Having problems with your 1984 Chevrolet El Camino ?

I am buying a 1984 El Camino and the only problem is the back break line is rusted.. I need help with purchesing a new break line. Can you help me? what is the best and the cheapest?

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 24-09-2018

Answers :

Normal\015\012 0\015\012 \015\012 \015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012Dealers don't sell brake line kits ready to go. You have to\015\012bent and assemble that line by yourself or pay at a car repair shop.
\015\012\015\012I did the rear brake line of a 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada a\015\012week ago.
\015\012\015\012 With a string\015\012measure the length of the brake line.
\015\012\015\012 Buy the line at any\015\012car parts store NAPA, Autozone … the same diameter.
\015\012\015\012 They are galvanized\015\012(Silver), or plastic covered (Black).
\015\012\015\012 The trick is how to\015\012make a double flare joint.
\015\012\015\012 First you need to\015\012buy a flare kit for $20 - $30 and a tubing
cutter.
\015\012\015\012 Second after\015\012cutting file the edges 45 degree.
\015\012\015\012 Third heat the\015\012edge of pipe 1/3 of inches, with propane
heater, till changes color but not read, to soften the\015\012steel.
\015\012\015\012 Make sure you\015\012clamp the tube tight enough so it doesn't slip
at all. The fingers aren't strong enough to\015\012do the job.
\015\012\015\012 Make sure to use\015\012the right size adapter, and that adapter
stays 90 degree with the pipe during the Compression
Process.
\015\012\015\012If you have no experience first buy a short brake line, try\015\012some double flares, and if you fill confident buy a pipe bender, the brake\015\012lines, dismantle the brake line, and copy the shape.
\015\012\015\012Because of heat treatment, we buy galvanized brake lines,\015\012but prime and coat with rubberized undercoat. Make sure the new line to go over\015\012each clamp at the frame. A rattling brake lane is a big trouble, or death. Good\015\012Luck.

The best way to do it is to go to the auto parts store and buy a premade line. They come in different lengths and with the fittings on the ends. If you don't have a flaring kit, then measure the overall length from a fitting to another fitting and replace the whole thing. From the master cylinder to the rear wheel will probably cost you about $20. Hope this helps.
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