Are these the brake lines I need?

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jscott

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Will be getting my car into a shop soon for a little work, my car is a '72 but built in 9/71. One of the items I want done is a complete brake line replacement. I have the rubber hoses but need the hard lines. I am confused by Classic Tube's web site so piecing together from NPD. While I prefer SS I know the shop will have an easier time with steel lines and I am sure they will outlive me. I sent classic tube an email asking what I need but no response. They do show a SS kit but I cannot find a steel kit. https://classictube.com/product/for...-v8-9-axle-built-before-july-1972-19711972-2/


These are the items I will get, these should be correct for all the hard lines, right??




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Here's the complete pre-7/72 kit in steel. If you want to keep them looking really nice, wipe them down with a degreaser and spray with a matte clear before sending them to the shop.


The line fitting sizes on the master cylinder changed with those dates. To avoid confusion, order a 1971 disc master.
 

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I agree with Hemikiller, I ordered my set for a 73 disk/drum setup after I upgraded my front to disk brakes with master cylinder and booster. With both the original distribution block and the proportioning valve (ordered one from CJ and was totally different for line placement, and one from NPD that at least had the ports close to where the original lines would connect) I thad to change the fittings because none of the ones from classic tube fit. I emailed them and never got a response. I just flared up new lines for the master cylinder and got them in last week. The other lines from the rear and front passenger side, I had to use adapters to make them work. Otherwise, I would have been pulling them to reflate as well. I never liked adapters on brake lines so I may end up pulling them again to change the actual fittings anyway.
 

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FYI, I've bought the SS full kit for my 71, used 1/2 the package and so far all was bended pretty ok. fittings all matching the original. The in between fitting on the passenger tower is also included. Very nice kit, no doubt the steel version will be the same, but as you said " the shop will have an easier time with steel lines", I thought I'd mention that you should not worry for the install for both quality.
Living in one of the most sh..ty country weather wise, anything avail in SS always go first on my list.

Note that you will need the clips, and there is a kit for these lines on NPD that also includes the clips, hex headed screws and all the engine bay rubber grommets and plugs. Not in SS tho.
 

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I used stainless steel lines for the front and rear to the rear distribution block. I upgraded to 4 wheel discs so I couldn’t use the lines from the rear block to the rear discs as it is set up for drums. I used copper-nickel lines to the rear discs. The rear distribution block that mounts on the rear axle carrier doesn’t appear to be part of the kit you displayed. You can buy that online from AutoZone….surprisingly! That’s where I got mine.
 
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