The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > General Truck Forums > Suspension

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-22-2017, 07:41 PM   #1
hevs76
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: DFW Texas
Posts: 8
!970 c30 TOW TRUCK BRAKE line

I have a busted brake line, and was wondering if anyone knows of a great site to purchase new or universal. also does anyone have a diagram of the brake line set up.

hevs76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2017, 03:16 AM   #2
andrewmp6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Louisville,Ky
Posts: 5,804
Re: !970 c30 TOW TRUCK BRAKE line

Was it a hard line or soft line that popped?I would try my local auto parts store first if not you places like lmc truck brothers truck should have it.Or worse case if you can bend and flare your on lines not that too hard to do.
andrewmp6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2017, 07:41 AM   #3
PGSigns
Senior Member
 
PGSigns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hayes Va
Posts: 3,385
Re: !970 c30 TOW TRUCK BRAKE line

If it lost a line I would check all the rubber hoses and replace them if them don't look new. I have started using the nickel copper brake lines and they are easy to work with. Pull the line that failed and use it for a pattern and you can get various lengths your local parts stores. It may take a little creativity in mixing and matching lengths some times but not a bad job at all. You can also buy it in coils to make up custom lengths but will need a flair tool.
Jimmy
__________________
60 to 66 Chevy and GMC window decals
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=661131
Good friends, good food and a hotrod what else do you need?
1966 BBW long fleet Daily driver
1965 BBW short fleet Sold and going to a good home
1965 Suburban
2003 3500 Duramax
2005 Ultra Classic
PGSigns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2017, 03:36 PM   #4
hevs76
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: DFW Texas
Posts: 8
Re: !970 c30 TOW TRUCK BRAKE line

Thanks. Weather was good today so i went under the TT and noticed its the hard line that goes all the way to the rear brakes. I have been considering but not sure it it's a good idea in using the flexible brake lines.
hevs76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2017, 08:46 PM   #5
PGSigns
Senior Member
 
PGSigns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hayes Va
Posts: 3,385
Re: !970 c30 TOW TRUCK BRAKE line

I am not suggesting you use flexible brake lines. I am suggesting you check all the lines including the rubber lines going to the wheels in the front and the rearend housing in the back. If you are making a repair its time to check it all. If you have hard lines failing the flex lines may not be much better. The new hard line that is available is made of Nickel copper and not steel. It wont rust and is easier to work with. Lots of info out there on the nickel copper if you google it. No matter what you use it is time to look at it all.
Jimmy
__________________
60 to 66 Chevy and GMC window decals
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=661131
Good friends, good food and a hotrod what else do you need?
1966 BBW long fleet Daily driver
1965 BBW short fleet Sold and going to a good home
1965 Suburban
2003 3500 Duramax
2005 Ultra Classic
PGSigns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2017, 04:14 AM   #6
andrewmp6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Louisville,Ky
Posts: 5,804
Re: !970 c30 TOW TRUCK BRAKE line

Yeah replaced a hard line with a hard line always.
andrewmp6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com