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Cavalier fluid line fittings

Does anyone know what type/size fitting was used on the Chevy Cavalier power steering rack fluid lines? Not the pump connections, but the hard lines for the assist cylinder. I purchased a rebuilt rack to install on my 1948 Plymouth, but the supplied hard line at the passenger end of the rack needs to be modified a bit in order to fit. The bend in the line won't allow the rack to be positioned correctly. The bend hits the underside of the frame, so I need to either replace the line, or find a fitting that will provide clearance. I was hesitant to disassemble the existing fitting before I asked the question. A search failed to discover any clues.

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They are probably the Captive O ring design. Most likely same as the pump end of it.
As far as making a modification ,you might use a 90 degree elbow/compression fitting along with the O ring fitting end to make a tight corner fitting, although it wont be pretty.
Getting a tight bend on any tubing will be a tough thing to do.
You could take a walk at the U pull it yard and get a better Idea what is easily available.
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Thanks. I think I'll look into the compression 90 fitting.
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I would look at Edelman catalog for a hose that is ready made that will fit
# 1 is the style you most likely have
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you may find a hose that is already made with a good 90 degree bend made into it.
This one has an O ring style and has a real tight 90 on the one end.
I think if you look around at an Edelman catalog or the dorman catalog you can find one that can be easily made to fit and look presentable on your build
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