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Located in southwest CT (Milford to be exact), the passenger side brake line for my '01 Frontier rusted where Nissan put the plastic insulation over it (near where the exhaust manifold heat shield is). Of course when I tried to remove the caliper hose, it snapped at that point.

I have about zero patience for the truck at this point, so bending something into shape so it actually fits is pretty out of the question (Ive tried....its close, except for the fact that two bends are backwards and that throws everything off)

Ive never actually bent tubing before but the truck is on a jackstand in my driveway and it needs to be running ASAP.

Anyone nearby that can bend brake tubing? Im sure we can come to an agreement on payment (beer, cash, my first born, etc)

Thanks in advance.

-Chris
 

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Ok, you've tried bending the line and it didn't work out. So now go get another line. Do not use a tubing bender. Lines are designed so you can bend them by hand. Remove the old line and bend the new one so you can connect it back up to your starting point. Then take your time, go slow and gently bend the line so it is close. It doesn't have to look perfect to work. Try to get them close wear the clamps go so it will stay put. It may seem daunting but I think you can handle it. If a nicer looking/fitting line is wanted, you can take that one off and use it as a template. Once the new line is bent you'll need to tweak it to get it on. Then when your talking about it, you can just say, eh no biggy!
Just be patient and it'll work out.
Good luck
 

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I always use a bender for brake lines. You can maybe get away with not using one if you don't have any tight bends.
I easily made over 500 141 coaxial cables while working spacecraft assembly. Built different jigs to accomplish requirements. The cables are phased matched ( generally four cables)In other words they have to be the same length. The connector locations are all different lengths sometimes having to make loops in the cable.
It is not hard to do, brake lines that is. Making co ax cables was a pain!
 

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Nissan does sell the individual brake line pieces, so you could go that route for a perfect fit. Otherwise there are lines that are meant to be bent by hand. Buy a few and return the ones you don't use.
 
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