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BENDING BRAKE LINES & CREATING INVERTED FLARES ON BRAKE TUBING



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when replacing brake lines on cars

eventually you're going to have to bend

and cut them to size well a auto parts

stores has them in varying lengths when

you get down to it you're going to have

to actually fit it to the car itself

fenders I've tried a lot of different

fenders over the years this is the style

that I prefer but there's others

available and it's a very simple process

to actually use the bender the line goes

in and it's merely pressing the levers

to form the bend to whatever degree you

need

after your bins are made you want to

next cut this to whatever length that

you needed in this case just for example

now we'll just say this is how long we

needed simple process you use a tubing

cutter and you align that there's a

cutting wheel on the cutter itself you

line that with your mark and simply turn

it and then tighten it a little turn it

two more until the tubing finally comes

free

now that the tubing's cut the wheel

actually pushes in the sidewalk the

material from the tubing and I use up

just generally a pocketknife to ream out

the burr that's created from the cutting

process and once I've completed that I

generally run the file over just the the

sharp edge just to knock down the edge

before creating an inverted flare next

always remember to put your fitting nut

on before you create the inverted flare

don't ask me how I know that moving

necked will will take this line into our

flaring block and they're labeled for

the size of the line in this case we're

using 3/16 line and we've selected the

3/16 hole an inverted flaring kit kit

includes these dyes to actually complete

the flaring the first step of the

flaring is to decide how much of this

tubing needs to stick out from the block

and in this case you want to adjust it

so that the tubing sticks out as much as

the step on the dye itself

once we have that in a trade height to

tighten up the clamp set the die in

there then tighten that up

and you just need to get it till it kind

of bottoms out no sense that you don't

need to torque on it a lot just till the

it kind of reaches that point where it

doesn't want to move down further

now remove the dye and what it's done is

it sort of created bubbled shape and now

we'll push that down into full flare

fitting

and again you don't have to force this

at all you shouldn't require a lot of

floor and there you have it that

completes an inverted flare you're ready

to go make brake lines for your project

now