WTB Preformed Brake Lines for 69-72 Newport

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    Trying to find if anyone out there makes preformed lines, if I do pick up a Newport, I would really like to go through the brake system. I really not a fan of relying on 50 year old brake lines, specially with my family in the car.

    Really would not like to make my own, as it is time consuming and I feel I would have a really hard time making them look like they were stock (Trying to match all the bends).

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
     
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    They are great people to work with. Just because they don't have something listed, does not mean the won't work with you. Give their Tech department a call, nine times out of ten, they know what interchanges from year to year.
     
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    The major difference between 1970 to 71 is the splitter block bolted to the chassis found below the master cylinder was changed to a different unit. I can check tomorrow with my cars if visually it looks like the earlier lines can be made to work.
     
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    Being a C....if you can't buy 'em---bend 'em..
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    Tip: Stay away from stainless steel lines.
    Yes they are pretty to look at but a bitch to seal.
    Stainless is very hard and does not have the same "crush" factor (as regular lines) to seal up at the flare
     
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    If you bend your own, NiCopp lines are wonderful. I made my own to replace the rear diff lines and didnt even have to use a tool...no collapse or kink...wont rust and seals just fine.
     
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    Newport 66 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    It works good for fuel lines too
     
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    On top of this if you have a set that is toast, send them in and they will copy them for you. Lack of an off the shelf pattern is only an issue if you also have nothing to copy. They did rear axel and master cylinder to proportioning valves for my 74 based on the crap, smashed, and rusty ones I sent in.
     
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    What was the turn around on something like that?
     
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    Your asking the right questions to the wrong folks. Talk to the suppliers themselves. Otherwise you will just get opinions.
    Let us know what you find out.

    Will.
     
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    8 days on the stuff I sent in according to my notes. They will give you an ETA if you call.
     
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    Awesome, I wasn't too worried about the duration as long as it wasn't weeks or months
     
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    I have been through this recently when I replaced the brake lines on the 1971 Chrysler 300 I sold to a good guy in Austria. I worked with Right Stuff to get the correct lines for my 71, and they are different than the 69/70 lines, which they also supply. I had to go back and forth with them to get the lines correct and to send them one of my lines to copy. I am not sure they revised what they offer in their catalog finally, but I hope so. Stephanie was the contact person there with whom I worked. I ordered 5 sets of 1971 lines from them when they finally had them correct. The 1972 models will be the same as the 1971 models.

    No one else I contacted last year had any interest in making these lines, so I suggest you talk with her.

    The Right Stuff - Disc Brake Conversions, Pre-Bent Lines, Brakes and More

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    As a vendor for Right Stuff, I had a customer needing a fuel line for 68 B-Body Slant 6 from the fuel pump to the carb, which nobody else offered. Stephanie went as far as making up a a work order for the project and saw it through. As mentioned, reach out for them as they may not list it in the catalog, but they may have the ability to do it or even fabricate a set off of your originals.
     
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