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Ok while installing lowering blocks I had no choice but to install the U Bolts over the lines cause I could not relocate them unless I purchase new ones and re-bend them. What the hell..I tried it see how much they could get smashed after torqueing them down 80lbs :rolleyes:.

What happens if I leave them smashed like this? This rear end is from a 67 Nova, do you know what the part number is for the replacement or can I just make a custom brake line?

Here is what the full brake line looks like.


What I did :eek: I think I should replace what do you guys think?




-Justin
 

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Why????

You could have easy put the bolts under the lines.

You can not take chances with brakes!

Brake failure can kill you and /or someone else.

Replace the lines.

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Why????

You could have easy put the bolts under the lines.

You can not take chances with brakes!

Brake failure can kill you and /or someone else.

Replace the lines.

Al
I tried to do that but if I would have done that is was putting to much pressure close to the drum and would have crimped the line. I could hardly move the line it so tight to the axle. Do you think I should custom make one with my own bends? If so where would I purchse this from? I have never done this before. Any help is much appreciated.

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justin,its don in waterford,i was with plumrat at the goodguys,if you need to bend and make some new lines,i got all the equipment to help get it done the right way
NORCAL NOVA GUYS HELPING NORCAL NOVA GUYS:yes:
don
ps pm me if you need some help
DO NOT DRIVE YOUR CAR LIKE THAT
 

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Any decent auto parts store, (like napa, not pep boys) has pre-fitted brake lines in various lengths. You can bend them by hand, no need for a bender. JR
 

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Since you have smashed the current lines use them as your mock up lines. Bend these ones to the shape that you need. Once you get everything exactly how you want, take them off and measure the line length and buy some new lines at the local parts store. Next bend the new line to match the old line, install and finish the brake set up.
 

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Some parts stores sell lines with coil windings on them, they're easier to bend without kinking (no bender tool required either) and you can make them fit to what you need that way.:yes:
 

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Thanks everyone for the help. Since I messed up the line I was not afraid to bend it little by little (what was I going to mess up at this point!). I did move it and installed the lowering blocks. I did not even mess up the dam brake lines :mad: O well live and learn. I have never messed with these steel brake lines so I was kind of nervous :eek: To late I already messed it up and now I will have experience putting a new one on. I just hate bleeding brakes. Let me tell you my boys are getting tons of experience as well as me.

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Thanks everyone for the help. Since I messed up the line I was not afraid to bend it little by little (what was I going to mess up at this point!). I did move it and installed the lowering blocks. I did not even mess up the dam brake lines :mad: O well live and learn. I have never messed with these steel brake lines so I was kind of nervous :eek: To late I already messed it up and now I will have experience putting a new one on. I just hate bleeding brakes. Let me tell you my boys are getting tons of experience as well as me.

-Justin
The lessons that cost us money are the ones we learn from, good thing this one wasn't to expensive.
 

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Amazed !!!

I CAN NOT beleave this guy actualy put pictures up of crushed rear brake lines !!! YOU should NOT be working on cars ! YOUR GOING TO KILL YOURSELF OR SOMEBODY ELSE ! WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I CAN NOT beleave this guy actualy put pictures up of crushed rear brake lines !!! YOU should NOT be working on cars ! YOUR GOING TO KILL YOURSELF OR SOMEBODY ELSE ! WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!
We all start some where!

He was smart enough to ask. (this is a lot smarter than the other option)

The only stupid question is the one not ask!

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I CAN NOT beleave this guy actualy put pictures up of crushed rear brake lines !!! YOU should NOT be working on cars ! YOUR GOING TO KILL YOURSELF OR SOMEBODY ELSE ! WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yo Michael...You do know this site is NPHNP right? Al is correct we all have to start some where. I know I messed up and and would get slammed a bit from my Nova buddies but you know what I'm ok with that, cause now I have learned something I have never done before. Again remember this site was built for NPHNP and this is exaclty what I got...Help, thanks again everyone now I can show my boys even dad makes mistakes but some good people are out in the world to help out if you just ask...Welcome to the site!


We all start some where!

He was smart enough to ask. (this is a lot smarter than the other option)

The only stupid question is the one not ask!

Al
Thanks Brother Al I really do appreciate your help.

I also got some good advice from Don! Thanks Don I will make sure those U-Bolts don't contact the brake lines.

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I CAN NOT beleave this guy actualy put pictures up of crushed rear brake lines !!! YOU should NOT be working on cars ! YOUR GOING TO KILL YOURSELF OR SOMEBODY ELSE ! WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!
If this is going to be how you try to help fellow members you are on the wrong board, no need for this crap on here!!
 

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Hey Justin! Next time just come in from the front of the rearend, then put the ubolt under the line by lightly pulling up then rotate the ubolt around under it! Lesson learned on this one. Kragens sells brake lines with the fittings in many lengths! Good luck bud!
 

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you should of been able to put the ubolts under the line, but since you already crushed them you need to replace them. Like posted, most parts stores sell lengths of tubing. Make sure you use the same size line when replacing and if you do want to make your own, you need a flaring kit that will do DOUBLE flares, not just the single flares. Also when buying the lines, make sure you get the ones with standard thread fittings and not metric.
 

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Amazed!!!

Michael,

He is not going to hurt someone because he knew that he did something that wasn't correct. By him posting pictures he not only had his own questions answered, but I'm sure that there would be someone else who may be helped by his questions.

Just don't forget that someday you may have a question to ask and there will be people here to help you out.............as long as you ask, and there will be others who will be helped by your question too.
 

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I CAN NOT beleave this guy actualy put pictures up of crushed rear brake lines !!! YOU should NOT be working on cars ! YOUR GOING TO KILL YOURSELF OR SOMEBODY ELSE ! WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chill dude, Justin is doing a great job putting this car together, it must be nice to be perfect:D:D:eek:
 

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TROLL alert!! LOL JR



I CAN NOT beleave this guy actualy put pictures up of crushed rear brake lines !!! YOU should NOT be working on cars ! YOUR GOING TO KILL YOURSELF OR SOMEBODY ELSE ! WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Moving on.............

Oh... BTW... went back and looked at the pictures of the smashed brake line again .......... After looking at the pictures, I'm pretty sure the rear of the car is only being supported by the " JACK " ( small jack ) this is very unsafe ! Please bud ..... USE SOME JACKSTANDS UNDER YOUR CAR WHILE ITS UP ! :yes:
 
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