1989 Bronco II hard brake lines


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Is there a difference between 1989 & 1990 Bronco II hard lines? Conducting a brake job that is becoming a restoration project... The only preformed lined are up to 88 & 90 w/abs.

Advice and input is very much appreciated at this point. Thanks in advance.
 


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I had the same question, as I could not find a prebent 1989 set of lines.
 

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I always just go to the store and buy universal lines. If you buy the new copper/nickel lines they sell, it's very easy to bend by hand. If you need to go from the front all the way to the rear, they sell couplers so you can couple two lines together. Easier to install two shorter lines that one longer one anyway. The only problem you may run into is if you need new lines to the master cylinder. They sometimes used odd sized nuts on the lines up there, so you have to cut the universal line off, slide the universal nut off and slid the old nut back on and re-flare the line.
 

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Thank you.
I was trying to avoid that but every line I touch is cursed. Guess 50 trips to the part store it shall be.
 

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That's pretty much what I ended up doing when I replaced the brake lines on my 1998. Mostly for fittings and getting things to thread together. I did end up using a couple of the old ones since new ones couldn't be had.
 

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50 trips?



There, two clicks and you are done.
 

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50 trips?



There, two clicks and you are done.
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You can do a nice job with the universal lines. If you want to bend it exactly like the factory did, you can buy a bender in the store also. I personally believe the factory made a little too many kinks and sent the line in too many wayward directions sometimes, so I add lib when it's ok. And you will find the universal lines come in certain lengths, sometimes it works out a little too long. That's usually ok, when you bend them by hand your bends have a larger radius, and if you need to take up some extra line a little zig zag here or there won't hurt anything. And these copper nickel line won't rust like the steel lines. Only thing is, the threaded nuts still rust and get stuck. I wish they had brass nuts on them like the couplers are brass.
 


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