80 brake line on a 40 w/ disc? (1 Viewer)

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Will a brake line (axle to caliper) from a 91-92 FJ-80 work on 79-85 FJ and mini-truck calipers? I'm curious about the banjo bolt fitting and wether this is a good solution when using a backing plate eliminator.
 

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Not a great solution, as the calipers don’t have a machined surface for the copper washer.

with that said, I did it on my mini truck (fj60 rotors & 4runner calipers). To make it fit, the banjo bolt needs to be machined to clear the inverted flare fitting in the caliper. It seals fine.

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Not a great solution, as the calipers don’t have a machined surface for the copper washer.

with that said, I did it on my mini truck (fj60 rotors & 4runner calipers). To make it fit, the banjo bolt needs to be machined to clear the inverted flare fitting in the caliper. It seals fine.

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Thanks for the info. Sounds like more work than it's worth in my case. Though your set up pictured is the functionality I'm looking for. :beer:
 

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It was easier than it sounds. I put the banjo bolt in a drill press vice and hit the end with a 3/8” drill bit. It took 2-3 tries to get it to clear, but that surface does not seal the brake fluid, the copper washers do.

if you google brake upgrades on tacomas, this is common.
 

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