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post #1 of 7 Old 08-15-2013, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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brakeline repair question

We've been rebuilding the front end on our 86 CJ7. Made great progress with some key help from the forum.

Last hurdle seems to be the removal of the flex brake line at the frame end. The joint is pretty rusty, and we cant break it free. I'm assuming that I can't apply heat, and that PB breaker won't do much to this fitting.

Any ideas?

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-15-2013, 03:53 PM
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Be carefull with the heat. That part is spring steel.
Soak it with WD-40 overnight and give it a try. That worked for me yrs ago.
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-15-2013, 06:24 PM
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Grab the nut part on the hard line with some vice grips. A wrench is only going to round it off.

Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

Wheel, Wrench, Repeat.
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post #4 of 7 Old 08-15-2013, 10:30 PM
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Irwin Vise-Grip part# 4LW


Best brake line wrench made IMO. Won't scuff or chew up nuts like a standard vise-grip.
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post #5 of 7 Old 08-16-2013, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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That looks great - I'll try to find one around here. Thanks.
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-16-2013, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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That vise grip worked perfectly. No big box store had any around here, but I did find a Irwin 7LW at a local hardware store. I just placed a square nut on one jaw to make up for the fact that this wrench is larger than the one that you mentioned. THANKS Speig8.
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post #7 of 7 Old 08-16-2013, 08:47 PM
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Glad it worked out for you. Pretty creative idea using a nut as spacer for the larger size tool.
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