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#16 dodge trucker ONLINE  

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Posted November 20, 2017 - 08:35 AM

I usually get the coated steel line, haven't tried the copper nickel stuff yet. I was glad they finally came out with something better than bare steel line when the coated stuff came out.
Last one (mom's car) I did is a 98 intrepid. I wish she'd dump it. Not that bad of a car until the underside decided to eat itself in rust.
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Posted November 20, 2017 - 08:58 AM

I usually get the coated steel line, haven't tried the copper nickel stuff yet. I was glad they finally came out with something better than bare steel line when the coated stuff came out.
Last one (mom's car) I did is a 98 intrepid. I wish she'd dump it. Not that bad of a car until the underside decided to eat itself in rust.

Copper ones cost more, but they bend so much easier so if you have any tight areas you will be glad you spent the extra buck or two. 

 

I have heavily undercoated my car and every time I go into inspection they always scratch off my coating on the lines and say oh they are copper and move on to something else.


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Posted November 20, 2017 - 04:02 PM

What I hate the most is those that nag and those who lay the guilt trip if you don't jump right onto their requests.
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Posted November 20, 2017 - 11:42 PM

I've had people ask, answer is always no, liability, people not paying, and having too much to work on already play into this.

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Posted November 21, 2017 - 11:57 AM

Shop around. There are companies that will bend stainless brake lines, but they are more expensive and can be difficult to install because they don't bend as easy. I can't recommend anyone but when I was playing with an old car I saw a number of ads for them

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Posted November 21, 2017 - 01:26 PM

I don't even like working on things for relatives. Mine only show up after they buy the biggest worn out, broke down, parts missing piece of rust they can find. Expecting me to be able to just tweak a few screws and turn it into a new machine for little or no monetary investment.


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Posted November 21, 2017 - 02:52 PM

the only way to stop that is to charge for labor comparable to what the shops charge. If they still want you to do it, atleast you make some money on the deal. Either way, they probably wont come back


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