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I just joined the 'spam free' forum...I posted this in the old spam ridden forum, but I wanted to post it in this one now.

"Good Morning. I just bought a '92 Ford E150 Conversion van. One of the problems with it is that the left brake line is rusted and needs replaced. Does anyone have any advice? Are there any good, reputable parts dealers online anywhere? Does anyone have a step-by-step DIY for this job? Can anyone give me any kind of advice because I'm new to Ford vehicles, i've worked on Volkswagens for a few years, but I just need some guidance.

Please, anything will help! Thanks!"
 

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If you want to change the complete brake line. You're going to be hard pressed locating a preformed line... You're going to have to purchase the proper brake line diameter a tub bender a flaring tool & maybe even extra connectors..
 

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Yea i would try a napa, or an advanced auto, even pepboys. Best bet is to down the van pull off the old line so #1 you can id the diameter,#2 match your new straight line to it and get all the proper bends. Buy yourself a good double flaring tool, new brake fluid, and good luck. I redid every single brake line in my 67 fairlane that way and after a few tweaks she's perfect.
 

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A couple more things to keep in mind.Make sure you get the correct diameter line.Some are metric.Also make sure you get the correct fittings on the line.Match thread against thread.You can probably rent a flaring tool from a parts store.Practice doing double flares on a piece of the old line till your comfortable with your work.And get soft wall tubing,it bends much easier than regular steel tubing.
 

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thanks for backin me up bog, always good to get a variety of feedback. Should be an easy repair.
 

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A couple more things to keep in mind.Make sure you get the correct diameter line.Some are metric.Also make sure you get the correct fittings on the line.Match thread against thread.You can probably rent a flaring tool from a parts store.Practice doing double flares on a piece of the old line till your comfortable with your work.And get soft wall tubing,it bends much easier than regular steel tubing.
I just wanted to add to boghog's post with a little cautionary tail. I have a mid to low end flaring tools that is very hard to use. The vise doesn't always hold the brake line square and it does take practice. If the flare is not centered and even, the connection will leak, so pay close attention to the quality of the flare. Maybe use a pre-made connection as a guide.
 

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Check the flair on your vehicle. It could be a simple double flair, or it coould be an ISO flair (commonly used with ABS brakes).
 
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