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Unread 03-29-2014, 01:17 PM   #1
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running brake lines on the frame...

Hi all,

I have a question as to where to run this brake line on my '78 cj7. The line is a prebent line from inlinetube.com It is the front to rear line and I cant seem to figure out where it goes in relation to the middle crossmember.

Here are some pics of it wrapping over the crossmember. Is this correct or does it somehow go below the crossmember? Will it hit the body once mounted if it is running over the crossmember?


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I tried to search for pics but I can't find any in the forum, and the Haynes manual doesn't have a diagram.

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Unread 03-29-2014, 01:25 PM   #2
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Don't know if this helps or not? http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/ru...alves-1517263/

Edit again oh and this: http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...-Project/page2

I just googled cj7 proportioning valve and it came up in images.

EDIT Curious did they give you something to attach the brake lines to the frame with?
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Unread 03-29-2014, 01:55 PM   #3
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Yeah, I looked at keiths but his is an 82+ so he doesn't have a middle crossmember and his line goes to the rear crossmember.

But in one link, it appears that the lines are ok to run over the parking brake mount and the crossmember. So I think I'm going over the crossmember.


Thanks!
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Unread 03-29-2014, 02:03 PM   #4
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EDIT Curious did they give you something to attach the brake lines to the frame with?


You can get a clip set from inlinetube, its like 8 bucks, but I just bought the same generic 1/4" clips at napa for like 5 bucks a set or something that are fine. They are just P clips and my c clips I still had from the teardown, I just sandblasted them and POR'd 'em.
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Whats Next: Wide track swap, winch, new seats, eventually a 4.0 mpi swap from a 90's cherokee or wrangler.
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Unread 03-29-2014, 02:28 PM   #5
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Did you have any issues getting your proportioning valve off? I think I am going to have to cut my bolts at this point.
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Unread 03-29-2014, 02:39 PM   #6
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I just went out and looked under my '79 CJ7 and that IS where the brake line AND 2 fuel lines run. They are held by a metal bracket, bolted to the frame, over the top of the 3 lines. There is a good 1 1/2"- 2" between the lines and the bottom of the tub (and my body mounts are a bit worn).
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Unread 03-29-2014, 02:53 PM   #7
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Did you have any issues getting your proportioning valve off? I think I am going to have to cut my bolts at this point.
Not when the frame so rusty around the proportioning valve that the two screws on the valve pulls right through the frame!

Here is my cut and fix......


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Unread 03-29-2014, 02:55 PM   #8
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I just went out and looked under my '79 CJ7 and that IS where the brake line AND 2 fuel lines run. They are held by a metal bracket, bolted to the frame, over the top of the 3 lines. There is a good 1 1/2"- 2" between the lines and the bottom of the tub (and my body mounts are a bit worn).
Yeah, thought maybe they did It just looks funny being the only thing running on top of the frame. Thanks for that Dngrs.
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http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...g?t=1221918667
Whats Next: Wide track swap, winch, new seats, eventually a 4.0 mpi swap from a 90's cherokee or wrangler.
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