1985 Monte Carlo SS from the ground up.....

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tony_ru

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Sep 22, 2011
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#53
did you know that rear brakes installed upside down, right?:)
 
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69bigblock

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Sep 27, 2015
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#54
Lol, I was hoping no one would noticed.. my next thing to do is new brake lines so going to fix that... bleeding the brakes be a problem..
 
69hurstolds

69hurstolds

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Jan 2, 2006
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Installed the brake lines. Ordered some brake hoses just waiting for them to come in.. didn’t install the rear lines yet.. not sure if I’m going to shorten the line or make and xtra bend..
Looks great so far!

Heh heh. This reminds me of the time I ordered all the brake crap from GM. The lines from the MC were pre-bent (p/n 25511680 and 25511681), I got the cast iron original style proportioning valve (25509419), all the clamps and bolts/washers, hoses for the entire frame, and then what did I get? I got a 500 lb roll (I exaggerate to clarify) of brake line tubing!!!!!!!! And no fittings (those were sold separately). WTF? They did the same to me with the fuel line. Just gave me a big ass roll. That's when I stopped going to the dealership and saying "order XXX for me" without figuring out exactly what I would be getting and how much I'd be paying. Seems like the pre-bent kits are the way to go.
 
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69bigblock

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Well that would of pissed me off.. Did you end up using it or send it back.
 
69hurstolds

69hurstolds

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Well that would of pissed me off.. Did you end up using it or send it back.
Still got it somewhere. I paid a good piece of change for that big roll. And the dealership's "special order" thing of no returns on those got me. So if it's not in stock, it's considered "special order". Thing is, I got it where I would simply call and they would order whatever I wanted and I'd pay when it came in and I went to pick it up. I got to where I started asking for prices... haha. It wasn't THAT expensive. I think it was 25' of each of the 1/4" frame rail brake line (p/n 603827) and the 3/16" front/rears to the wheels (p/n 3696822). It wasn't THAT expensive really, but I think it was around 50 or 60 bucks for the brake lines back then. Kinda pricey for just rolls of tubing.

I also got the rubber AND the metal fuel lines the SAME way about a year before that, Didn't think they would do that again. Either the bonehead behind the counter didn't know what he was doing or...maybe he did....so he could fleece me. :)
 

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