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Bending Brake Lines

So whats the best way to bend brake lines? Im dealing w a short 4 inch line that need a little bend

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Go to Pep boyz and buy a $4.00 tubing bender......

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Craftsman has a bender that fit's over the line, It looks like a door spring that you would use on your screen door. Don't let the looks fool you this thing work's very well
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If it's only a slight bend go ahead and do it by hand!

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Pepboys $3.99 tube bender. I have done all mine with this one.
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Does anyone know the thread pitch and diameter of the brake lines? Pep Boys had 4 choices
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3/16" is the native measurement, 4.75mm(some manufacturers round this to 4.8mm)modern equivalant. M10x1 fittings, bubble flare. NAPA et al have racks of this stuff
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I just use my (aching) hands. The tubing bender I have won't make the sharp bends I usually need.
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It's called METRIC BUBBLE FLARE.Just ask at the auto parts store,they will know what your talking about.
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Harbor Freight has some good benders for cheeep. The have grooves for different diameter tubing.
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Imperial makes a great small tubing bender that will give you the radius of a nickle with no crimp.
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It's called METRIC BUBBLE FLARE.
sheessh, it's also called a BUBBLE FLARE, ISO BUBBLE FLARE, GM BUBBLE FLARE, ISO METRIC BUBBLE FLARE and GM METRIC BUBBLE FLARE

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