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mounted up my new master cylinder, prop valve & distribution valve. Orderd up 20ft of stainless line, fittings, that spiral wrap, and started bending







I had to drill the hole for the front left caliper line. The hold by the radius arm was already there.












Where I stopped, ran out of line. I'll need another 7ft for the rear calipers.
 

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I broke my cheap OTC flaring tool. It would not clamp the line for the initial buble flare. It would just push the line out of the tool :banghead I clamped it so tight the one stud broke. So I got a Craftsman flaring tool, not only did it work great, but its also got the Craftsman lifetime warranty. :thumbup
 

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Looks good, nice and clean. IMO, run the entire line inside the frame. Why leave anything to chance. Oh, I got a good idea for your next project, paint that frame. lol
Good Luck.
 

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Is that the gen 2 lightning MC and booster setup you had been talking about?
 

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holy how long did that take? and were do i get extended brakelines... figured i would throw that in there i saw like 1 set on jbg
 

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It's great to have the right tool first. I'm tired of the cheapo chit that my friends have. I have less money, but I have tools for life. I kind of like the look of some new stuff snaking around the old. Like new life in old veins.
 

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I broke my cheap OTC flaring tool. It would not clamp the line for the initial buble flare. It would just push the line out of the tool :banghead I clamped it so tight the one stud broke. So I got a Craftsman flaring tool, not only did it work great, but its got the Craftsman lifetime warranty.
funny, same thing happened to me just a few days ago...luckily I had a buddy who was able to flare them at his shop...

holy how long did that take? and were do i get extended brakelines... figured i would throw that in there i saw like 1 set on jbg
Procomp also makes a set for the front and rear, anyplace that sells procomp can order them for you....

Ryan the lines came out great.
 

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Looks good, nice and clean. IMO, run the entire line inside the frame. Why leave anything to chance.
I think it will be ok, I don’t do serious off roading, and I don’t see any scars on the frame from debri.
Oh, I got a good idea for your next project, paint that frame. lol
Where do I start :cry I’ll work on that when I replace the body
Is that the gen 2 lightning MC and booster setup you had been talking about?
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holy how long did that take?
:shrug couple days, after work, after the rain, and once I got the right tools.
It's great to have the right tool first. I'm tired of the cheapo chit that my friends have. I have less money, but I have tools for life. I kind of like the look of some new stuff snaking around the old. Like new life in old veins.
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honestly, your rust isn't that bad. I was expecting to see the body barely hanging on the frame from the way you describe it.
The frame isn’t too bad, the body is toast. Not much on the surface, but the factory spot welds are rotted out, so a lot of the body panels can be move independently from the others.
Funny, I didnt notice:toothless
Sure ya didn’t
funny, same thing happened to me just a few days ago...luckily I had a buddy who was able to flare them at his shop...
I really wanted to get one of the $400 Hydraulic Flaring Tools, but I couldn’t justify the cost. I did break that small extension from the 3/16 die on the craftsman set. They replaced it no questions asked. :thumbup
Ryan the lines came out great.
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Either way I am always impressed with your work. :beer
 

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Looks cleaner than my brake line install, good work.
 

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Nice lines. When I opened it I had hoped it was SS braided lines as that would be cool to make at home as well. I would love to do that.

Brake lines are one of those little things that I like doing.
 

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Either way I am always impressed with your work. :beer
Thanks! :drinkbud
Looks cleaner than my brake line install, good work.
It’s all in the time investment. I used cheapo lines to bend templates before I touched the stainless stuff. I made the front cross member template to the passenger front in 2 halves.
Nice work and it looks great. Surprised you didn't have to start a thread on why your brake pedal is soft when you start the engine. (not really surprised)
I replaced a front caliper, replaced all the bleeders, bleed it 5 times with 3 different people. I knew it had to be the old distribution block / prop valve was gummed up, or the rebuilt master cylinder had pitting on the bore walls. So I replaced both with NEW modern parts. Not refurbished with 30 year old rusty parts :twak
Nice lines. When I opened it I had hoped it was SS braided lines as that would be cool to make at home as well. I would love to do that.
I’m sure you can do it, but you’ll need an expensive crimper
Brake lines are one of those little things that I like doing.
It’s not as much fun when the tools start falling apart
you'd think if it leaks enough oil it'd prevent rust:haha maybe that's why my underside is mostly rust free
It has stopped the rust from spreading on the firewall and parts of the frame.
what's the point of the spiral
Strain relief in case of relative movement.
It’s used to prevent kinks while bending, and prevent abrasion.
 

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I know my Bronco is rusty and leaks oil
Whose 86' isn't/doesn't

Really nice job Ryan

wish I'd done mine in stainless instead of plain old steel lines;



Guess I'll get a second chance soon enough:doh0715:

Great work, you'll get your Southern shell some day:thumbup

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