Where can I purchase the metal line for clutch slave cylinder?

Tiny
SFCTRIPLETT57
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  • 1987 TOYOTA PICKUP
  • 2.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 155,555 MILES
I having problems finding the metal line that comes off the clutch slave cylinder that’s mounted on the side of the manual transmission. No one can seam to find it and the lines they want to give me is 12 inches long and will not work even if you bend it. The line looks to be about 6 to 7 inches long, where can I order this line from.

Thanks everyone.
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Sunday, September 19th, 2021 AT 4:23 PM

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Tiny
KENNY K
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Good Evening Sergeant,

By the end of this, this truck is going to be 100% new. :)

I see the issue you are having with this line. I am not seeing it either. However, I attached a picture of the slave cylinder below just to confirm we are talking about the line that threads into it?

If so, I would just make my own. You can get about 12 inches of straight brake line and then bend it and flare the other end.

Here is a video that shows how to do this. It is not that complicated, even a Navy guy could do it. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO43p4ZFUiM

I think the only other solution that I can think of for this would be to go to a salvage yard and find one on another vehicle. However, if you have the original one then you can just copy the bends if it has any.

Lastly I would suggest getting one of the line kits shown below and then just bend the line and when you get it correct, cut off the remainder and then put the threaded nut and flare the line.

Sorry I don't have a better answer but I suspect this is what most people are doing on this one.

Thanks
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Sunday, September 19th, 2021 AT 6:40 PM
Tiny
JOE F
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Hi,

Because of the model year, chances are you will need to make your own. Do me a favor. Take a look at the attached pic. Is that what yours's looks like? If so, I understand why you are concerned about the bends. However, it doesn't need to look exactly like that.

Also, they make a nickel-copper steel hose that is used for brake line repair. It is much easier to bend and work with, and it won't rust.

To make your own, make sure to get tubing that is the same size diameter as the original. Also, get two new threaded fittings, one for each end. Then, each end of the tubing will receive a double flair and it should be good to go after that.

You will need a double flaring tool, but most parts stores will lend you one.

Let me know.

Joe
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Sunday, September 19th, 2021 AT 6:41 PM
Tiny
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That is it.
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Monday, September 20th, 2021 AT 3:17 AM
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KENNY K
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Perfect. Joe can weigh in on this but if it were me, I would just bend a single tube and remove that S bend. It is there in case there is any movement that it doesn't pull on the threads.

However, you can make it a decent size U bend and achieve the same thing.

Either way, sounds like we think the best bet is to make your own.
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Monday, September 20th, 2021 AT 9:08 AM

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