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Old 07-26-2020, 02:24 PM
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I got a new tool this week and wasn't sure whether to post here or in the fail thread.

Needed to make a small brake line for the Eurovan didn't have an ISO/bubble flare tool so I bought this: https://www.ecstuning.com/b-bav-auto.../b8800083~bav/

The tool works really well, especially with the Cunifer copper-nickel alloy tubing. This stuff is as strong as steel, rust-resistant like stainless, but bends and shapes nicely. I would recommend both if you need to make flared tubes.

It's been a long time since I made hard lines, though. Mistakes were made...

I can honestly say I’ve never done that!











But then I wouldn’t be completely honest :
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This is what the slots are for in pipe cutter wheels. this most often happens when two things happen together. 1 you make a textbook bubble or flair. 2 forgot to put the fitting on first.
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this most often happens when two things happen together. 1 you make a textbook bubble or flair. 2 forgot to put the fitting on first.
I thought it was just me
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funny

like running around in the bay, you've either done it, will or lie
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Old 07-27-2020, 10:34 AM
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For all you fabricators out there, this will be a "duh" post, but I got my first chance to play with Clecos this weekend. I was down in NC with my LeMons buddies, and we had to make a new lexan rear hatch glass for the Integra. The old one had gasoline splashed on it and had started to degrade very quickly. We drilled out all the rivets, pulled the old one off, traced it out on a new sheet, and used the holes in the old one as a guide. Since we were concerned with the old hatch glass moving around as we drilled all the holes, we drilled 8 holes using the old hatch, and used clecos to secure the old hatch to the new, uncut lexan. We finished out drilling the other 40-something holes, pulled out the clecos and then cut the new hatch glass with a jig saw.

When we put the new glass on the hatch, we got out the clecos again and attached it to the hatch frame with a couple to get everything lined up to finish the install with rivets. We did a pretty good job using the old glass as a template, as we only had one hole that was notably off. With a little brute force, we bent the lexan a little bit to get it to line up better for the rivet gun, and the last rivet was in place.

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funny

like running around in the bay, you've either done it, will or lie
Done it. In my defense I did not bend or chip up the prop! I saved that for the run up the Potomac.


And yes clecos are worth their weight.
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