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I have a sticking caliper, so I thought I would replace the calipers and rubber brake lines up front in my 70 SS. Unfortunately, the aluminum threaded fitting on the steel line on the passenger side where it connects to the rubber line is a mangled mess. I am not hopeful about getting the steel line disconnected from the rubber caliper hose.

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Is the steel line under the front of the car easily replaced with the motor in?

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I think that fitting is not aluminum, but steel. I have heated the hose end with a torch to aid in releasing the rust and getting the flare nut to turn. CAUTION: If you do this, cu the hose off first, the brake fluid inside will boil, expand and burst if you do not cut the hose!

If the nut is totally beyond re-use, then you'll need to replace it. I think you can snake a new line in place (you can on my 67 anyway).
 
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