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Old 02-22-2009, 01:50 AM
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Hello to everyone.

Thank you for your replays.

I will try to answer your comments.

Of course shipping is possible, the shipping cost is the problem.
Also, the longest package USPS can ship is 60" (overseas), so if I buy prefabricated brake lines, some of them will not fit and will not be possible to be shipped. Furthermore, my experience shows that sometimes packages get damaged during shipping... so I could get bend ot twisted lines...

"If they can ship cars and machine tools they can ship a few brake lines."

In general they can, but here in Bulgaria, there are only 3 companies dealing with auto parts and cars from USA... which turns in sky-high prices
Just an example... they offered me ordinary fuel pump for $125... which I bought and got shipped for $35...

Everyone here thinks, "Oh, you drive American car, you are a millionaire... I will charge you 10 times the normal price..."

Thats why I order parts by myself and my possibilities are USPS/FedEx services.


Hey joe_padavano,
Can you send me some web site of Inline Tube or some other reliable companies I could order parts from. Thank you.

Thanks again for comments, the more info I get the better

Best regards,
Ivo

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Hey joe_padavano,
Can you send me some web site of Inline Tube or some other reliable companies I could order parts from. Thank you.

Thanks again for comments, the more info I get the better

Best regards,
Ivo
Try these:

http://www.inlinetube.com/

http://www.classictube.com/

http://www.finelinesinc.com/

http://www.rightstuffdetailing.com/

In fact, this should be what you're looking for:

http://www.rightstuffdetailing.com/2...onte_carlo.pdf

Good luck.
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Hi Joe,

Thank you very much. The links are very helpful.

Best regards,
Ivo
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Rack,These guys are right use the correct line.


Here is a thread I started awhile back.

Copper Brake Line,Fuel Line
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Hi redlightning
Thanks for the thread Obviously I have to use steel tubes
Thanks for your help,
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Dangerous!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's not a good idea to use copper it expands and will likely not with stand todays pressures
It may be an easy way to stop a leak but is a very dangerous sense of succurity.
If you like your car and people that ride in it buy a flaring tool and do it right
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Ivo, in your position your best option may be a combination of a few ideas. I have made brake lines many times from premade straight tubes like this place has.. Click here

Straight pieces of pre-flared tubing of different lengths.


Of course you are going to have to know the diameter of the lines you need, that is VERY important.

But I have used these pre-flared tubes many times, get one close to the length you need and bend it to shape. There are adapters and junctions blocks in every form, thousands of different ones are available.

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Copper is too soft...won't withstand the pressure.
... Copper brake lines are nearly the only thing used as replacement brake lines here in Scandinavian! They actually lives much longere than the stock steel ones. Our safety inspections (testing the cars every 24 month) don't allow the cars to drive on the streets if the steel lines have any rust at all, so they are replaced by copper lines. I never heard about anybody replacing the copper lines again. They are still fine when the cars goes to the junk yard.

...this are copper lines ment to be used as brake line, all part shops here have them. It vil be very difficult finding steel line here.........
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Copper brake Lines

It's intteresting to read everyones ideas.
Goes to show how ideas change thruout the world.
Here in Canada it is illegal to use copper lines (They will not pass a safety inspection that way) I like the idea of copper not rusting Because any rust and or flaking on our lines will also result in failing a safety inspection.
I wounder if Denmark uses a different type of copper line especially for brake line application? Is it of a harder compound/wall thickness?
When I went to trade school they told us that the copper lines would swell and eventually fail. ( If I'm not mistaken army Jeeps Vehicles used copper right into the late 1970's.) I remember installing some raider units on 6 wheel drive trucks and couldn't believe they had copper lines. Assumed it was a special army issue.
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westmus,
that's a copper-nickel alloy tubing...

here's some details:

http://www.copper.org/applications/a...rake_tube.html

PS: the real argument for the copper/nickel is the old DOT3 fluid caused steel tubing to rust from the inside out....
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Copper Lines

I love it
You never stop learnig
I wonder if these nickel / copper alloy lines are available to us in Canada?
Are they legal as replacement here?
I'll do some investigation and get back
Got ot go to Work now
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westmus,
that's a copper-nickel alloy tubing...

here's some details:

http://www.copper.org/applications/a...rake_tube.html

PS: the real argument for the copper/nickel is the old DOT3 fluid caused steel tubing to rust from the inside out....
Wonder how much the cost difference between Steel, Stainless & Copper/Nickel Alloy is? And if you can find C/N tubing here?
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hydraulic supply by me won't make any lines that use brake fluid due to liabilities
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Hi guys,
This thread is getting interesting :-)

As I keep looking for someone here to make steel brake lines... I still got no luck, I decided to make brake lines by myself (hope with some advices and help from you )

I am looking at these tools and supplies:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Profe...Q5fAccessories

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/3-16-...motiveQ5fTools

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/25-Br...Q5fAccessories

What do you think? Is it what I need?

I will add tube nuts as well.

Thanks for your help,
Ivo
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Hi guys,
This thread is getting interesting :-)

As I keep looking for someone here to make steel brake lines... I still got no luck, I decided to make brake lines by myself (hope with some advices and help from you )

I am looking at these tools and supplies:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Profe...Q5fAccessories

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/3-16-...motiveQ5fTools

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/25-Br...Q5fAccessories

What do you think? Is it what I need?

I will add tube nuts as well.

Thanks for your help,
Ivo
The rolls of line are easy to work with as they are a little softer than regular straight line and you can go up to 25" with no joints. If you are trying to match a factory line it is more difficult when using the rolls of line as you need to make the straight parts straight. If you are just doing a repair or dont care if your straight sections are perfect then the rolls are perfect. The do make a tool to straighten the rolled line, but buy the time you get through buying the tool it would have probably been cheaper just to buy straight lengths of line.
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