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      1993 Dodge caravan, 1949 Dodge truck, 1991 swb chevrolet truck
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      Have you thought of or I'm asking what are your thoughts on nickel/copper lines?
      This is what I'm installing on my 1949 project truck. A photo from Amazon it is called nicop.
      It does not rust, you install same way as if you were making your own steel lines with a flaring tool ... Bubble flare, double flare .... it will accept all flaring methods.
      Same time you can actually massage it by hand without a special bender .... makes it a dream to install.

      The photo from Amazon it is specified for fuel, brakes, transmissions. .... Just saying this is what I'm doing. Even if you are going to hire a mechanic to do your work for you, they should not complain about working with this product ..... Thats my thoughts.

       
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      Have you thought of or I'm asking what are your thoughts on nickel/copper lines?
      This is what I'm installing on my 1949 project truck. A photo from Amazon it is called nicop.
      It does not rust, you install same way as if you were making your own steel lines with a flaring tool ... Bubble flare, double flare .... it will accept all flaring methods.
      Same time you can actually massage it by hand without a special bender .... makes it a dream to install.

      The photo from Amazon it is specified for fuel, brakes, transmissions. .... Just saying this is what I'm doing. Even if you are going to hire a mechanic to do your work for you, they should not complain about working with this product ..... Thats my thoughts.

      Yes, I'm aware of nickel-copper. It's easier to bend, and nickel is corrosion-resistant, but I've always worried about the copper component of it being more active.

      I use PVF-coated brake lines, and I believe they only failed the 2nd time around because about 5 years after I replaced everything, I had the underbody, frame, etc sandblasted and undercoated. I believe the sandblasting was too aggressive and took the PVF coating off. There are other indications that they went too far with it. And they did not prime the bare metal before undercoating, which I'm told allows the undercoating to attack the metal. I've since had the frame welded twice, and its deterioration accelerated.

      Anyway, I already have the PVF-coated steel lines on hand, and the truck will be gone in 2 years, so I just have to make it safe.
       
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