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What's the easiest way to hook up the calipers on my rear disk conversion? :-?:

I bought a front brake hose for a 77 Chevy K20, but the end on it is HUGE? K5 Chris said some people use Chevette lines? Are they small enough to hook to the rear lines?
 

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You talking about hooking it to the hard lines on the axle? The hoses i got hook right up to the hardline connections. It looks big but it fit good. I redid all the lines in rear but they were the same size connections as stock.
 

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i originally bought front hoses for a late 70's early 80's chevette.
 

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I have the banjo's for the caliper's, just wondering how I'm going to adapt this huge end to the factory size (small) hardlines? I will check into Chevette lines tomorrow.

Thanks all!
 

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I used hoses from the front of a '79 Chevette. Bent a small piece of flat steel and drilled a hole, welded it to the axle, and retained the hose with a factory style clip.

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I had Advance pull hose's for a 77 Chevette & a 77 K20 the other day. Identical hoses. Judging from your pics the nut on the end of the metal line just screws into the hose end.:dunno:
 

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i got my entire kit from azkickin.com
i was told chevette hoses too.. for me locally they are $25 each.. so $50 when azkickin charged $60 for 2 hoses, custom brackets and all bolts.....

i havent seen them online anymore but maybe a google search on azkickin may bring up a parts list.....
quick google search pulled this up...
http://www.coloradok5.com/atrondiskbrakes.shtml
 

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On 2005-12-08 22:26, Got Smoke? wrote:
I had Advance pull hose's for a 77 Chevette & a 77 K20 the other day. Identical hoses. Judging from your pics the nut on the end of the metal line just screws into the hose end.:dunno:

Yep, the nut on the hard line will thread into the end of the hose. The hose part number I used was BH86572 from O'Reillys, $12.49 each. The hoses should be different than the ones on a K20 because the K20 hoses are longer and usually have a metal tube about 6" long at the caliper end. I have seen some that use a rubber relief instead of metal, but they're not as common.
 

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On 2005-12-09 10:06, mudmonkey wrote:

Yep, the nut on the hard line will thread into the end of the hose. The hose part number I used was BH86572 from O'Reillys, $12.49 each.

:shock: Thanks for that tib bit of info! My $20 a pop hose's will be going back to Auto Zone now, and I'll be visiting a O'Reillys. :bigthumb:
 
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