disc brake brake line 76 FJ40 Front

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Broke the metal line that goes from my passenger side caliper to the juntion block on the back of the rotor dust shield having a heck of a time finding one any body have any ideas TIA
 

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Broke the metal line that goes from my passenger side caliper to the juntion block on the back of the rotor dust shield having a heck of a time finding one any body have any ideas TIA

1-Buy from Toyota-same as FJ60, I think

2-Bend your own-PepBoys has the 3/16 tube and 10 x 1 metric fittings insanely cheap.

3-Bend and flare your own-Classic Tube has fittings that look/seem like OEM. They have a 25 foot roll of 3/16 tube for like $12 and the fittings for $1 each.

4-Soft line directly from axle to caliper. Works fine and I ran like that several seasons.
 
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Like Drew said, but I think the "short side" is available, but the long side is not.
Bending and flaring is not that difficult.....because I did it on all my brake lines.;) Be not afraid.

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went to napa bought 8" line bent it up and screwed it in good luck
 
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I just did this last week, the 8 inch line is just long enough but you need to start the bend right at the nut on the caliper side first. I used a small round srewdriver handle to make the bend as smooth as possible. Buy an extra one while your there, I think it was between $2 and $3. they tried to give me a standard thread first so keep them on their toes.
 

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Best way to bend a tube by hand is to wrap it with a similar OD spring. (Home Depot etc has these for cheap) Slip the tube into the spring and bend away. This will prevent any kinking in the line...

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pickup a quality flare tool and bend your own...
you'll be surprised how easy it is.
 

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