replace steel brakes lines??????

Ok you guys have helped me out alot over the years with my 92 blazer...........
But how about a 92 cavailer..............I just bought a car to run to work
and back in.
its in great shape only 48,000 miles and the body is real good.............but one of the Steel brake lines is busted. and the others don't look so good.
I'd like to do it my self to save the cash. but I'd like to know if im getting in over my head. Any body got any experiance working with these.
I called the local part stores and they all have stock striaght lines that I'd have to bend and flare. and the rest of the brake system I think i can easliy do by myself.
i know this is chevy 4x4 group but i thought it be mostly the same.
Thanks.
Brian
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piece of cake bro, replace all thew bad line and bleed the system down...... try to use 1 piece lines that are already flared with the flare nuts installed, if it's too long just carefully bend a loop in it and shorten it up.....christ sakes man, i plumbed half my direct port nitrous system using replacement brake lines from NAPA !
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You can buy an inexpensive small dia tubing bender but you can't use a regular flare tool. The flare needs to be double, or folded over. takes a special tool which is expensive. LD

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Any kind of lines are a major pain in the ass, but with the right tools (DOUBLE flare tool, good pipe cuter, and bender), all it takes is time. Lines are super cheap... buy more then you'll need.. your bound to mess some bends up (everyone does).
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make sure you take an old fitting with you and have them match it up. They also sell a union to join together two shorter lengths to make a longer one (you may not need these for your application). These lines are soft and will bend with only your hands as long as you are careful not to kink it and make a nice long, slow bend. You can even put a loop in a long piece to shorten it up with only your hands and not special tools. A set of tube wrenches will be real handy. The old fittings may only come out with vice grips and they may not spin on the old tube so you may have to cut it and then take the fitting out. If things are that bad you may find that the bleeder nipples are seized (that is another story). -- Regards Gordie
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Ok .great what you said is exactly what I just did last night......and the only thing I have to do now is check for leaks and then bleed the entire system..........Im going to let gravity refill all the lines then hopefully i'll have a hard petal.........with no more leaks.
I 'll let you guys know tonight..............Thanks a million
Brian
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