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How to make fuel line flares? #4528647
09/28/17 05:44 PM
09/28/17 05:44 PM
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LucasDK Offline OP
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Hi,

I am about to replace my fuel lines by making my own stainless steel lines by bending exact copies of the old rusty ones. However I need a tool who can make this type of flare:



I am using 8mm (outside diameter, wall thickness 1mm) hydraulic stainless steel lines. Can anyone link me to a tool that is able to make this type of flare?

Lucas


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Re: How to make fuel line flares? [Re: LucasDK] #4528730
09/28/17 07:13 PM
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I can't imagine such a tool available "over the counter". These appear to be made from special machines. There may be an off chance that a shop that fabricates hydraulic lines may help you.

Re: How to make fuel line flares? [Re: LucasDK] #4528757
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There's a place near here that services the farm and ranching community. They make lines, do flaring and just about anything related to that kind of work. Find a place like that near you and ask for help.

Years ago I needed to replace some high-pressure lines for a ball mill with flares I did not recognize. One of the guys there handled it like he did exactly that every day of the week. I was really relieved. Just about everything related to that kind of work is built to some kind of standard.

Re: How to make fuel line flares? [Re: LucasDK] #4528808
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This doesn't answer your question but you can buy the "last foot" of line with the required flares then use a compression fitting to join it to the rest of your line.

They're in or near the "help" section of your FLAPS for $15 or so.

Re: How to make fuel line flares? [Re: LucasDK] #4528817
09/28/17 08:21 PM
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You could get the flare on the end using the first stage of a brake pipe flare. The second flare could be made by using a plumbers crox tool, but that's pretty small for a crox tool, and steel pipe is too hard for them too.


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Re: How to make fuel line flares? [Re: LucasDK] #4528853
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Double bubble flare tool. Not like a standard brake line flare tool. A decent one is usually $3-400.

If you can't find a local auto shop that has one, try to find a shop that builds hydraulic lines for commercial equipment. They should be able to do that for you.

Re: How to make fuel line flares? [Re: LucasDK] #4528972
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Uhhmn, Why stainless? Stuff is more difficult to work than steel. What is wrong with the existing lines? I have replaced many brake lines but rarely a fuel line. When I need to splice coolant hoses, or fuel lines, I use a hose barb. Or I use 2 clamps


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Re: How to make fuel line flares? [Re: andyd] #4531857
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Originally Posted By: andyd
Uhhmn, Why stainless? Stuff is more difficult to work than steel. What is wrong with the existing lines? I have replaced many brake lines but rarely a fuel line. When I need to splice coolant hoses, or fuel lines, I use a hose barb. Or I use 2 clamps


Yeah. Supper hard to work with. It'll be a real challenge


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