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Unread 04-11-2013, 08:12 PM   #196
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Welcome to the Jeep family Si! What a fine looking young fella. I had a Harlequin GD once. Pinky was her name. Had the cutest pink lips and skin. Sure miss her. Silas will make you a great friend.
He's a great dog. He gained 10 pounds this week.

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Unread 04-14-2013, 04:06 PM   #197
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He's a great dog. He gained 10 pounds this week.
That is awesome dog. But at that rate, you will be spending your entire Jeep fund on dog food before you know it.
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Unread 04-15-2013, 12:28 PM   #198
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That is awesome dog. But at that rate, you will be spending your entire Jeep fund on dog food before you know it.
I hope not! He'll actually slow down in a year or so, but for right now he's recycling that Blue Buffalo puppy food at a record pace! I can't wait until he gets to ride in the Jeep.
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Unread 04-15-2013, 03:36 PM   #199
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Just read this thread. It looks like you take pride in your work...and your pets.
Nice Work.
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Hope you have a BIG yard. Between the Rot and GD I had, I had the wheelbarrow out once a week picking up land mines!
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Just read this thread. It looks like you take pride in your work...and your pets.
Nice Work.
Thank you sir.

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Hope you have a BIG yard. Between the Rot and GD I had, I had the wheelbarrow out once a week picking up land mines!
Sometimes I feel like I have a small horse in the house.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 06:41 PM   #202
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How to flare a brake line

When I put the rear-end part of the Rubicon Express Lift Kit on the Yeti, I noticed that the right-rear brake line had some stripped fittings. The Rubicon Express Lift Kit came with new braided steel brake line for the rear as well as the front. I decided to replace the right rear brake line and replace those fittings. I finally got around to doing that today. I ordered 25 feet of 3/16" steel brake line (with various fittings) from Jegs, along with a flaring tool, pipe cutting tool, and a line bending tool. Here's a pic of some of the items you will need if you are going to replace a brake line. The Sharpie comes in handy during the bending process, for marking exactly where you need to bend.
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Here's the right side of the suspension that is missing the brake line. You'll notice the new braided line and junction coupling mounted on the axle.
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I needed about 19" of line, so I straightened it out and cut it off with the pipe cutter.
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Once you make the cut, there will probably be some burs and you'll need to de-burr the inside and chamfer the outside of the line.
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The pipe cutter I bought came with a de-burring attachment at the end of the tool.
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One clean end de-burred, chamfered, and shiny.
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Insert the brake line into the correct size hole in the flaring tool. Since I'm using 3/16", that's what I'll use. Make sure you tighten both nuts on the flaring bar to hold the brake line firmly in place.
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The amount of line material you want sticking out of the flaring bar is exactly the same depth as the flaring adapter. Too much or too little and the line will not flare correctly.
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Insert the correct size flaring adapter (in this case I'm using 3/16") into the end of the steel tubing.
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Place the anvil over the bar and crank it down until the flaring adapter touches the flaring bar.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 06:51 PM   #203
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How to flare a brake line (part 2)

When the flaring adapter touches the flaring bar, stop tightening the anvil.
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Remove the flaring adapter to reveal the first "flare."
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Insert the anvil in the brake line again and tighten until you produce the second flare (the tubing will fold in on itself).
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A properly "double flared" brake line. Make sure you put both fittings (opposite each other with threads facing out) on the line before you flare the other end or you'll get to start over. Don't worry, it's self-critiquing.
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Here's the finished product. I also put an Adel in the middle of the line and mounted it to the spring perch for stability. The bending process just takes some practice and patience.
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Nice work! I am inviting you over the next time I need to make new lines.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 07:20 PM   #205
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Nice work! I am inviting you over the next time I need to make new lines.
Thank you kind sir. I'll probably replace the other side when I get around to the rear disc brake rabbit hole. I will also probably need your advice.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 07:46 PM   #206
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Great work. Fantastic photos! You make it look easy. I guess it is easy once you have the right tools and practice a bit.
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Great work. Fantastic photos! You make it look easy. I guess it is easy once you have the right tools and practice a bit.
Thank you Ken. Easy, LOL! You should have seen me do that the first few times I tried. Let's just say it was a learning experience. In all actuality, I made two brake lines today (for the same side). When I got done with the first one, it was about 1/2" too short.

It was fun though.
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Unread 04-22-2013, 07:44 AM   #208
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Thank you kind sir. I'll probably replace the other side when I get around to the rear disc brake rabbit hole. I will also probably need your advice.
As soon as I find the bottom, I will be more than happy to climb back up and share what I know.
Maybe by the time you are ready to go I will have finished the instruction sheet I would like to write.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 05:43 PM   #209
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Awesome build!!!
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Bump hows things going hope everything is good hope all the storms passed you up.
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