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    while changing the master cylinder on my 77 scout 2 ss i ended up pretzeling the rear line from the proportioning valve to the master. is there anyway to get just those lines or do i need to buy the complete hard line set. back country benders sells the parts i need but they are moving to another shop and unfortunately not accepting orders.

    RUGER

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    Originally posted by RUGER View Post
    while changing the master cylinder on my 77 scout 2 ss i ended up pretzeling the rear line from the proportioning valve to the master. is there anyway to get just those lines or do i need to buy the complete hard line set. back country benders sells the parts i need but they are moving to another shop and unfortunately not accepting orders.

    RUGER
    Are they something other than flared hard brake line? Couldnt you make your own with a brake line bending and flaring tool?

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      #3
      that you fer the reply poriggity

      nope standard flared hard lines. i sopose i could just never played with making my own though.
      just wondering if theres a way without rolling my own.

      RUGER

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        #4
        How long is it? If you don't want to bend, you could use a slightly shorter straight piece and two soft lines on either side?
        - Buck

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          #5
          Originally posted by RUGER View Post
          that you fer the reply poriggity

          nope standard flared hard lines. i sopose i could just never played with making my own though.
          just wondering if theres a way without rolling my own.

          RUGER
          Making them with the pre flared stuff found at most auto parts stores would be pretty easy, I'd think.

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            #6
            about a foot. preflared would work.
            soft line yer a genius dnsfailure. been spinning wrenches on and off fer 30 years, never thought of that. haha
            Last edited by RUGER; 05-28-2020, 05:38 PM.

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              #7
              Get a brake line bender, and the pre-made length to fit (Napa and other good stores sell them in 6" increments). It's not that hard.
              Then use either some flex line, or even solid couplers.

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                #8
                thats yall i got some work to do bending line.

                RUGER

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                  #9
                  Really they are not that hard to make with a couple tools. If you decide you don't want to make them, we might have a set ready to go at IH Parts America. If not we can easily make them up.
                  Jeff Ismail
                  IH Parts America,
                  Binder Books & CPT - Crawler Proven Technology

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                    #10
                    thank you jeff. if i cant figure it out ill give you a hollar. ill deff keep yall in mind when it comes to getting parts fer the scout in the future

                    RUGER

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                      #11
                      Copper nickel.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by larboc View Post
                        Copper nickel.
                        This is what I use. I bought a 20 foot roll of it and a 10 pack of fittings for around $30. I think the flaring tool with a tube cutter was another $30. I use a beer bottle to bend the lines. It’s hard to kink if you aren’t stupid with it. You now have lines that will never rust. Bonus with the soft copper is that they flare nice and easy.

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                          #13
                          This is the best brake flaring tool I’ve ever used. All the other cheap ones suck ass. Only does 3/16” but this has saved me so much time.

                          https://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-on...16-tubing.html

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Rangerrod View Post
                            This is the best brake flaring tool I’ve ever used. All the other cheap ones suck ass. Only does 3/16” but this has saved me so much time.

                            https://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-on...16-tubing.html
                            The beauty of nickel copper is you don’t need a fancy tool. My cheap chink flare tool does it like butter.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Aisin View Post

                              This is what I use. I bought a 20 foot roll of it and a 10 pack of fittings for around $30. I think the flaring tool with a tube cutter was another $30. I use a beer bottle to bend the lines. It’s hard to kink if you aren’t stupid with it. You now have lines that will never rust. Bonus with the soft copper is that they flare nice and easy.
                              Been doing hard bends in primarily SST and steel for a living since forever. Yes one can do bends on a beer bottle, the question I might ask is can you always live with the bend radius they give and how many feet of tubing were lost when the tubing collapsed in on the inner radius? Ni-Cu tubing isnt cheap...a decent tube bender like sold by Ridgid or Imperial eastman yieds better construction even if they cost the same price as a 1" open end made by snap on for 1 size tube. For that matter at least fill the tube with fine sand to prevent collapse...

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