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Old 08 August 2013, 22:00   #1
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Making brake lines

I'm finding it difficult to find any pre made brake lines/pipe on the internet for the truck and was wondering in anyone have experience of the building their own lines from the copper DIY kits?
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yeah, pretty easy to make. you do of course need a flaring tool, pay real close attention to the ends - file the pipe off square first and follow the instructions with the tool to see how much pipe to flare. ive done plenty in the past with no problems.
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Andy. very easy, get a roll of copper pipe,25 squids for 15mtrs or thereabouts and as said buy a flaring tool /kit, and just practice, oh you will also need a tiny pipe cutter also , you can buy these from b AND Q , it ensures a perfect round cut..

Having quick look around, i found this on flea bay, Same as mine and very easy to get a perfect flare
Ebay title.....Sykes Pickavant 270 series brake pipe flaring kit 02700100

a looks a good deal with a small pipe cutter etc etc,there you can always sell it afterwards

1 x Sykes Pickavant 270 series brake pipe flaring kit 02700100

*1 x Mini Tube Cutter 3 - 22mm

*2 sets of dies included

*1 x 25 foot roll of new sealed brake pipe

*10 x Metric Male Brake Pipe Unions

*10 x Metric Female Brake Pipe Unions
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yeah, pretty easy to make. you do of course need a flaring tool, pay real close attention to the ends - file the pipe off square first and follow the instructions with the tool to see how much pipe to flare. ive done plenty in the past with no problems.
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Thanks guys I'll look in to it, don't know about the Sykes Pickavant kit, bit pricier than I was thinking. There are other kits on ebay that are cheaper and should last the number of pipes that I intend to make.
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My local 4x4 centre did my mk1 disco pipes in copper no problem and passed the mot fine
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