapter.

Will I need to flaring kit? For what I'm not understanding...

thanks for your help man I really do appreciate all that you do on HT.
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Is this going to be do-able with a tubing bender without over-stressing anything? (It looks like I will also need a 10x1mm to 12x1mm adapter.
You're going to have to be very careful. I didn't realize you were trying to bend old lines. I had just assumed you were bending new lines from a roll of brake line.If you kink the lines when you try to bend them you'll have to cut them off before the kink and flare the end, and splice on a short new piece of line with a union. DO NOT use compression fittings, and don't use copper tubing if you have to do this.

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If you can bend the lines without kinking them then no you wont need a flare kit.

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Default Re: How hard is re-bending brake lines?

I have my MC ready and I will be rebending lines as described above with a bending tool.

If I kink any, I'll just have to cut and flare them, then add a SS flex-line with the appropriate adapters to take up the space by my fckup.

I'll post up a guide/diy when I do this. Thanks again HT.
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