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Old 06-18-2007, 11:25 AM
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A/C line crimping tool recommendation.

I need to crimp up all of my A/C lines. I cut everything to length, routed it like I wanted it and pulled it all back off the car. I went back over to NAPA where I bought the hose and asked the guy behind the counter (who happened to be the manager) if he could crimp them up? Well I felt like I had walked into an auto zone.UH UH YEAH I think I can crimp that UH UH. He fumbled his way through one and couldn't figure out which die to use next so I just gave up and left. Anyway does anyone have a source to buy a hand crimping tool?? Thanks in advance!! Brian

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Those tools can be a bit pricey, running about $300. Rather than buy one why don't you just go to a firm that makes up hydraulic hose. I had used a hand tool a number of years ago and it worked OK, but on my 34 I took the hoses to a hydraulic shop and the crimps looked much better than with the hand tool.

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What kind of fittings are you using? The barb type with the ferrule that comes off the fitting? If you're using that type, I have a crimper. I say that because I see you're location is listed as central Mississippi. I'm in Vicksburg.

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Thanks for the offer, I contacted my local Carquest and they did it for me for free!!!! I tipped the parts guy a 5 spot for his trouble and will certainly remember the generosity of Carquest when it comes time to buy some more parts!! 302 z28 I did do a little research and found a crimper that will do #6,#8,#10,#12 lines for 150$. from what I have read they are an improvement over tools of a few years ago. I also found a master set for upwards of 500$ . Think I'll pass on that. Brian
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