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Old 09-18-2002, 07:46 PM
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You can buy different lengths of the line at any auto parts store. It bends very easily by hand so you can route it wherever you want on the car frame. Bolt it down with loop style clips. You may luck out and be able to use an off-the-shelf length of tubing but you will likely need to cut the tubing to the proper length and add a new flare on the end. DO NOT do this with a standard single flaring tool. With the money you save by doing the job yourself, buy a double flare tool at the parts store. Likely will save enough to go out to a nice dinner too. With a little practice, you can make as good a double flare as a factory machine can. One step in the process I had to leaarn the hard way is to ream out the end of the tubing after cutting it with the tubing cutter. Seemed to be a needless step to me but it makes all the difference in getting a good flare. The stuff is relatively cheap so you can mess up a piece and not break the bank. Benefits will be you will save money, gain a new tool and a new skill. Can't beat that combo!
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