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Re: BobbyFord Short Bed

Postby BobbyFord » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:16 pm

ultraranger wrote:Very nice work, Bobby! :thup:

I guess this means you're no longer a brake tubing virgin. :D

The only thing I see that you MAY have a problem with is the large line fitting on the rear of the valve. You may have a problem running a line off it, since it looks like it's in tight confines. If you can bend a line off it, It may be difficult to get your line wrench on the fitting to be able to tighten/loosen that fitting.

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I had a 180-degree bend coming off the rear of my brake valve and I just barely had room to get the line wrench in to tighten that fitting. --and this was without the valve bracket being located behind this fitting or with the MC sitting right on top of it.

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Hopefully, it won't turn into a big problem requiring modifications to the bracket or valve mounting location.

Thanks Steve. :)
No, that rear line shouldn't be a problem. I planned it like that. I wanted it to be real tight. I have a special wrench that should make it easy.

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Re: BobbyFord Short Bed

Postby jimmy828 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:11 pm

That is some neat work you have on those lines. Now you got me eager to learn how to do it :fr:

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Re: BobbyFord Short Bed

Postby BobbyFord » Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:46 pm

I got the right front hard line bent and installed today. It runs behind the engine crossmember, just like the drum brake line, but I ran the left half of the line under the left engine perch and then up to the prop valve. It was tricky threading into place but I'm happy with the way it turned out. The coils were made by wrapping the line around the handle of my floor jack. The flaring tool is absolutely perfect.
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I have a 12' section left that I will make the rear line from tomorrow. I'll remove the bed to make it easier.

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Re: BobbyFord Short Bed

Postby robroy » Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:16 pm

Good day Bobby! Those lines are works of art; I love the coils especially. Sorry if you already mentioned this, yet are these stainless lines?

I can remember having a heck of a time bending and flaring #50's stainless. I'll probably choose regular lines for future projects.

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Re: BobbyFord Short Bed

Postby BobbyFord » Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:55 pm

robroy wrote:Good day Bobby! Those lines are works of art; I love the coils especially. Sorry if you already mentioned this, yet are these stainless lines?

I can remember having a heck of a time bending and flaring #50's stainless. I'll probably choose regular lines for future projects.

Hi Robroy. No this is Bundy Weld tubing----> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bundy_tube It is pretty easy to bend. The flaring tool that I bought makes flaring a breeze.
Anyone ever bleed a brand new complete system by yourself without a pressure bleeder? :x
I got to drive it. I definitely need to set the toe. I'm happy with it although I couldn't really drive it very far or for very long (no bed, no brake lights.)
Here's a shot of the last line midway through the install. It was fun but I'm glad its over.
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Re: BobbyFord Short Bed

Postby ultraranger » Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:14 pm

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robroy wrote:Good day Bobby! Those lines are works of art; I love the coils especially. Sorry if you already mentioned this, yet are these stainless lines?

I can remember having a heck of a time bending and flaring #50's stainless. I'll probably choose regular lines for future projects.

Hi Robroy. No this is Bundy Weld tubing----> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bundy_tube It is pretty easy to bend. The flaring tool that I bought makes flaring a breeze.
Anyone ever bleed a brand new complete system by yourself without a pressure bleeder? :x
I got to drive it. I definitely need to set the toe. I'm happy with it although I couldn't really drive it very far or for very long (no bed, no brake lights.)
Here's a shot of the last line midway through the install. It was fun but I'm glad its over.
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That's some very nice work you've done, Bobby and is something you can be proud of. :thup:

In reference to bleeding the brakes by yourself, Speed Bleeders for the calipers/drums were a VERY good invention.

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Re: BobbyFord Short Bed

Postby BobbyFord » Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:40 pm

Thanks, Steve. I'll look into those speed bleeders. I did get a friend to help yesterday but I think there may still be some air in the lines. I'm probably going to borrow my friend's pressure bleeder.

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Re: BobbyFord Short Bed

Postby cole71 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:02 pm

Awesome work! Any word on the shaker?
My build thread...viewtopic.php?f=22&t=67317

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Re: BobbyFord Short Bed

Postby BobbyFord » Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:47 am

cole71 wrote:Awesome work! Any word on the shaker?

Thanks buddy.
Last word I got on the shaker was thT it will be available December 20th. But I don't believe them. They've given me about 5 different dates since April.

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Re: BobbyFord Short Bed

Postby marz68 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:05 pm

Nice work Bobby. What flaring tool do you have?
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Re: BobbyFord Short Bed

Postby BobbyFord » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:38 pm

marz68 wrote:Nice work Bobby. What flaring tool do you have?

Thanks Marz. I used the KTool Int. flaring tool. It's the same one Eastwood sells----> http://www.ktoolinternational.com/PDFs/ ... manual.pdf

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Re: BobbyFord Short Bed

Postby elgemcdlf » Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:21 pm

Good to see you back at it. I think you will be happy with the mods.

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Re: BobbyFord Short Bed

Postby BobbyFord » Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:05 pm

elgemcdlf wrote:Good to see you back at it. I think you will be happy with the mods.

Steve

Thanks, Steve

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Re: BobbyFord Short Bed

Postby cdnwillyg » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:21 pm

Just went thru your build very nice, I like your attention to detail....keep it up Bobby!
Nice work. :thup:
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Re: BobbyFord Short Bed

Postby BobbyFord » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:41 pm

cdnwillyg wrote:Just went thru your build very nice, I like your attention to detail....keep it up Bobby!
Nice work. :thup:

Thanks, bud.


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